Canada Hiring

The One Thing I Did To Hire The Best Employee Ever

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

It took me staying up all night and reaching near exhaustion to get fed up enough to seek a new solution to hiring. I hope you find you sleep easier knowing what I know now. You have to balance the great parts of the job you are offering with the truthful parts of both the job you are offering and what working for you can be like in order to find the right fit for a long term hire.

Companies, Take a Chance on New Grads...Please?

Sarah Robertson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Robertson

How many times have you heard the fact that many young people can't find work in their field after graduation? Can someone please tell me why, three years later, I have yet to land my first "adult" job in my field? I can only imagine the responses I will get to that question. So before the comments come pouring in, let me just explore some situations with you.

7 Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

In honour of Small Business Week, I've decided to organize my reflections on it now, and would like to share with you the top 7 things I would tell my former self about growing a small business. I hope my hindsight may help those who are just now embarking down this path.

Sink or Swim: How to Hire From a Deep Pool of Candidates

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Any way you cut it, the process of hiring employees that are the best fit for your company can be arduous and stressful. And with so many people looking for employment, we can expect that identifying the right candidate for the job will only get more difficult. Here are a few strategies we've been using.

Will Unemployment Lead to a Productivity Pop?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Employment is always a lagging indicator of the economic cycle, but today's lags are fast becoming legend. In some cases, unemployment is still rising almost five years after the onset of crisis. Will employment ever turn around, and if so, when?

How Your Digital Footprint Can Hurt You

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

I've seen business owners and personal contacts tarnish their reputations with a few words or a few clicks, not fully realizing the power of the digital world we now live in. Every picture you post, every status or page you like, and every update you share is essentially announcing to the world who you are, permanently.

The Job Market is Turning -- Are You Ready?

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

If the labour market does indeed turn, and it becomes a buyers' market, are you ready to attract the best talent? This change could be big. Is your company positioned well enough in the market to keep your current high potentials and simultaneously attract new A-players?

Less Hiring As Canadian Firms Sour On Economy: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian firms appear to be preparing for hard and uncertain economic times, the Bank of Canada says in a business outlook survey released Mo...

A Business Tip From a Country Boy: Invest in People

Mary Donohue | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Bill Clinton at the DNC said what white- and blue-collar workers have known for 30 years: you need to invest in people to have an innovative and productive economy. My coach, used to say "you get corn, if you plant corn." Neither in government nor in business have we been planting corn. We quit planting it almost 30 years ago when we got rid of middle management in government and the private sector, and as the economy reveals, we are losing.

Canada Struggles To Create Jobs; Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

CP | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 per cent last month as the economy continued to struggle to produce new jo...

Canadian Business Pessimistic About Sales, Hiring

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian companies have grown more pessimistic about their sales prospects for the coming year and plan to cut investment and hiring, says a ...

Canadian Employers In Hiring Mood, Says Bank Of Canada

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Businesses across the country are planning to kick their hiring into high gear over the next year, according to a Bank ...