Industry News & Insights

Meditating business men

Do this to have a smarter, more productive workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 7, 2014 08:17 pm


The one thing has been proven in studies to improve decision making and increase productivity.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Employment in Canada hols steady

Canadian job market: The top trends in job creation and hiring for spring 2014

Peter Harris| Mar 7, 2014 10:05 am


Job creation in Canada remained relatively flat last month, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.0%. With that in mind, the team takes a look at some key trends in hiring, to see where most of the new opportunities are.



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Woman sitting at a desk and stretching

Sedentary careers are deadly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2014 07:23 pm


If you’re sitting for several hours a day, you are putting your health and life at risk. How can we combat all that sedentary time in our day-to-day work lives?



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Hiring in hospitality

What you need to know about hiring in hospitality this year

Melissa Allen| Feb 21, 2014 10:28 pm


By 2015, Canadian Hospitality predicts that Canada will need an additional 300,000 hospitality workers. Here are three quick tips to help you hire better in hospitality.



Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| Feb 8, 2014 12:12 pm


You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.



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Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Peter Harris| Feb 7, 2014 04:19 pm


The Canadian economy recovered from December’s surprising job losses with increased employment in January. Here’s a look at the industries seeing the most significant growth right now.



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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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Office Holiday Party

Sex, booze, and photocopiers – What Canadians fear most about the workplace holiday party

Peter Harris| Dec 5, 2013 10:07 am


In a recent survey, Canadians reveal their biggest holiday party regrets and what 80% of respondents say is their greatest fear about workplace celebrations.



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