It’s Okay To Take A Break During The Workday

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If you work in a light industrial, manufacturing or warehouse environment, you probably have a demanding schedule. The hours can be long, temperatures can be extreme, and pressure to hit deadlines is high. It’s tempting to want to skip breaks to get the job done, but it is okay and even necessary to take breaks… Read more »

Five Tips For Hiring in A Tight Job Market

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Attracting high-quality candidates in a tight market is a challenge for employers of every size and in every industry in Canada today. If you are looking for great people, here are five tips you can use to hire in this competitive environment. Pay Competitive Rates In a tight market, talented people have jobs, and while… Read more »

Healthcare Mistakes Happen: Here’s How To Help Your Team Prevent Them

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No one wants to make mistakes at work, especially in the healthcare field, where those mistakes can have devastating consequences. Mistakes don’t just impact the healthcare professional; they also affect the patient. While you cannot avoid every single medical error, you can help your team prevent many of them. Failures That Lead To Mistakes The… Read more »

Help Your IT Team Achieve Work-Life Balance

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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 »

Progress Reached on Canada Job Grant

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Following months of negotiations, it looks like the Canada Job Grant is nearing implementation in all provinces and territories with the exception of Quebec. About the Canada Job Grant – and Where It Stands Originally scheduled for April 1 implementation, the new launch date for the grant is targeted for July 1. Initially, the Canada… Read more »

What’s In Store with Ontario’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase?

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The Facts. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a rise in the provincial minimum raise,  from $10.25 to $11 per hour, to take effect on June 1. Future increases will be tied to the rate of inflation and will occur each October 1st. The amount of the increase will be announced six months before it takes… Read more »

Half of Canadians Say They Have their Dream Jobs: Do You?

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“Find a job you enjoy, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Confucius It appears that, at least for almost half of all Canadians, what Confucius said is true. A July 2013 poll by BMO Bank of Canada revealed that 47 percent of more than 1,000 individuals said they have found their… Read more »

Laid off? How to move forward in your career.

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Many Ontario companies have been forced to lay off a substantial number of employees over the past few years. Unfortunate realities of economic recessions, layoffs are often the result of downsizing, or a reorganization of a company’s business model. It’s not uncommon for recently laid off professionals to feel frustrated, confused and unsure of what… Read more »

LinkedIn’s New “Contacts” Feature – Good for Job Seekers? Or Bad?

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LinkedIn has once again rolled out a new feature. LinkedIn Contacts debuted at the end of April and offers a sophisticated way to coordinate and access your professional information. By organizing and curating contact information from your various email accounts, calendars, address books and notes, LinkedIn Contacts is meant to function a user-friendly hub to… Read more »