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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How does a business prosper and grow? This is perhaps the most commonly asked question among business owners and managers, and it is one that you will likely get a different answer depending on whom you ask. However, one answer that is seemingly universally agreed upon is that to succeed, you need to be able… Read more »

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Employees deserve the right to go to work each day in a safe and healthy environment. And while we’d hope everyone would agree with that sentiment, throughout the annals of time, history has shown many an employer who felt differently about the well-being of their employers, rather viewing them as a disposable commodity that could… Read more »

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With 2018 well underway, changes in the landscape of Ontario employment law and policy have certainly given business owners and operators a lot to think about. However, with all these changes, it can be difficult, and potentially costly, to be unaware and abide. We understand how difficult it can be to operate a business which… Read more »

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Going to work is a fundamental part of almost everyone’s life. For some it is simply a means to make a living, for others, it is the culmination of years of training and education; however, no matter what work means to you, most would hope their work would be a safe space. Sadly, like most… Read more »

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With the new year upon us, the prospect of change and new beginnings are on a lot of people’s minds. However, the idea of change can often be a frightening one, especially when it involves a person’s career. Whether you are out of work and looking for something new, or thinking about making a switch… Read more »

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Success in business is much more than having capital, an innovative product or service, or top-notch marketing. While those are crucial elements in the success of any business, there is one element that often gets overlooked but is easily among the most crucial – having the right employees.  However, ask any hiring manager and they’ll… Read more »

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When it comes to landing your next job, few aspects of the interview process carry as much weight or can be as impactful on a prospective employer as a reference – and this can be either a negative or a positive. And while nobody wants to receive a bad reference, two recent court cases that… Read more »

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As another year ends, businesses across Ontario are preparing for the holidays and planning for the year ahead. For many, this means new strategy, new products, new services; and while this time of year is different for every business, it is important to note that if you are an employer of 20 or more employees,… Read more »

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When most people hear the word taxes, they think of a secular amount of money they need to pay, typically taken out of each pay cheque. However, as an employer, it is a bit more complicated than that, for while it is the duty of the employee to pay these taxes, it is the legal… Read more »

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For most employers, there is a clear line between the personal and professional lives of their employees; however, with the introduction of Bill 157, it seems that line has now become a little blurred – as it has many people on the fence. The bill was recently brought forth for its first reading at the… Read more »