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RBC Business Client Program Reaches Milestone

By Employer, General

The RBC Associate Employer Program recently reached its 100th hire. Launched in 2012 in partnership with RBC, the program supports RBC’s small- and medium-sized businesses based in the Greater Toronto Region by connecting their clients with skilled newcomers to Canada who fit their employment needs.

In addition to hiring almost 1,000 interns through Career Edge, RBC incentivizes their business clients to share their commitment to launching careers of individuals facing barriers to employment. The award-winning financial institution offers hiring subsidies to clients that hire skilled newcomers through Career Edge paid internships. Read More

Recruitment Trends for 2020

By Employer, General

A new year – and new decade – brings expected change to the recruitment process. Before the conclusion of the 2020s, Gen Z will comprise – by a wide margin – the largest percentage of the candidate pool. So, how will employers evolve their recruitment process to secure and retain top Gen Z talent? In 2019, companies focused on employer branding and candidate relationship management.

In 2020, employers are building people analytics, preparing for an economic recession, and allocating more resources into recruitment than ever before. What hasn’t changed? Candidates still maintain the leverage. They drive the recruitment process. It’s 2020 – the war for talent’s still ongoing, the talent’s younger (“okay, boomer…”), and these are your 2020 recruitment trends! Read More

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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

The Thanksgiving Candidate Experience

By Employer

The candidate experience is the totality of engagements, interactions, and touchpoints between a candidate and an employer. It starts when the candidate is first exposed to a potential employer – but the candidate experience never ends.

It’s like the annual Thanksgiving dinner. If your family creates a great Thanksgiving experience, your guests will accept next year’s invitation. If the experience is dreadful, your guests will have already declined next year’s invitation, before telling the whole neighbourhood that they should never attend your Thanksgiving dinner.

This is the recipe for a great Thanksgiving candidate experience: Read More

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