How to Prepare Your Workplace for the Aftermath of Marijuana Legalization

With cannabis being decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018 — roughly six months ago — many employers have tried to anticipate how this has and/or will impact their workplaces. Undoubtedly, in-house policy is key, but leaders should set...

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Immigrant Recruitment in Canada: A Truly Competitive Platform Needed

By Riffat Shahnawaz Based on my human resource management (HRM) knowledge, Canadian recruitment managers try their best to fit with Human Rights and Employment Standard Act, but the question is do they succeed in the context of diversity or immigrants? Breaking...

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Could Low Oil and Gas Prices End Western Canada’s Talent Shortage?

By Kael Campbell Could low oil and gas prices in Western Canada mean the end of talent shortages that have plagued Canada for the last decade? Will we see tens of thousands of workers streaming back from Northern British Columbia,...

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Boomeranging Boomers: Older Workers Can Help Solve The Labour Shortage

By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheo For decades, the 9.6 million Canadians born between 1946 and 1965 have been the single largest demographic in Canada’s labour force. Now, the oldest of the baby boomer generation has reached retirement age. That has employers in...

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Generation Y Factors Large In a Future of Milliseconds

By Laurie Dillman As the struggle to recruit top talent builds on a global scale, organizations are realizing that more and more of the most talented candidates are becoming entrepreneurs because of the available opportunities.  Not only are organizations competing...

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Recruit Beyond the Job Board

By Lindsay Macintosh, CHRP The ability to change recruiting strategies fast enough to meet the demands of technological and labour market changes is a major challenge facing today’s employers.  Employers must carefully analyze their current recruiting strategies, develop flexible recruiting...

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Skills Mismatch a Growing Concern

By Jock Finlayson It is now more than three years since Canada’s recession officially ended and the economy returned to a path of (modest) growth. During this period, the labour market has also rebounded, with the country adding approximately 820,000...

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Northern Symposium Highlights New HR Realities

By Isabelle St-Jean, RSW, ACC Learning. Leading. Legacy. Those three words underscore the efforts of all those seeking solutions in a changing workforce; they also served as a welcoming lens of focus on October1-2, 2012 for the 8th Annual Northern Symposium...

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