Remote work is here to stay and employers should get used to it

Remote work is here to stay and will be a non-negotiable when it come to attracting talent – even after the pandemic. People have become accustomed to working remotely since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, and research is finding that they want to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Now, a new survey…

How to interview and onboard new hires remotely in midst of COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian economy was performing solidly, with near record-low unemployment. Many companies were experiencing labour shortages, fiercely competing for skilled talent. With 2020 budgets already approved and plans for the year well underway, not all hiring can grind to a halt in the face of concerns about the virus. So, how…

The top reasons why people quit their jobs

Career progression is very important to workers, and a lack of advancement opportunity is the number one reason why people quit their jobs. If your best and brightest are leaving, you might consider changing the way you do things. A survey by CareerAddict.com found that career progression is more important than pay, with a very…

A compelling employer brand is critical in a tight labour market

Canada saw some of the most robust job creation in over a decade in 2019, and the national unemployment rate is currently hovering at a historically low level. That is great news for the overall economy, but it is creating challenges for many organizations looking to hire staff. Roughly half of the businesses in Atlantic…

Succession planning can help with your recruitment and retention

If you’re looking for new ways to attract top talent and increase employee retention (and, honestly, who isn’t?) you should probably look at your company’s succession planning and internal promoting. Leaders are going to quit, get fired, and retire. And the quicker you can fill those roles when they do, the better off you will…

Workplace diversity is high priority for job seekers

More than 50% of Canadians see discrimination in the workplace according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, Beyond Good Intentions: Bringing an Employee Lens to Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Canada, looks at the workplace experience of diverse employees in Canada. Discrimination common in Canadian workplaces In a survey of…

Workplace diversity benefits the bottom line

Workplace diversity can help businesses grow, improve profits and outperform the less diverse and inclusive competition. If you’re looking to open up business opportunities and increase your bottom line, you might consider being more diverse in your hiring practices. A diverse workplace means one that employs people from a range of demographics, experiences, and more….

Job hopping is on the rise – and that’s a good thing

Job hopping is the new normal. New research has shown that older millennials (those born in the early 1980s) have already switched jobs nearly eight (7.8) times, even though they are only in their mid-careers. Statistics also show that the rate at which people are quitting their jobs has increased 25 per cent since 2013….