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Things you DON’T need on your resume

Statistics indicate that recruiters take an average of 7.4 seconds to skim over a resume. Too short to make your case, right? This is why you need to create a comprehensive resume before hunting for a job. The best resume should be your spokesperson, marketer, advocator, promoter, and witness all …

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An HR PEO Frequently Asked Questions

For any organization to exploit employment management services like a professional employer organization (PEO), they need extensive insight into what exactly a PEO can do for them. PEOs are more than just a great source to outsource HR capabilities and expertise for small and medium businesses. They are co-employers and …

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Research — Top HR Trends 2020: average cost per hire hits $4,000; millennials make up 75% of workforce by 2025, other facts

What are the top HR Trends for 2020? A new report summarizes the HR trends for 2020 highlighting the top issues — from difficulty acquiring talent to flexibility in the workplace to the adoption of AI, just to name a few. Always the top of any trends report is “difficulties …

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Most in-demand skills for 2020: IT cloud and blockchain skills in supply chains, healthcare, shipping lead in HR demand

Creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence emerged as the top five soft-skills highly demanded by employers in a new report from LinkedIn. Despite this, technological advances in the past two decades have transformed not only the way we work but also the most demanded skills. According to a report …

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“Right candidates“ vs “bums in seats”: with a talent shortage in Canada few recruiters discount fees — and few clients ask

When asked for a discount, recruiter Dave Hume says to his prospective client, “So which bit of my service don’t you want, exactly?” [4] Sarcasm aside, there is no doubt that discounted fees are generally tied to fewer services — “bums in seats, stack ’em and rack ’em” versus quality …

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$120,000 award to a “non-employee.” A cautionary ruling on discrimination may require employment hiring policy review

Human resources managers are grappling with a recent ruling from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that set a precedent in discrimination policies and penalties. With damages assessed at $120,000, it is inevitable most employers — and their HR teams — will (or should) review and possibly amend their hiring policies.  …

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Labour shortage one of the main factors holding back business growth in Canada

While business sentiment and outlook are trending upwards over the next twelve months into 2020, the main factor holding back full potential growth is a shortage of labour — according to a new survey from the Bank fo Canada. The ratio of job openings to unemployed workers rose, especially in …

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What are job seekers looking for? Work culture dominates trends: important insights for recruiters

Traditionally, recruiters, HR Managers, and employers have held to the notions that job seekers are most strongly weighing salary and benefits when choosing between jobs in a competitive market. Data on GoogleTrends and internet search information helps broaden our understanding of what sought-after employees truly care about — giving you …

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The most in-demand engineering jobs in Canada and U.S. 2019: salary trends, and the positions, certifications and skills needed

Engineering will always be in demand in the “job market” — with the U.S. market projecting an increase of 139,300 engineering jobs, especially over the next ten years, jumping to 1.82 million jobs from the current 1.68 million. Canada and the U.S. closely mirror proportionately. In Canada, the top 8 …

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