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Canada’s tight labour market makes this a perfect time to ask for a raise

If you haven’t asked for a bump in #compensation lately, you may be missing out on what #recruiters and #career coaches say is a golden opportunity due to a tight labour market. “It’s a fight for staff right now, it’s a fight,” said Allison Venditti, a career #coach and founder of Moms at Work. She…

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Seriously, what happened to the ‘human’ in human resource?

There’s no “heart” in human resources (HR) in most companies today. Legacy HR departments can be siloed, stereotypical and bureaucratic. In the eyes of many employees, they function as “policy police” and are designed to protect the company’s interest while paying lip-service to its employees’ well-being. This begs the question: what’s the real function of…

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Is your LinkedIn Profile going to stand out to Hiring Managers and HR recruiters?

Many people don’t realize how important their LinkedIn Profile is and that recruiters look for a few key things when analyzing a profile. It’s sometimes worth it to invest more time on your profile than on your #resume. After all, the profile is the one that will catch the attention of recruiters. What can you…

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Hit the ground running: The importance of re-boarding your #virtualhires

It seems that even with the siren call of vaccinations, we are still some way off from any sustained sense of normality. And that normal may even look a whole lot different. Companies have been through an intense spin-cycle of change, and this is set to be the narrative for the foreseeable future. While some…

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Considering being Self Employed or starting a small business? Here are a few things to consider

You want to start a business, it’s here, you can taste it, you want it badly, are you personally ready? People are getting so excited about starting a new business that they may not be having a clear vision of their coming venture, so before diving in, maybe a few steps pre-starting a new business,…

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Remote work may be leading to an uptick in harassment based on gender, race and age

Remote work may be leading to an uptick in harassment based on gender, race and age Though the #technology sector is by no means representative of all #jobs, data coming out of the space can be helpful in predicting trends that may eventually spread to all industries. A recent report from Project Include, a U.S.-based non-profit…

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Turning lemons into lemonade

Ecommerce and online business, shopping and buying has been growing fast before the #COVID19 #pandemic pushed even more consumers online, due to lack of other ways to shop, or just for better opportunities. In 2020 and beginning of 2021 many businesses pushed hard to put their businesses online, contributing an additional hefty $105 billion in…

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Develop a system that will measure and estimate risks at the workplace?

As we are getting into month 16 of the Pandemic, Canadians continue to keep the 2-meter distance, wear masks and take steps to avoid overwhelming the health care system, although we are today (June/30/2021) entering 2nd stage. In the first few months Canadians went nuts stocking up on toilet paper, paper towels, and other non-perishables,…

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3 Body Language Tips For Job Interviews

Body language can enhance what you’re saying or it can contradict it. Non-verbal cues are just as powerful, and sometimes more so, than the words you say. In a #job #interview, you need to pay as much attention to your body language as you do to the answers you give. Whether your interview is in-person…