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Hiring During a Global Pandemic

By Employer

With the COVID-19 global pandemic, many businesses’ recruitment goals have drastically changed overnight. Some organizations are working through significantly increased demand for their products and services. Others are shifting their business operations to help support other in-demand industries. And most have closed their stores and offices in favor of e-commerce and work-from-home arrangements, prioritizing and urging for digital transformation.

Presented with the challenge of addressing the emerging and urgent business needs, while following social distancing recommendations, having a seamless remote recruitment strategy is more important than ever.

So how do you do it? Read More

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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

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Workplace Health & Safety

By Employer

In the midst of the unofficial flu season, it’s important for employers to maintain a healthy and safe workplace for its employees. Employers have a general obligation to educate employees on up-to-date health and safety regulations and to take every precaution to provide a workplace free of hazards. Beyond abstaining from perfume and cologne, employers need to educate their employees, take precautions, and plan ahead. 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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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

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

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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Why You Should Let Your Employees Work From Home

By Employer

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

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