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Recruitment’s Defining Moments of the 2010-2019 Decade

By | General

When the 2008 recession hit North America with more than three million job losses, recruitment – and hiring – paused. As the economy entered the next decade in the early recovery stage, North America will finish this decade with approximately 19 million positions added in the U.S. and two million in Canada. With more than 21 million jobs gained, the current decade experienced many influential recruitment moments. These are recruitment’s defining moments – one from each year (with some honourable mentions!) – of the 2010-2019 decade: Read More

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Growing Gig Economy: Choice or Circumstance?

By | Employer

Approximately 20 to 30 per cent of the Canadian workforce comprises of contingent workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants. The self-employment rate continues to grow as consumers continue to support the sharing of services fueling the gig economy – but is the increase in precarious employment by choice or circumstance? Read More

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Generation Z: Looking Ahead

By | Employer

Looking ahead to those we characterize for only looking ahead

Our insight into Gen Zs is as broad as how we’ve defined them. Born between the early 1990s to the late 2000s, they comprise approximately one quarter of the population. Most would agree they’ve entered a world much different from ours, but these “post-millennials” aren’t the future – they’re its creators. Gen Zs are redesigning their – and our future. Read More

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Success Story: Jasmine Chan (Pinch Social, 2016)

By | Alumni, Success Story

Jasmine Chan was a recent graduate who completed her 10-month Career Edge paid internship at Pinch Social in 2016. The social media agency hired her as their Social Media & Communications Intern. Today, she’s a Customer Experience & Innovation Specialist at Northbridge Financial Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Business in Speech Communication from the University of Waterloo. Read More

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