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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Injured worker gets back to work

Your business wants injured and sick workers to get the support they need to make a full recovery. In addition, your company wants to do everything possible to ensure injured employees can return to work as soon as possible. One such option to consider: developing and implementing a work hardening plan.   What Is a… Read more »

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Work Life Balance

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed the workplace. In the “new normal” created by the pandemic, employees have increasingly worked from home. This has led many workers to stay connected to one another via video and phone calls, text messages, and emails rather than in-person meetings. As a result, these workers have done their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue to… Read more »

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Web design planning

New Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) guidelines for website compliance have taken effect — and your business must respond accordingly. If you understand the guidelines and what they mean for your business and its staff, you can take appropriate measures to optimize your site’s accessibility going forward.    What Is AODA, and What Does It Mean for Your Business?    AODA… Read more »

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Creating a work schedule

You want a work shift that complements your lifestyle — and you need to plan accordingly. That way, you can work a shift that allows you to optimize your productivity without hampering your ability to make the most of your free time.   Ultimately, there are several questions you need to consider to decide which work shift is… Read more »

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When you work the night shift, it can feel impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When your schedule is the opposite of your natural instincts, it can be difficult to find time to make healthy choices. The good news is that though it takes some extra effort, you can adopt a healthy lifestyle when working… Read more »

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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 »