Industry News & Insights

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Employers share the worst sick day excuses they’d ever heard

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 14, 2013 09:50 am


It’s flu season again, and lots of people are getting sick. However, not all of those empty desks around the office are due to legitimate illness. In a recent Workopolis poll roughly 50% of users admitted faking a sick day. Here are some of the worst excuses that bosses have heard.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Recruitment resolutions: 3 hiring commandments for 2013

Christina Bruce| Jan 11, 2013 12:54 pm


We all like to begin the year with a fresh start and a resolution or two. Here are some recruitment resolutions you should consider for 2013.



Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights,
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Dangers of a boring job

Christina Bruce| Jan 7, 2013 12:54 pm


New research tells us that nothing makes employees happier than simply enjoying their work. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of a bored employee, and get them back on track.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Canadian unemployment hits lowest level in four years

Peter Harris| Jan 4, 2013 10:21 am


The Canadian economy experienced its second month in a row of solid job creation with 40,000 new, mostly full-time jobs being created in December. Which regions and sectors saw the biggest gains?



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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What’s hot in hiring for 2013: 5 trends you’ll be seeing this year

Christina Bruce| Jan 2, 2013 11:44 am


Workopolis takes a look at some of the hiring trends we saw emerge in 2012 and predicts what will be hot in hiring for 2013.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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The twelve office blunders of Christmas

Christina Bruce| Dec 17, 2012 12:49 pm


As we jingle our way through the Christmas season, it’s important to keep certain principles in mind when it comes to the office. Here are a few common seasonal slip-ups to avoid this year.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Workopolis by the numbers: Where the available jobs and candidate searches match (and mismatch)

Peter Harris| Dec 12, 2012 10:32 am


A look at some recent statistics from Workopolis comparing the numbers of job postings in given areas and industries to the numbers of corresponding job searches being conducted by candidates across Canada. Where is the competition for jobs and employees the hottest?



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Throwing a killer holiday party

Christina Bruce| Dec 7, 2012 11:13 am


It’s that time of year again! Are you ready for your company Christmas party? There are always survival guides for employees, but what about the other side of the fence? Here are a few pointers for those throwing the parties.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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When is the best time to post a job?

Christina Bruce| Dec 6, 2012 11:01 am


When is the best time to post a job? New research gives us insight into the best times, days of the week, and even time of year.



Category: Help & FAQ's, Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights,
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The hottest occupations for career growth, and 20 in decline to steer clear of

Peter Harris| Dec 6, 2012 10:26 am


If you’re in one of these industries seeing too many workers compete for too few jobs, it may be time to change course. The good news is that there are just as many fields where solid growth is expected. Here’s where the jobs will (and won’t) be created in the near future.



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