For many young people and those with newly acquired Canadian citizenship, October 19th will be the first time they have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right by casting a vote in a federal election. As first-timers, many of these people may not be aware of the time they are entitled to take, as an elector. On Election Day, employers have a responsibility to ensure that their standard working hours do not intersect with their employees’ right to having three consecutive ... read moreBe the first to comment
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In its Code of Conduct, Google self-identifies as a dog company. Zappos, online shoes and clothes retailer, considers creating “fun and a little weirdness” one of its company core values. Virgin allows its staff to take as many vacation days as they want. These three companies, who have been consistently voted as some of the best companies to work at, are among the many employers who are striving to effectively ... read moreBe the first to comment
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am games are in full swing and have captured the fervor of sports fans across the country, as they root for their favourite teams and athletes. In the corporate world, company leaders try to inspire the same level of fandom and engagement in the office, rather than the stadium. Studies have shown that greater employee engagement has a significant, positive influence on work quality and revenue, and company-sponsored sports teams are a great way to ... read moreBe the first to comment
Internships have changed the way businesses attract and recruit talent, fundamentally replacing the entry-level jobs of yesteryear. This changing landscape inspired our most recent workshop, InternSHIFT, an informative and interactive discussion held earlier this month at the 2015 CACEE National Conference in Ottawa. Through this Town Hall Meeting style session, Naguib Gouda, President of Career Edge, led conference delegates through the changing internship landscape, while exploring how paid internships contribute to our economy and social infrastructure. For those ... read moreBe the first to comment
As the temperature outside rises, employers are warming up to the summer internship season; but four months doesn’t always leave much time to make a real dent in many of those seasonal projects. There are plenty of articles that provide interns with tips to succeed during their internship, but there are also a few things that employers can do to create an environment that inspires optimal performance from their enthusiastic, highly motivated intern during their internship term.
- Set goals: On the first
With more than six unemployed Canadians for every job vacancy, Canada’s recovery from the global economic downturn of 2008-09 has remained relatively modest, compared to the preceding 12 months. True, Canada’s employment rate increased by 28,700 (0.2%) in March 2015, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8%. Since our economic recovery began in 2009, there has been little progress in job creation. Many of the newly created jobs have been part-time or temporary employment contracts. In the short-term, this helps ... read moreBe the first to comment
Last month, NDP members of both federal and provincial parliaments introduced bills that – if passed – will extend workplace standards and safety provisions to interns under the Canada Labour Code (CLC) and Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The introduction of these bills is a big step forward in terms of ensuring fairness and equity for interns, while making the conditions related to unpaid internships more comprehensive for employers. Bill C-636 At the federal level, NDP MP Laurin ... read moreBe the first to comment
The recent global recession threw the economy a curveball, which forced companies to significantly reduce their personnel. Now, with the Baby Boomers beginning to exit the workforce en masse, a labour crisis is fast approaching and Canadian businesses must compete with emerging global markets to attract, recruit, and retain the talent needed for socio-economic sustainability well into the future. In the TED Talk, “The workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it ... read moreBe the first to comment
Career Edge is proud to be a Supporting Organization at the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference, to be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre, from January 26 - 28, 2015. As a Supporting Organization, our President, Naguib Gouda, will host a networking breakfast session where attendees will discuss paid versus unpaid internships. At this Cannexus Connections session discussion questions will include:
- When are unpaid internships acceptable?
Career Edge was featured on Career Buzz, a radio show broadcast on CIUT 89.5 FM, on December 10. The show was hosted by Mark Franklin, President and Practice Leader at CareerCycles, a Toronto-based career management social enterprise. During the show, Mark interviewed Naguib Gouda, President of Career Edge and a staunch advocate for paid internships. Naguib was joined by Sydney Helland, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Career Edge, who launched her career through a Career Edge paid internship. ... read moreBe the first to comment