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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You can work as an engineer in Canada with just a degree, but a professional engineer certification (P.Eng.) is something that many engineers pursue to advance their careers. So, is this certification worth the effort and cost?   What Are The Advantages of a P.Eng.?   When you hold a P.Eng. in Canada, you are licensed to… Read more »

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No one can afford to lose top STEM talent in a competitive market. There is a well-documented skill gap in STEM, and it is important to retain your best employees for as long as possible in order to control costs and maintain continuity. Here are seven ways to attract and retain top STEM talent.   Pay… Read more »

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Manufacturing employees work mainly with their hands, which leads to an unfortunately high occurrence of hand injuries.  If you work in manufacturing, use these tips to stay safe and protect your hands on the job. Common Causes of Hand Injuries Each year, over a million manufacturing workers suffer a hand injury that requires emergency medical… Read more »

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In manufacturing, time is money. The more efficient your employees, the more accurate and productive they will be. If you are growing your company, focus on effective and ongoing training to help your business take off. Have A Plan Effective training is not reactive or ad hoc. It is proactive and requires strategic planning. You… Read more »

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Manufacturing job searches are extremely stressful. You spend hours every week combing job boards, completing applications, preparing for interviews, going to interviews and following up. When you put so much time and effort into something, it can be deflating to find out you did not get a position you really wanted. Rejection bruises the ego,… Read more »

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Finding great people for your open manufacturing jobs can be a struggle. Many hiring managers feel like they are stuck on a hamster wheel, exerting all their effort, never to get ahead. The right manufacturing recruiting partner can take the stress out of hiring so you can get off that hamster wheel and focus on… Read more »

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As a leader, it’s important to also be a coach. Coaching your employees through both struggles and successes helps them to become better employees. Through coaching, they learn what types of behaviours to repeat and what types of behaviours to avoid, and they learn to be more self-sufficient and overcome challenges on their own.  Coaching… Read more »

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Knowing when to hire isn’t always easy. If you lose a key player, you have to fill the role, but things aren’t always that straightforward. The ebbs and flows of manufacturing can be difficult to predict, which often means hiring managers are left scrambling at the last minute. Here are some signs to watch for… Read more »

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When preparing for manufacturing job interviews, it is important to practice answering questions related to your skills and work experience. These factors will help you get hired but today’s employers are also looking for more. They are also looking for soft skills – less tangible skills that determine how you work as a member of… Read more »

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The most difficult part of any job search can be the waiting time after an interview. Once the hiring process is completely out of your hands and in the hands of the hiring manager, all you can do is wait and wonder. Follow-up in this phase is important because it shows your continued interest in… Read more »