More than half of US companies said they offer remote work to increase retention
Demand for security staff is up, but some skills are more sought after than others.
The digital era is fully established and booming. So it’s not surprising that digital skills are the most in-demand. If you’re thinking about getting a new job this year or going back to school to learn something new, be informed.More Info
As organisations are rapidly adopting technology to streamline processes and make them more efficient, traditional job roles are undergoing massive transformationMore Info
Activists argue that the reports of sexual harassment at the chain and in the industry more broadly indicates that the company needs to take action.More Info
Demand for tech staff who specialise in cybersecurity is increasing rapidly, with a 15 percent increase in job ads for workers with this skill set between 2017 and 2018.More Info
The author of “55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal” talks about age discrimination and what to do if you’re not able to work until 65.More Info
There may be a specific reason an employer wants a hire to have a certain degree. If you understand what they really want when they make that stipulation, you may be able to show that your skills speak for themselves.More Info
These "can do, will do and fit" criteria translate to "ability, attitude and affability." No matter the format and sequence of a job interview, every question is an opportunity to communicate fit on one of these axes. Each response you give should address one or more of these key themes.More Info
Our goals as workers have changed over the centuries as technology has evolved and us with it. First, people wanted to be “Renaissance men,” able to adapt to any skill set they needed. Then, we became “specialists,” answering all the questions people had about our assigned craft. And in the 21st century, as artificial intelligence floods the market and robotics become more sophisticated, people are entering the next phase of our workplace identity. Now, we are “hybrids.”More Info
For graduates from our higher-education institutions, the time has inevitably come to focus on entering the world of work. But getting suitable employment is not always easy and straightforward.
The report finds that the nature of employment is changing throughout the world, both due to the increasing importance of human capital and the availability of diverse forms of work. There is a general shift towards valuing cognitive skills around the world, with new technologies underpinning this move towards a largely skills-intensive workforce.More Info
A northwestern Ontario recruiting firm is entering the virtual reality realm to help steer more Indigenous people into the industrial workforce.More Info
The general perception of people who are fired is that they were screw-ups who weren’t doing their job (or made huge, unjustifiable mistakes) and that’s why they were let go. And though that may be true in some circumstances, as I’ve moved on in my career I’ve heard story after story of folks going through similar experiences to mine – being fired with little-to-no warning, no feedback, and no help or support from their bosses to improve what was lacking.More Info
Most interviewers would really, truly prefer not to discuss your profoundly life-changing experience. It’s not that they wouldn’t be happy for you. But your disclosing, even voluntarily, your medical history or any information related to an identity that might be protected under federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws puts them in an awkward position.More Info
With increasing numbers of staff choosing to work from home, and contracting a popular choice for many workers, balancing staff numbers with appropriately sized office space is a dilemma for the businesses paying the bills.More Info
We all remember our first work experience placement. But do we all remember our first work experience placement being meaningful? Did work experience give you genuine insight into what working in that organisation would actually be like? Did it enable you to make an impact on the business whilst you were there? Did it inspire you?More Info
New research suggests that 76 per cent of people are regularly tired while working. Nearly one-third or 31 per cent of respondents said they were "very often" tired on the job, 45 per cent said "somewhat often" and 23 per cent said it "rarely" occurred that they were tired on the job.More Info
These are a selection of take-away tips offered by some of the biggest recruiters including Google and Glassdoor.More Info
Make sure the contact information they provide resolves back to the employer whose job you’re interested in. If you can independently find the company online, call the main telephone number listed and ask for the Human Resources department. If HR doesn’t recognize the person that’s recruiting you, then you will know there’s a problem. Even third-party recruiters have identities that you should be able to verify.
You know that sluggish feeling you get right after lunch? When all you want to do is take a nap? Turns out, that’s just your natural rhythm. That’s the premise behind best-selling author Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. He draws on research from psychology, biology, and economics to pinpoint the best times to do almost anything.
‘I'm really struck by how much we don't know’: More data needed on digital economy.
Opportunities for work in Canada's online gig economy are growing faster than in many other countries, according to the organization behind a new tool that sheds light on a part of the world's workforce that largely goes unmeasured.
Canada’s unemployment rate fell back to four-decade lows, but sluggish wage increases and slumping exports offer little evidence the economy is running hot enough to warrant accelerated interest rate increases.More Info
With the recent release of the report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) saying that we as a planet have to step up and make drastic changes to our entire way of living or risk catastrophe, the time is now to deal with it.
That report should have you seething with anger that we as a people have let the world get into such a state and it should make you want to spring into action immediately. In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, author Andrew Winston, who specializes in helping corporations become more environmentally friendly, says the scale of the catastrophic effects of climate change will be determined by what businesses decide to do about it.
Companies that figure out how to help employees with disabilities thrive are six times as likely to innovate and to anticipate change. Your diverse-abled employees also tend to stay longer and have better attendance.More Info
Trying to cover holiday expenses, save a little extra or maybe just spend less time with the family? Enter: the seasonal side gig. Retailers are expected to hire as many as 650,000 workers to meet holiday demand this November and December, and wages are expected to top $15 per hour, a 32% increase over last year.More Info
If you're someone who is highly prone to stultifying bouts of nervousness, don't beat yourself up. First, doing so could make your anxiety worse. Second, you have a much more available scapegoat in human biology and evolution.
To put it very simply, nervousness and fight-or-flight reactions are physiological reactions to stimuli that our body wants us to watch out for.
While technology has made it easier than ever to find job openings, job seekers have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of direct communications during the application process.More Info
Machine learning--whether it be robotic process automation, advanced data analytics, or A.I.--will undoubtedly reshape the workplace. The question of how many jobs will be lost and created is the subject of much speculation. According to the World Economic Forum's "The Future of Jobs 2018" report, by 2025 more than half of the total time spent on labor will be handled by machines.More Info
A lot of business professionals are focused on the idea of hiring for skills. That sounds reasonable, but the idea is to know what you are getting into when you bring a new person into your company. The primary focus has to be on value; you need to be able to expect good results from your hires.More Info
But finding extra help to handle the expected holiday shopping bonanza is getting harder and harder amid a hiring boom that’s sent the nation’s unemployment rate to a 48-year low of 3.7 per cent.More Info
On average, Canadian workers receive 17 vacation days and take 15 of them – leaving two days on the table, according to a survey by Expedia.
“Vacation deprivation” is on the rise both globally (58 per cent) and at home, with more than half of Canadians feeling vacation-deprived (54 per cent).
Top Resume asked 629 professionals to rank the seriousness of 14 categories of job hunt and resume lies, from work experience to technical capabilities. Those surveyed included HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers.More Info
More than one million jobs could be lost to the coming boom in automated vehicles with ripple effects beyond the likeliest victims, internal government documents warn. A 2017 presentation predicted automation could kill some 500,000 transportation jobs — from truck drivers to subway operators to taxi drivers and even courier services _ as well as more than 600,000 additional jobs such as parking attendants, auto-body repair workers and even police and emergency personnel.More Info
Did you know, medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 1999? Since then there have been numerous amendments to the laws, as well as a significant increase in Canadians who have purchased medical cannabis. According to Health Canada – approximately 167,000 Canadians were recipients of medical cannabis during the last quarter of 2016/2017. The number of cannabis users will only continue to rise with the legalization of marijuana.More Info
One study found that employees with unlimited vacation policies took fewer days off on average than their limited vacation counterparts. Another found that coworkers communicated less frequently face-to-face when they worked in an open-floor-plan configuration.More Info
California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020.More Info
Amazon, the company associated with grueling work and low wages (all to make our wish fulfillment possible), is now paying all of its workers $15 an hour. It claims after paying benefits, full time employees were already earning $15 or more. The announcement mainly impacts part-time and contract workers.More Info
When InVision was founded in 2011, its CEO and founder, Clark Valberg, knew that he'd have to get creative to maintain a competitive edge. Google had recently increased its presence in Manhattan, making it all the more difficult to snag coveted East Coast tech talent.More Info
Although unemployment in Canada is hovering at a four-decade low, employees can expect slightly larger salary increases for 2019.More Info
A bad boss can make a good job miserable and a bad job unbearable. Beyond the negative impact on individual employees, ineffective managers can also cost companies tons of money in turnover and lost productivity.More Info
Many older workers face a greater risk of job loss. Their bosses might not perceive them as relevant or able to provide the kind of fresh, new thinking the company needs to thrive.More Info
Don’t have the time or money to get a bachelor’s degree? Don’t fret. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary non-degree certificate, or even just a high-school di
"I think having a manager that cares about you and is doing everything in their power to set you up to be successful is what everyone is looking for to some extent,"More Info
But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there's another crucial, future-focused element of planning a career today that many employees may be overlooking entirely.More Info
Can you find a job that lets you travel the world or live for six months abroad. These are all possible but they are not for everybody.More Info
Looking for the jobs with the biggest salaries? Sort by current median salary. Looking for fields showing strong demand for talent? Sort by wage growth over the last five years—growing salaries often means qualified employees are in short supply.More Info
Your next job interview may feel a lot like an audition tape. On a screen, a manager pops up in a recorded video and asks a question like: "Why do you want a career in this field?"
From what I can determine, Indeed takes the cake for providing a large candidate pool and LinkedIn for providing a higher-skilled requirement type of candidate.More Info
To celebrate Labour Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour is inviting all Ontarians to take an online quiz to find out how much they know about what they are entitled to in the workplace. The quiz outlines a number of the gains made when employment and labour laws in the province were updated last year.More Info
With medical marijuana now legal in well over half of the U.S. and recreational marijuana use allowed in nine states (and counting), cannabis companies are scrambling to fill a rush of new jobs in the industry—an estimated 340,000 of them nationwide by 2020.More Info
Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community.