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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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Social media candidate screening: 8 steps to minimize risk when conducting reputation and character screening

Is there an expectation of privacy on Social Media? If we assume not, why is there any risk to prospective employers — especially in Canada — of liability or discrimination claims? Many companies remain “nervous” about the compliance risks with regard to social media candidate review. In Canada, especially, privacy …

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Attracting key talent: research indicates inefficient recruiting is impacting productivity and income: time-to-hire increases by 62%

Especially in today’s competitive job market, the hiring cycle can be long for key roles — averaging 60 days or more for many skill sets in Canada. “The average time to fill a job—from the initial posting to an accepted offer of employment—increased by 62 percent…” according to SHRM. [3] …

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If you are recruiting in these 15 career areas, expect higher competition — and more demands from prospective employees

Companies currently recruiting in the 15 “most in-demand” career areas in Canada, you may be in a “seller’s market” — to borrow a real estate term. Prospective employees in these “in demand” areas can demand more — making the assistance of outsourced HR recruitment vital for most companies. The pressures …

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Employers: 3 Ways to Support Working Parents during Back-to-School Season

Employers: 3 Ways to Support Working Parents during Back-to-School Season While much of the world divides the calendar up into four seasons — each with its lofty poetic imagery — many working parents are somewhat more down-to-earth, and divide the year into two phases: “thankfully, it’s not back-to-school season,” and …

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Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?

Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires? When it comes to recruiting, the purpose of screening applicants is to identify the most suitable candidates – and separate them from those that don’t make the cut. Surprisingly however, many organizations — and especially smaller and mid-sized …

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