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2018 recruitment trends

Recruitment Trends for 2018

By Employer, General
“Hiring people is by far the most important thing companies do. When organizations hire the ‘wrong’ people, no amount of HR or management can fix the problem,” wrote Josh Bersin, founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, in the HR Technology Disruptions for 2018 report.

In a candidate-driven era, as power continues to shift from employers and hiring personnel to employees and job seekers, the transformation in control will alter many intricacies in the complex world of recruitment. Read More

youth unemployment

Youth Unemployment Plunging (but Employment Isn’t Rising)

By Employer, General

Canada’s youth unemployment rate dropped to 10.3 per cent in September, but the decrease doesn’t equal what it suggests.

More youth aren’t getting jobs. They’re leaving the workforce and going (or returning) to school, with 56 per cent of Canadian youth enrolled full-time.

Does more education increase their employability upon graduation, or delay the inevitability of another painful job search? Read More


Remembrance Day

By CAF, General
A thin layer of black velvet, interlocked in another of red, held together by a two-inch, silver pin, creating a symbol of remembrance.

It’s worn on the left lapel, close to the heart, to remember, recognize, and honour those who lost their lives while serving our country. Read More


History Coming Soon: Changing the World for People with Disabilities

By Employer, General

Visually impaired since birth, a human rights lawyer and former Paralympian is convinced history is on the way. With three Olympic medals on her mantle, Honourable Carla Qualtrough welcomed another challenge in her life – challenging her country’s employers to make history.

“This law, when created, will be very proactive and basically tell employers, and service providers, and programmers, and the government itself, these are the expectations we have on you and we’re going to hold you to account.”

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Coffee and Careers

By General

Coffee is a stimulant that injects a boost in the central nervous system. With its limitations, it’s not for everyone. But, if consumed in moderation, drinking coffee can have many possible benefits at the workplace. Read More


Underemployed Immigrants

By Employer, General

About a year ago, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, the dean of Ryerson’s Chang School, wrote a piece in the Globe and Mail about the mal-employment of immigrants to Canada.

Bountrogianni reported that approximately 40 per cent of immigrants hold university degrees but only 24 per cent of foreign-educated and trained (compared to 62 per cent Canadian-born individuals) in regulated professions were working in their field. Read More