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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Employee recognition is important in any industry, but it is especially important in a field as demanding and stressful as healthcare. Recognizing employees boosts morale, improves engagement, and helps staff know that they are valued. Here are some tips you can use for effective employee recognition. 1. Regularly Give Immediate Positive Feedback It’s easy to… Read more »

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When you’re searching for a new IT job, it’s easy to put potential employers on a pedestal, but it is important to remember that not every job will be right for you. Just as the interviewer is evaluating your fitness for the role, you should also be evaluating the company to determine whether it and… Read more »

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The tech talent market is extremely competitive, and your company will be working against one or more rivals to land top professionals. Interviews are a two-way street, and candidates will be judging you just as you are judging them throughout the process.  Use these tips to win over tech candidates in your interviews. Be Nice… Read more »

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Virtual interviews are becoming more and more common in a world of social distancing. And even after social distancing ends, many employers will likely keep up with the practice because it is convenient for both candidates and hiring managers. Are you prepared for the world of virtual interviews? Research Just as you would prepare for… Read more »

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Onboarding has always been crucial for long-term employee success. But in the times we are living in today, efficiency has never been more important. A fast but effective onboarding process has real business benefits that can make a difference in your organization. Here are three reasons why you should make your onboarding process more efficient…. Read more »

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Millions of Canadians have found themselves out of work due to COVID-19, so if you find yourself suddenly without a job, you are not alone. Here are some of the most common questions people have about applying for employment insurance (EI) in Canada right now. Who is Eligible for EI? Anyone who has been laid… Read more »

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Some of the most successful hires you’ll ever make will come from employee referrals. Referred candidates are typically hired much faster, are cheaper to recruit and stay on the job longer than traditionally-recruited candidates. This is why so many employers have a formal referral program to reward successful introductions. However, not all employers maximize their… Read more »

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Working the night shift comes with the territory in manufacturing but there are many challenges that night shift employees face because working all night goes directly against the body’s natural rhythms. The good news is that you can focus on building habits that will allow you to stay healthy and happy when working nights. Eating… Read more »

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Signage is an important piece of the workplace safety puzzle. Signs tell people where they can safely move, alert them to potential hazards, remind them of the correct protective equipment and more. But it’s not just enough to have signs. You must also utilize them properly to ensure they are keeping workers safe. Make Sure… Read more »

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Finding the right person for an open role is never an easy task. Companies can go all-in on multiple fronts – social media, personal networking, branded ads and more – and still not find who they need. While every tool in a recruiting toolbox is important and necessary, they are not always enough. So, what… Read more »