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The worst passwords of 2013

The worst online passwords of 2013 (and how to create a secure one)

Peter Harris| Jan 21, 2014 09:33 am


It turns out that a lot of us are still using terrible passwords for our online accounts, and that makes our information vulnerable to attacks. If your password is one of these, change it now.



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Latest Canadian job numbers

Surprising job losses in December cause spike in Canada’s unemployment rate

Peter Harris| Jan 10, 2014 10:02 am


The overall national unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed back up to 7.2% in December as this country shed nearly 46,000 jobs. Here’s where the bulk of the losses were, and what we expect to see moving forward.



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Online tools

The Career Website is back (and why you need to invest in yours ASAP)

Melissa Allen| Dec 5, 2013 03:08 pm


Just a couple of years ago, industry experts were calling it the end of the career website, thanks to new job-focused social networks. Now, the career website is back with a vengeance. Here are three good reasons to invest in yours.



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2013 Year in Review: Jobs that won't exist 10 years from now

Workopolis research: Ten jobs that will not exist ten years from now

Peter Harris| Nov 26, 2013 11:39 am


Ten years ago, the job of Social Media Expert didn’t even exist. It won’t exist ten years from now either. Here’s a look at some up and coming job titles on Workopolis right now – along with career paths that are destined to disappear soon.



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Business woman eating healthy vegetable salad.

Unhealthy workers to pay extra for their bad habits

Melissa Allen| Nov 18, 2013 04:13 pm


In the next two years, more and more companies will build and grow their employee health strategy to counteract rising healthcare costs, boost productivity and overall workplace wellness.



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Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| Nov 13, 2013 07:57 pm


Reduce turn-over and cost-per-hire, while attracting the best talent and increasing retention with a strong, aligned employer and talent brand. But first, make sure you know the difference between the two, and what purpose each of them servce.



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The latest employment news

Canadian unemployment rate holds steady at a five-year low

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2013 10:52 am


The Canadian economy created 13,200 jobs in October, leaving the national unemployment rate unchanged at its five-year low of 6.9%. Here’s what Workopolis is forecasting for the job market moving forward.



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Beautiful woman

Unattractive or married women need not apply?

Melissa Allen| Oct 29, 2013 09:14 am


Career opportunties for women have grown exponentially in the last century, however, old gender-biases against women still exist. In fact, 61% of women believe that looks is one of the top two biggest obstacles to getting ahead.



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Canadian salaries

Report: Canadian starting salaries to increase by 4% in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2013 10:42 am


Several reports have come out this week with projections for where Canadian paycheques are headed over the coming year. Here’s a look at what we’re earning now, and who is expected to see the biggest increases in 2014.



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The national unemployment rate

Unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in five years

Peter Harris| Oct 11, 2013 10:50 am


The national unemployment rate in Canada has fallen below 7% for the first time since 2008. This marks the lowest level of unemployment that this country has seen since before the start of the recession.



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