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15 in-demand jobs in Canada that are waiting to be filled right now

Peter Harris | Oct 29, 2014 1:58 pm

Looking at online job postings and how long they stay online, we can see which occupations are most in demand by Canadian employers and how long those positions take to fill. Here are the jobs that are almost constantly available.

Category: Industry News & Insights,

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Unhealthy workers to pay extra for their bad habits

Melissa Allen| Nov 18, 2013 4:13 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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Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| Nov 13, 2013 7:57 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.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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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.

Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Decoding a job candidate’s body language

Julie Labrie| Nov 4, 2013 9:34 am

Within the first four seconds of meeting a candidate you’ve already answered four important questions. Recruiter Julie Labrie discusses what hiring managers can learn from a job candidate’s body language.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Unattractive or married women need not apply?

Melissa Allen| Oct 29, 2013 9:14 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.

Category: Industry News & Insights,
The hardest part about writing a job description?

The hardest part of writing a job description?

Peter Harris| Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am

A recent survey identified the biggest challenges that hiring managers have when writing job descriptions for their open roles. Here’s what people struggle with the most and some tips for writing successful job posts.

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
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Flu season 2013: Signs, symptoms and toxic hotspots

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2013 11:42 am

It’s that time of year again. Flu season is upon us. In order to help stave off the outbreak, here’s a look at what the symptoms are, how long we’re contagious for, and where the germiest places to avoid are.

Category: Management,
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Onboarding for SMBs: Part 2

Melissa Allen| Oct 21, 2013 10:12 pm

With up to a quarter of new hires leaving their job in the first 12 months, a great onboarding strategy that goes beyond the first day becomes critical to retaining talent.

Category: Small Business,