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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When your employees are happy, they are productive. When they are unhappy, they are less productive, less efficient and less likely to work well together. If your team seems unhappy, it’s important to act quickly to uncover the reasons why and address them immediately. They Feel Underappreciated People want to feel as though the effort… Read more »

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When you hate what you are doing and you want to make a change, finding a new job can be extremely stressful. The need for speed always adds an additional level of anxiety to a situation that is already extremely stressful. Use these tips to fast-track a job change and move forward in your career…. Read more »

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You would never hire a new employee without interviewing them, but when a great employee leaves, do you interview them again? Before an employee moves on for any reason, you should sit down with them for an exit interview, as outgoing employees can provide invaluable information you can use to build a stronger workplace. Exit… Read more »

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Businesses of all types and sizes have been stretched to their breaking point during COVID-19. By the fall of 2020, the virus had raged across the country for more than eight months. Many companies didn’t make it, and others furloughed workers in an attempt to right-size during the ups and downs of the pandemic. It’s… Read more »

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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 »