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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The surprising reason hiring is so hard

Christina Bruce| Dec 5, 2012 10:15 am


A new Workopolis study finds that Canadian employers are finding it harder than ever to find the talent they need. Why is it so difficult? The reasons might surprise you.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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What astronauts can teach us about hiring

Julie Labrie| Dec 3, 2012 02:49 pm


Astronauts spend months living and working in confined quarters 24-hours a day with no escape. It’s no wonder space programs are experts in the study of team dynamics. Here are 5 key things you can learn from them.



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Career lessons from Rob Ford

Christina Bruce| Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am


Sounds crazy, right? Maybe not. There is actually an important lesson to learn from the fall of the notorious Toronto Mayor.



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The best way ever to stay focused at work

Christina Bruce| Nov 7, 2012 04:21 pm


Puppies, kittens, and cute baby animals: why is it we like looking at them so much? Turns out it really could be good for us. Research has found that looking at pictures of baby animals actually increases productivity. Find out why.



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3 quick tricks to get more done at work

Christina Bruce| Nov 5, 2012 02:23 pm


Daylight savings meant we all set our clocks back for a much-needed extra hour this weekend. Finding more time (and getting more done) can be easier than you think — try these three tips to help your workplace stay productive.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The late thirties are the new twenties for men

Peter Harris| Nov 5, 2012 12:00 pm


When is the greatest period of a man’s life? It’s not your crazy university days or the single adventurous years of your twenties. No, a new survey of 1,000 men shows that they are having the best time of their lives at age thirty-seven. Here’s why.



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No new jobs, unemployment remains static in October

Peter Harris| Nov 2, 2012 09:56 am


Statistics Canada has just released its monthly report on the state of the Canadian job market. The news is… underwhelming. Canada added almost new jobs last month leaving the unemployment rate unchanged.



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Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Christina Bruce| Oct 23, 2012 11:36 am


Mean managers who get results from their team are often left alone. Could it be causing more harm than we think? A survey reveals the opinions of HR about bosses who bully — and how to deal with jerks in the workplace.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
War for talent

Harder than ever to find good people, study says

Christina Bruce| Oct 22, 2012 10:31 am


What’s worrying business leaders today? A new study says finding talent tops the list. Find out why a competitive recruitment strategy is more important than ever before.



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