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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Yes, if you are a manager or supervisor, you are the boss. You have the authority to ask others to accomplish certain tasks and objectives in the organization, but this power doesn’t necessarily make you a leader. What’s the difference? Leaders make their followers want to achieve the goals planned out for them. Bosses tell you what… Read more »

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At first glance, it seems like a good idea. The federal government wants to scrap its severance program for public servants, claiming it will save them up to 500 million dollars a year. But first, they’re handing out what will probably be 6 billion dollars in special “severance” cheques to hundreds of thousands of federal… Read more »

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At Employment Professionals Canada, we consider it mandatory to keep up on the law as it pertains to unemployment. We would like to share with you a recent decision by the Ontario legislature. On June 13, 2012, the legislature passed an amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code that extends protection against discrimination on the… Read more »

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When Marina Butler speaks, you can bet that people in the HR and staffing industry listen. She’s spent 24 years in the business—20 running her own company—and has spent countless hours partnering with other companies to help them evaluate growth opportunities and design their organizational structures and workforce plans. And there’s a reason that Employment… Read more »

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How can you ensure you have the right number of people with the right skills sets to achieve your current and future business goals? Hiring seems like the obvious answer, but what if you hire too many people? Or not enough? Or the wrong people, and then you have to start all over again? To… Read more »

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Erie Personnel Corporation Announces Name Change to Employment Professionals Canada (Fort Erie, Ontario) – After owning and operating a human resources firm that specializes in providing employment services to businesses throughout the Niagara region, Marina Butler, President of Erie Personnel Corporation has changed the name of the organization… Read more »

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As the economy begins to pick back up, your top performers may end up getting offers from other companies.  In past downturns and recoveries, many talented people jumped ship, especially when they perceived there was more opportunity elsewhere. So what can you do to retain your best people? The key is to identify your top… Read more »

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Having the right tools at your disposal can make hiring a lot easier—and a lot more successful.  Here is a quick overview of different assessments tools you can use, beyond the basic job interview: Qualifications Screens – simple questionnaires determine if an applicant has the minimum requirements to perform a job (availability, minimum age, years… Read more »

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In an unpredictable economy, workforce flexibility can be a huge competitive advantage for your organization.  Here are five ways a strategic staffing model can help your business: Run leaner.  If you think of contingent labor management as an unnecessary expense, it’s time to change your thinking.  Using staffing and contract labor can actually help your… Read more »