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    Study: The true cost of gender bias in hiring

    Even a hint of gender bias in hiring decisions can contribute to troubling rates of discrimination and potential lost productivity that could represent significant financial costs for employers. Those are the findings of a new study conducted by Oregon State University. Fortunately, there research also found that there is much less gender bias in today’s […] More

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    Canada’s fastest growing in-person jobs for 2021

    Despite the most recent job numbers from Stats Can which showed that the economy shed 63,000 positions last month, there are some positive employment signs on the horizon. A new employer survey from the Bank of Canada found that most firms reported stronger investment and hiring plans. About half say they expect to ramp up […] More

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    Canada’s best cities and towns for finding a job right now

    In the Bank of Montreal’s latest labour market report, Halifax comes in as the top city in Atlantic Canada for finding a job in early 2021 – and is ranked third in the country overall. This regular update from BMO rates cities across the country from best to worst for employment opportunities. See current job […] More

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    The hottest remote jobs for hiring in 2021

    Working from home was one of the most significant employment trends of the past year. While remote work had been increasing in many sectors for the past decade or more, the COVID-19 pandemic kicked it into hyperdrive. While some offices are slowly reopening, many remain closed. The majority of workers surveyed say that they prefer […] More

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    COVID setback: Canada sees first drop in employment since April

    The Canadian economy took a step backwards last month, according to the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada that was released this morning. The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost roughly 63,000 jobs in December, bringing the national unemployment up to 8.6 per cent. This marks the first decline in employment since the job market started […] More

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    What employers look for in background checks

    Planning to start a new job in 2021? You should be prepared to have your personal history scrutinized by potential employers at some point during the hiring process. The majority of companies routinely conduct background checks on candidates before making a formal job offer. When many job seekers hear that there is going to be […] More

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    Enjoying working from home? It may not last

    Many more Canadians are working from home now than before the pandemic, and it turns out that most of them are enjoying the change in their work situation. They had better not get too comfortable with it. Several new polls out last week reveal a disconnect between employers and employees when it comes to remote […] More

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    Easy ways to make employers change their minds about hiring you

    If you are well on your way to impressing a potential employer, be sure to avoid doing one of these five things that cause them to change their mind about hiring you. This topic came up because earlier this week, I wrote about how overly aggressive follow up to an otherwise successful job interview can […] More

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