Study: What Canadian hiring managers are looking for in candidates

A new study of hiring managers in the technology sector in Canada has revealed their top priorities when evaluating potential hires. Their answers are telling – and can offer insights to candidates across sectors. The factor that carries the most weight with those employers surveyed was the candidates most current work experience. They want to…

Labour shortage: Tech sector professionals are in high demand in Atlantic Canada

It’s no secret that the labour market in Canada is going through some dramatic shifts right now. Much of the country is experiencing historic rates of low unemployment, and employers are rethinking their strategies for recruiting sought-after talent as the pool of potential workers shrinks. This is particularly true for specialized professionals needed to fill…

Canadian employers reveal their hiring plans for the remainder of 2019

A new survey of the hiring intentions of Canadian companies indicates that two East Coast cities are expected to be the among the big winners for job creation over the coming months. The Manpower Group has just released its Employment Outlook report for the fourth quarter of 2019. Here’s a snapshot of which regions and…

Achieve your goals by doing this (study)

If you want to be successful, sharing your plans with someone more successful than you will help you achieve your goals. New research from Ohio University has found that people showed greater “goal commitment and performance” when they told their goal to someone they believed had higher status than themselves. For the study, the definition…

Canada saw huge employment gains last month – here’s where the jobs are

The Canadian economy posted much larger than expected job gains in August. Statistics Canada reports that the country saw 81,100 more people working last month, far outpacing the fewer than 20,000 most economists had been predicting. With these gains, the national unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 per cent, as more people entered the labour…

The most sought after (and fastest trending) skills for 2019

Wondering which skilled professionals major companies are actively seeking right now? New research has the answers. The Business Talent Group (BTG) has released its annual Skills Index tracking the most sought-after on-demand consulting skills needed by top companies. “Leaders at the world’s top companies are embracing on-demand talent as a powerful way to acquire the…

Five ways you’re sabotaging yourself on LinkedIn

Everyone uses LinkedIn these days, and presumably this includes you. LinkedIn is an excellent tool for raising your personal brand and connecting with others in your professional community. It’s also the first place many potential employers go to check you out during the hiring process. Are you using it correctly and to your advantage? Or…

The six essential life skills that everyone needs

The World Health Organization has identified six critical life skills that are necessary for everyone to have in order to live a happy, successful and productive life. While many of these skills seem life traits best developed in childhood and practiced throughout our formative years, the report points out that it is never too late…