Need a holiday side job?

Here’s where to look...

New California Sexual Harassment Law

Requires Prevention Training For Supervisors And Non-Supervisors

Job Seekers Frustrated by “Black Hole” of Online Applications

Employers Miss Out on Top Talent Due to Lack of Communication

How Can I Get a Job in the Cannabis Industry?

Legal cannabis in Canada and an increasing number of US states is creating a job boom.

Gen Z in the workplace

Automation, technology, social media top concerns

Gen Z workers have different viewpoints on workplace technology, according to a new survey.

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Virtual reality could “revolutionize” interest in skilled trades

Indigenous consulting firm unveils technology to deliver interactive work experiences

A northwestern Ontario recruiting firm is entering the virtual reality realm to help steer more Indigenous people into the industrial workforce.

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How Employees Experience Being Fired

And What You Can Learn From It

The general perception of people who are fired is that they were screw-ups who weren’t doing their job (or made huge, unjustifiable mistakes) and that’s why they were let go. And though that may be true in some circumstances, as I’ve moved on in my career I’ve heard story after story of folks going through similar experiences to mine – being fired with little-to-no warning, no feedback, and no help or support from their bosses to improve what was lacking.

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What not to share in a job interview

Some tips...

Most interviewers would really, truly prefer not to discuss your profoundly life-changing experience. It’s not that they wouldn’t be happy for you. But your disclosing, even voluntarily, your medical history or any information related to an identity that might be protected under federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws puts them in an awkward position.

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Does anybody still need to come in to the office?

Home is where the work is

With increasing numbers of staff choosing to work from home, and contracting a popular choice for many workers, balancing staff numbers with appropriately sized office space is a dilemma for the businesses paying the bills.

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Work experience is broken

...and this is how we can fix it

We all remember our first work experience placement. But do we all remember our first work experience placement being meaningful? Did work experience give you genuine insight into what working in that organisation would actually be like? Did it enable you to make an impact on the business whilst you were there? Did it inspire you?

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More workers are tired on the job

And it's bad for business

New research suggests that 76 per cent of people are regularly tired while working. Nearly one-third or 31 per cent of respondents said they were "very often" tired on the job, 45 per cent said "somewhat often" and 23 per cent said it "rarely" occurred that they were tired on the job.

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10 Recruiting Tips You Ought to Know

What will these top-tier recruiters be emphasizing on next year?

These are a selection of take-away tips offered by some of the biggest recruiters including Google and Glassdoor.

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Employment scams on the web

And how to avoid them...

Make sure the contact information they provide resolves back to the employer whose job you’re interested in.  If you can independently find the company online, call the main telephone number listed and ask for the Human Resources department. If HR doesn’t recognize the person that’s recruiting you, then you will know there’s a problem. Even third-party recruiters have identities that you should be able to verify.

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When to schedule meetings, take breaks

And quit your job...

You know that sluggish feeling you get right after lunch? When all you want to do is take a nap? Turns out, that’s just your natural rhythm. That’s the premise behind best-selling author Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. He draws on research from psychology, biology, and economics to pinpoint the best times to do almost anything.

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Online gig economy is growing

But no one knows by how much

‘I'm really struck by how much we don't know’: More data needed on digital economy.

Opportunities for work in Canada's online gig economy are growing faster than in many other countries, according to the organization behind a new tool that sheds light on a part of the world's workforce that largely goes unmeasured.

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Canada's jobless rate at 40-year low

But the big picture is not so cheery

Canada’s unemployment rate fell back to four-decade lows, but sluggish wage increases and slumping exports offer little evidence the economy is running hot enough to warrant accelerated interest rate increases.

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4 Ways to Counter Anti-Science Rhetoric in the Workplace

Don't let anti-science sentiment infect your business.

With the recent release of the report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) saying that we as a planet have to step up and make drastic changes to our entire way of living or risk catastrophe, the time is now to deal with it.

That report should have you seething with anger that we as a people have let the world get into such a state and it should make you want to spring into action immediately. In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, author Andrew Winston, who specializes in helping corporations become more environmentally friendly, says the scale of the catastrophic effects of climate change will be determined by what businesses decide to do about it.

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Turning disability to diverse-ability is a win for business

Hiring differently abled workers is a catalyst for positive cultural change in the workplace

Companies that figure out how to help employees with disabilities thrive are six times as likely to innovate and to anticipate change. Your diverse-abled employees also tend to stay longer and have better attendance.

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Need a holiday side job?

Here’s where to look

Trying to cover holiday expenses, save a little extra or maybe just spend less time with the family? Enter: the seasonal side gig. Retailers are expected to hire as many as 650,000 workers to meet holiday demand this November and December, and wages are expected to top $15 per hour, a 32% increase over last year.

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Nervousness At Work

Here Are 7 Ways To Deal

If you're someone who is highly prone to stultifying bouts of nervousness, don't beat yourself up. First, doing so could make your anxiety worse. Second, you have a much more available scapegoat in human biology and evolution.
To put it very simply, nervousness and fight-or-flight reactions are physiological reactions to stimuli that our body wants us to watch out for.

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Job Seekers Frustrated by “Black Hole” of Online Applications

Employers Miss Out on Top Talent Due to Lack of Communication

While technology has made it easier than ever to find job openings, job seekers have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of direct communications during the application process.

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New Workplace Issue: Helping Your Human and Robot Employees Get Along

Think managing people is hard? Wait till humans and machines are co-workers.

Machine learning--whether it be robotic process automation, advanced data analytics, or A.I.--will undoubtedly reshape the workplace. The question of how many jobs will be lost and created is the subject of much speculation. According to the World Economic Forum's "The Future of Jobs 2018" report, by 2025 more than half of the total time spent on labor will be handled by machines.

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Stop Hiring For Skills

And Start Hiring For Results

A lot of business professionals are focused on the idea of hiring for skills. That sounds reasonable, but the idea is to know what you are getting into when you bring a new person into your company. The primary focus has to be on value; you need to be able to expect good results from your hires.

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7 bad habits 

That are holding you back at work

It really sucks to admit this, but a lot of the time, the only thing holding us back from the career success we really desire is ourselves.

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U.S. holiday seasonal workers to get 32% pay hike this year

What about Canada?

But finding extra help to handle the expected holiday shopping bonanza is getting harder and harder amid a hiring boom that’s sent the nation’s unemployment rate to a 48-year low of 3.7 per cent.

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54 % of Canadians feel 'vacation-deprived'

Take average of 2 mental health days per year

On average, Canadian workers receive 17 vacation days and take 15 of them – leaving two days on the table, according to a survey by Expedia.
“Vacation deprivation” is on the rise both globally (58 per cent) and at home, with more than half of Canadians feeling vacation-deprived (54 per cent).

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The top 3 lies that could cost you the job

Lying during the job hunt is never acceptable.

Top Resume asked 629 professionals to rank the seriousness of 14 categories of job hunt and resume lies, from work experience to technical capabilities. Those surveyed included HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers.

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Automated Cars Could Kill 1 Million Jobs

Even police and emergency workers could be out of work thanks to automation.

More than one million jobs could be lost to the coming boom in automated vehicles with ripple effects beyond the likeliest victims, internal government documents warn.  A 2017 presentation predicted automation could kill some 500,000 transportation jobs — from truck drivers to subway operators to taxi drivers and even courier services _ as well as more than 600,000 additional jobs such as parking attendants, auto-body repair workers and even police and emergency personnel.

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Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Are your HR policies ready?

Did you know, medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 1999? Since then there have been numerous amendments to the laws, as well as a significant increase in Canadians who have purchased medical cannabis. According to Health Canada – approximately 167,000 Canadians were recipients of medical cannabis during the last quarter of 2016/2017. The number of cannabis users will only continue to rise with the legalization of marijuana.

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Cushy office perks are a trap

We need to rethink how organizations are organized.

One study found that employees with unlimited vacation policies took fewer days off on average than their limited vacation counterparts. Another found that coworkers communicated less frequently face-to-face when they worked in an open-floor-plan configuration.

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New California Sexual Harassment Law

Requires Prevention Training For Supervisors And Non-Supervisors

California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020.

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Amazon finds high-wage religion

Now wants to convert everyone else

Amazon, the company associated with grueling work and low wages (all to make our wish fulfillment possible), is now paying all of its workers $15 an hour. It claims after paying benefits, full time employees were already earning $15 or more. The announcement mainly impacts part-time and contract workers. 

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All 700 employees at this startup work remotely

Here's why one of its top execs says it's given them a major edge on the competition

When InVision was founded in 2011, its CEO and founder, Clark Valberg, knew that he'd have to get creative to maintain a competitive edge. Google had recently increased its presence in Manhattan, making it all the more difficult to snag coveted East Coast tech talent.

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Employers expect marginally higher salary increases in 2019

Base pay projected to rise by 2.8 per cent

Although unemployment in Canada is hovering at a four-decade low, employees can expect slightly larger salary increases for 2019.

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12 Traits Bad Bosses Have In Common

It's often said that people quit bosses, not jobs.

A bad boss can make a good job miserable and a bad job unbearable. Beyond the negative impact on individual employees, ineffective managers can also cost companies tons of money in turnover and lost productivity.

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How to Avoid Getting Fired

When You’re Over 50

Many older workers face a greater risk of job loss. Their bosses might not perceive them as relevant or able to provide the kind of fresh, new thinking the company needs to thrive.

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So you’re looking for a new job...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering A New Job

Here are five tips to help shape your thinking as you consider making career moves.

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The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs

You Can Get Without a Bachelor's Degree

Don’t have the time or money to get a bachelor’s degree? Don’t fret. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary non-degree certificate, or even just a high-school di

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With job openings at record highs, here's how to keep employees from quitting

The real reason employees quit

"I think having a manager that cares about you and is doing everything in their power to set you up to be successful is what everyone is looking for to some extent,"

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The unexpected advice this CEO gives all job-seekers

Job-seekers often consider the "future" in terms of answering the question...

But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there's another crucial, future-focused element of planning a career today that many employees may be overlooking entirely.

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10 jobs that let you travel the world

Though they're not for everybody

Can you find a job that lets you travel the world or live for six months abroad. These are all possible but they are not for everybody.

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Canada’s Best Jobs 2018

The Top 100 Jobs

Looking for the jobs with the biggest salaries? Sort by current median salary. Looking for fields showing strong demand for talent? Sort by wage growth over the last five years—growing salaries often means qualified employees are in short supply.

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Help wanted, apply to the AI:

Why your next job interview could be with a machine

Your next job interview may feel a lot like an audition tape. On a screen, a manager pops up in a recorded video and asks a question like: "Why do you want a career in this field?"

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My Top Job Boards for 2018

Jobrank.org lists the top job boards in the United States for all industries

From what I can determine, Indeed takes the cake for providing a large candidate pool and LinkedIn for providing a higher-skilled requirement type of candidate.

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Labour Day Quiz

‘How well do you know your rights in the workplace?’

To celebrate Labour Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour is inviting all Ontarians to take an online quiz to find out how much they know about what they are entitled to in the workplace. The quiz outlines a number of the gains made when employment and labour laws in the province were updated last year.

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Cannabis Jobs

How Can I Get a Job in the Cannabis Industry?

With medical marijuana now legal in well over half of the U.S. and recreational marijuana use allowed in nine states (and counting), cannabis companies are scrambling to fill a rush of new jobs in the industry—an estimated 340,000 of them nationwide by 2020.

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Forget Company Culture

Managers Should Focus On This

The term company culture is overused and misrepresented far too often. It is time to shift focus from why to how we work together.

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Ask the Headhunter:

How to convince your boss you deserve a raise

Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community.

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