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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Managers face new challenges every day. From project deadlines to balancing budgets to structural changes, no one ever said that leading a team was an easy job. Maintaining employee morale—making sure that your team stays positive and motivated—is one of the most critical parts of any manager’s role. Even when times get tough, it’s absolutely… Read more »

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Businesses rely on human resources experts for all sorts of reasons. Particularly in today’s rapidly changing workforce, the field of human resources includes much more than just hiring and administrative duties. A skilled HR consultant can help your organization with everything from workforce management to employee retention strategies to streamlining processes and procedures. If your… Read more »

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When is the last time you thought about workplace violence and harassment issues? Health care workplaces across Ontario need to make sure they are compliant with the violence and harassment policies and programs set out by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) this winter, as OHSA inspectors will focus on enforcing these requirements. The inspectors will… Read more »

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Mid-career professionals face a number of unique challenges on the job market. Salary expectations are higher. Family circumstances may prevent relocation on short notice. Not to mention the problem of being overqualified for many positions. While you may have junior candidates beat in terms of experience, it’s not always easy to compete with their freshly… Read more »

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Many recent reports forecast that economic growth will remain slow over the next year. Naturally, this impacts recruitment insofar as slow economic growth = slow business growth. And while slow growth is certainly better than no growth, many companies that faced hiring freezes in 2012 may still experience them in 2013. But the news isn’t… Read more »

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In early January, the Ontario Court of Justice overturned a trial decision concerning an infraction of the Occupational Health and Safety Act by an employer. The employer—a car wash operator—was initially held accountable for a workplace accident that occurred while he (the employee) was using equipment that he was not trained on during an unsupervised… Read more »

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Introduced in September 2012, LinkedIn endorsements have quickly become a popular feature of the professional networking site. Endorsements are a quick, easy way to be recognized for your skills and expertise outside of asking a connection for a full recommendation. They also add credibility to your profile and draw attention to your skills. A potential… Read more »

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In today’s competitive business environment, it’s next to impossible to succeed without a solid marketing strategy. How to market your business—and, most importantly, how to position yourself against the competition—should always be top of mind when considering your long-term growth plans. Your marketing efforts are the primary channel(s) through which your customers gain access to… Read more »

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Why do certain organisations excel at large, collaborative projects while others struggle? Sometimes it’s as simple as properly understanding and managing your team’s skills. Often conflated with human resources, workforce management is in fact its own distinct and important area within any organization. Workforce management includes all of the activities needed to maintain a successful… Read more »

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Ringing in the new year means the chance for a fresh start – both personally and professionally. It’s an annual opportunity to reflect on the failures and successes of the past year. More importantly, it’s also a chance to plan for the future. Particularly as we move past an economic recession, the question of how… Read more »