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Growing Gig Economy: Choice or Circumstance?

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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

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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

The Thanksgiving Candidate Experience

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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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Why You Should Let Your Employees Work From Home

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Employees want to work from home – and you should let them. Your company saves money. The newest generation entering the workforce highly values a shorter commute and working from home. As more employees face life commitments traditionally unfamiliar to employers – like having to care for both young children and aging parents – they require more flexibility in their work lives to accommodate for the demands in their personal lives. So, how does letting your employees work from home save your company money? Read More

Our Parents, Peers, and Younger Selves

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Everyday, I talk to employers. Employers who are socially responsible. Employers who lead their industry. Employers who do the right thing and give back. Top employers. We talk about giving opportunities to individuals facing barriers to employment. We talk about changing the lives of newcomers to Canada like my parents (and I) two decades ago, people with disabilities like some of my fellow grads, and post-secondary grads like my younger self. We talk about making a difference. Read More

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