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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’ll hear a lot of the same questions in every job interview throughout your tech career. One of those questions is, “What motivates you?” This might seem like an easy question to answer, but it catches a lot of candidates off guard. What hiring managers really want to uncover are the things that make you tick… Read more »

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Burnout runs rampant in the tech field. IT jobs are extremely stressful; most tech teams are stretched to or beyond their limits, and tech pros regularly work over 40 hours a week. To keep an IT team engaged, motivated and healthy, it is important to foster work-life balance so they can manage stress and avoid the burnout… Read more »

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Landing a new tech job comes with excitement and some challenges. That excitement and those challenges are amplified with the prospect of relocating to a new city or town. Weighing the pros and cons of relocating for a job can be stressful, so it is important to know which questions to ask yourself to make the right… Read more »

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In most organizations, the tech team is under constant stress. They are often the first people in and the last people out, they get called back into the office for emergencies, and they often spend evenings and weekends on call. That’s why frustration, boredom and burnout are so common in the industry. Unfortunately, most employees will… Read more »

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Forklift drivers move Canadian business – literally. Working in warehouses, distribution, construction and more, these professionals move large pallets of materials, products and heavy objects. They may be responsible for inventory and recordkeeping, as well. Forklift operators are in high demand across Ontario, but certification is required to land a job. Here is what you… Read more »

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In Canada, employers are responsible for providing an environment that is free of harassment, including sexual harassment. They are legally bound to respond to sexual harassment complaints and can be held liable if they fail to act. However, it is individuals – especially leaders and managers – who have a responsibility to help stop and… Read more »

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In every job interview, you will likely be asked, “What is your greatest strength?” Because this is a common question, and one that seems innocuous, many candidates fail to prepare for it. However, take time to prepare an answer to this question because landing the job is all about showcasing your strengths against the needs… Read more »

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Plant, warehouse and distribution work requires focus, attention to detail and an eye for safety. Some managers believe this means work should be done in silence. However, engagement, morale and productivity can increase when people listen to music. Since wearing headphones can be dangerous in a labour environment, many leaders wonder if playing music over… Read more »

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New provincial legislation has been put in place that will have an impact on Ontario’s workforce. Bill 66, also known as the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, was introduced in December 2018 and passed at Queen’s Park on April 2, 2019. Here’s what employers and employees need to know. The Province says the goal of Bill… Read more »

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Next time you say Namaste to your fellow yogis, it might sound a little more like Naaaaaaaa-maste. While it might sound strange—it certainly did to Melina Morsch at first—goat yoga is becoming a growing trend among yoga enthusiasts and newcomers alike. So, she decided to host one class to see how it would go. “It… Read more »