Tips For Fighting Gender Discrimination In Tech

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When you think about gender discrimination in the workplace, you probably think about women being mistreated in comparison to men. This is true, but gender discrimination can also occur in reverse, and it can include unfair treatment or harassment based on gender identity and expression. Every person, whether they identify as male, female, gender-neutral, gender-fluid,… Read more »

What It Takes To Be A Welder

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Welders are skilled tradespeople who fuse together metal components to form permanent bonds. They work in nearly every industry from construction to aerospace to manufacturing and more. Any product, structure or device that includes metal parts requires welding, and skilled professionals are in high demand. This is what it takes to be a welder in… Read more »

Legal Issues To Consider In Your Hiring Process

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On the surface, hiring is a straightforward process. You post a job, evaluate candidates, conduct interviews, choose one, check their references, make the offer. In reality, the hiring process is filled with potential legal landmines. Canadian workers are protected from workplace discrimination starting with the hiring process. Failing to walk the line could open your… Read more »

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing To Reduce Workplace Injuries

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As a manufacturing employee, you are inundated with tips on safe working practices throughout your day. These tips are typically centered around accident prevention like team lifting, keeping work areas free of cords and debris, spill clean-up, etc. However, many safety programs are lax when it comes to helping you understand how you can prevent… Read more »

6 Ways To Build Up Your Team

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Teamwork is essential for success in today’s collaborative work environment. However, great teamwork doesn’t just happen on its own. If you want your employees to work together like a well-oiled machine, it takes effort and leadership.   Here are six easy ways you can build up your team to promote a healthy and productive team culture.   Team-Building Exercises … Read more »

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 »