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 »

Your Guide To Combatting The Skills Gap In The Workplace

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Employers in the industrial and manufacturing sectors have been struggling with a skills gap in their organizations for several years. Businesses need skilled employees to meet demand effectively, but there aren’t enough talented people in the job market to fill those roles. Here are four strategies you can use to combat the skills gap in… Read more »

Don’t Take a Risk, Protect Yourself From Ticks

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That minuscule black spot on the back of your elbow may just be a leftover poppy seed from lunch. Or it could be something more sinister. It could be a Lyme Disease-carrying tick. But could you spot the difference? It can be hard to tell, and that’s the point the U.S. Center for Disease Control 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 »

Ontario Government to Continue Review of New Holiday Pay Calculation Rules

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Business owners having a tough time navigating the new employment legislation surrounding holiday pay are getting a reprieve from the Ontario Liberal government. The Ministry of Labour announced Monday that it will take a closer look at its public holiday pay provisions as part of an on-going review of provincial labour and employment legislation. The… Read more »

Employed? Why You Should Still Speak with a Recruiter

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When you’re not in the market for a new job, the last thing on your mind may be taking the time to speak with a recruiter. However, there are several reasons why building a relationship with a recruiter can make sense for even the most happily employed professional.

2015 Guide to Growing Your Career

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As the new year opens, how many resolutions have you set – or maybe even broken already?!? If one of your goals for 2015 is to advance in your career, the key lies in an ongoing commitment to learning and development. There’s no time for complacency. To energize your career, you need to have a… Read more »

Just Starting Your Career? Top Resources for Ontario Workers

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Are you just starting – or restarting – your career in Ontario? Although the employment picture has been challenging in recent years, the global economy has turned around and things are finally looking up. There’s a wide spectrum of resources out there to help you plan your strategy and realize your personal and professional goals…. Read more »

Five Reasons You Didn’t Get a Call Back – And What to Do about It

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You had a great job interview – or so you thought. But they haven’t called you back. Not hearing anything is worse than a rejection, as you begin to feel anxious, confused and impatient. You’re not alone. A recent survey showed that a staggering 75 percent of candidates didn’t hear back regarding positions they had… Read more »

Is Your Waiting Room Etiquette Costing You Job Offers?

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First impressions count. This is more than just a cliché, especially when it comes to your job interview. And by first impressions, I do mean first impressions. Though you may not yet have met your interviewer or entered the interview room, you’re being evaluated by a prospective employer from the moment you set foot on… Read more »