6 Tips on How to Answer What Motivates You in an Interview

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You’ll hear a lot of the same questions in every job interview throughout your tech career. One of those questions is, “What motivates you?” This might seem like an easy question to answer, but it catches a lot of candidates off guard. What hiring managers really want to uncover are the things that make you tick… Read more »

Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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In Canada, employers are responsible for providing an environment that is free of harassment, including sexual harassment. They are legally bound to respond to sexual harassment complaints and can be held liable if they fail to act. However, it is individuals – especially leaders and managers – who have a responsibility to help stop and… Read more »

Ontario Passes Pay Transparency Law to Help Narrow The Gender Pay Gap

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Did you know Ontario is the first province to pass new pay transparency legislation designed to help close the gender pay gap? You might be asking, “what does this mean for me?” Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re an employer or an employee. The goal of the legislation, that passed Third Reading in… Read more »

Top Employment Law Concerns for Ontario Companies

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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 »

Cannabis in the Workplace: Federal Taskforce Report and Tips for Employers

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At the end of last year the Government of Canada’s “Task Force on Cannabis Legalization & Regulation” released it’s highly anticipated “A Framework For The Legalization & Regulation of Cannabis” otherwise known as the “Framework Report.” And while the impact of cannabis in the workplace remains hazy for employers, the Framework Report does include recommendations… Read more »

Protect Your Business from “Free Labour” Pitfalls

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Now that high schools and post-secondary students are back in the classroom, many Ontario employers are keeping an eye out for student interns or other co-op students to join their ranks. Internships and co-ops can often be mutually beneficial for both student and employer by: helping the student in gaining that all-important on-the-job experience; and… Read more »

Ontario Projected to Surpass Canada’s Economic Growth – What It Means for You

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The Conference Board of Canada, a not-for-profit “think tank” whose sole purpose is dedicated to the research and analysis of Canada’s economic trends, made a noteworthy announcement recently. They are predicting that when it comes to economic growth, Ontario, along with British Columbia, will lead the rest of Canada, between now and the end of… Read more »

5 Recruiting Habits That Are Holding Back Your Hiring Success

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If you find that your recruiting efforts are not producing the desired results, it’s tempting to blame a lack of quality candidates. But is it possible that the true fault lies in your process? Consider if you are guilty of any of these recruiting mistakes and take steps to eliminate them. Not defining your needs…. Read more »

Diffusing a Tough Situation: Management Tips for Team Strife

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life – and work. Blame it on personalities, differing lifestyles, stress or myriad other factors, but sometimes it occurs between team members. As a leader, you would probably rather focus your time and energy on issues like productivity and meeting customer deadlines. But if not handled properly, conflict alienates… Read more »

7 Strategies to Help You Prepare for a Yearly Review

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Annual review time can be scary, especially if you’re unsure where you stand in terms of your job performance. You may have to face some tough realities, or you may find you really are the superstar you had hoped to become. By adequately preparing for your review, you can ensure that your manager has an… Read more »