The EPC Blog

Employment Professionals Canada has the latest on the country’s workforce, job market, job search and hiring trends. Read our blog for helpful tips on how to find employment or hire the best talent.

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It is human nature to want to feel appreciated – especially at work. IT teams are some of the most overworked and underappreciated employees in any organization. It’s easy to take them for granted, but showing appreciation boosts job satisfaction and engagement. It’s also easy to take a little time to show your team you… Read more »

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Writing a resume is a stressful prospect. That single document can make or break your chances of landing an interview, so the pressure is on to make it perfect. But how do you showcase your IT skills on your resume so that it passes resume scanning software while also positioning you as an ideal candidate?… Read more »

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The tech industry has come under scrutiny in recent years for a lack of diversity. Yes, diversity is important for equality and social justice, but savvy business leaders also know that diversity is about creating better outcomes for the company. Diverse organizations that reflect the makeup of the population-at-large attract better talent, and diverse teams… Read more »

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Great manufacturing employees are hard to find – and they can be even harder to keep. Turnover can negatively impact morale, diminish productivity, and wreak havoc on the bottom line. When you add those costs to the hard costs of replacing an employee, it is extremely important to focus on identifying the cause of turnover… Read more »

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Welders are skilled tradespeople who fuse together metal components to form permanent bonds. They work in nearly every industry from construction to aerospace to manufacturing and more. Any product, structure or device that includes metal parts requires welding, and skilled professionals are in high demand. This is what it takes to be a welder in… Read more »

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On the surface, hiring is a straightforward process. You post a job, evaluate candidates, conduct interviews, choose one, check their references, make the offer. In reality, the hiring process is filled with potential legal landmines. Canadian workers are protected from workplace discrimination starting with the hiring process. Failing to walk the line could open your… Read more »

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As a manufacturing employee, you are inundated with tips on safe working practices throughout your day. These tips are typically centered around accident prevention like team lifting, keeping work areas free of cords and debris, spill clean-up, etc. However, many safety programs are lax when it comes to helping you understand how you can prevent… Read more »

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Nearly 90% of all workers in Canada are protected from discrimination by employment laws established by their province or territory. It is required for employers to follow those laws and to post an Employment Standards Act poster in plain sight for all employees. Even so, many employees who feel they have been wronged often wonder if they are actually protected from discrimination in… Read more »

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SMART goals are a great way to improve business results in all areas of the organization including recruiting. Taking it one step further, setting SMART recruiting goals that align with your overarching organizational goals will not only improve the quality of your new hires, it will ensure that new employees are aligned with the company’s driving mission. Leverage these strategies… Read more »

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The #MeToo era is all about taking victims seriously and developing zero-tolerance attitudes when it comes to harassment in the workplace. This is an extremely important movement for anyone who has ever felt victimized by someone in power, and it is leading to significant change. However, it has also shone a spotlight on false allegations… Read more »