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Employee Engagement

By Employer

It’s time to tackle employee engagement. Conduct your research and gather strategies to boost team morale and maximize productivity.

Implement flex hours? Give extra vacation days? Team competitions and contests outside the office? All great ideas, but alone, they won’t work long-term. Rewards and perks are wonderful to offer, but that’s all they are: rewards and perks – temporary stopgaps designed to slow the drowning of a disengaged team sinking deeper and deeper. Think of the time Bart Simpson clogged the flooding submarine’s pinhole leak with his new, fancy earring – but in this scenario, you have a cantaloupe-shaped crack with only an Employee of the Week plaque in hand. Read More

Josh Go Campus Engagement Coordinator

Meet Josh, Campus Engagement Coordinator

By Employer, General, Jobseeker
You look familiar. Where do I know you from?

I graduated in business management from Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management and engaged in a lot of extra-curricular activities through student-run organizations. I was involved with the Ryerson University Finance Society (RUFS) and the Human Resources Student Association (HRSA), serving as HRSA President in my last year. You also may have seen me playing basketball on campus at Kerr Hall or lifeguarding at one of the City of Toronto pools. Read More

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Matchmaking: Selecting the right employee

By Employer

In anticipation of the approaching National Matchmaker Day, we’re blogging a two-part series on matchmaking for employers and matchmaking for jobseekers.

You’ll spend as much time around your new employee as you will with your significant other. You’ve prepared a set of questions you’ll ask the candidate on the first interview. You hold core values you’re looking to find in that person. You have a type in mind (Foodie? Traveller? Gym rat? Tech whiz?) If you say you don’t, you’re probably lying. Read More

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“I just returned from vacation. How do I survive at work?”

By Employer

Whether you planned a road trip with the kids across the province, or scored a sweet deal across the ocean and saved thousands, you’re still going to pay – through emails, voicemails, and exhausted males and females who covered for you. So, if you scheduled one last getaway before the September hiring spree, follow these strategies to discourage yourself from skipping your next vacation: Read More

Dog Days of Recruitment

By Employer

Slower than extra-inning baseball games, more discouraging than sold-out concerts, and as infuriating as the traffic encountered driving north…­­­­ it’s the dog days of recruitment, when the interest of your stockpiled warm candidates will never exceed the heat of the dog days of summer. No one outside the recruitment world understands what you’re sweating through. Read More

Gen Zs

Recruiting & Retaining Gen Zs in 2020

By Employer

“How does your company positively impact society?”

For hiring managers in 2020, prepare your answers – or lose top, post-millennial talent to your competitor. You know interviews involve more than selling the job – they require selling the company. But, how do you sell a company if you’re unsure which product features your target market needs most? Read More

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National AccessAbility Week

By Employer, General

It’s a time to promote and advance inclusion and accessibility for all.

Approximately one year ago, Honourable Carla Qualtrough declared the week starting on the last Monday of May as the time to recognize the potential that Canada’s diversity holds.

“As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength – and when we include people with disabilities, we create a stronger Canada for everyone.” Read More