Canada Workforce

Charging Grads Leaving Canada 'Exit Tax' Ignores Economic Realities

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

In many respects, the Council of Canadian Innovators is failing to understand the new dynamics of today's information economy. Indeed, individuals cannot be treated as replaceable widgets. Instead, they must be treated as individual contributors who have the capacity to individually contribute to innovation and growth within an organization.

3 Steps To Success In The Executive Gig Economy

Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin

More so than any other time in the history of the post-industrial career, how work happens can be tailored and adapted to reflect individual needs and goals. Make the most of these opportunities by investing the time to create the foundations for your own version of a successful gig career.

Shows Like Game Of Thrones Don't Do Working Women Any Favours

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Culture says that women ought to be homemakers, look pretty and that they're prizes to be "earned" by men. But culture is learned, and in no small part via popular media. Americans spend on average five hours daily watching TV, for example -- lots of time for media to cultivate unconscious biases.

Mind The Gap: Is Taking A Year Off After High School A Good Idea?

Lianne Castelino | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

With her intention to take a year off -- more formerly known as a "gap year" before starting at Harvard in 2017 -- now a matter of public record, President Obama's eldest daughter's decision comes with it the predictable flood of raised eyebrows, analysis and opinion.

A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you hunt for that perfect job.

Take Your Business To The Next Level By Motivating Millennials

Caitie Drewery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

Whether you like it or not, millennials are the largest generation in the Canadian workforce. Simply put, we are the future of your business. So why not skip the nasty nicknames and let's figure out how we can all work together to help your company continue on -- and maybe even grow -- after you've retired.

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

Leading The Way For Japanese Women In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Thirteen per cent. That is the percentage by which Japan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could be boosted if the number of women in the workforce was raised to equal the number of working men.

How Educators Can Engage Millennial Minds

Nick Cowling | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Millennials, the generation who are always one step ahead when it comes to knowing what they want and how to get it. They are the generation who value experiences above anything else and it's likely because of how much information they have at their fingertips.

How To Create a Well-Oiled Blog Machine

Jeff Quipp | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Recognizing an individual's efforts will inspire more employees to produce quality posts. This acknowledgment could be as simple as an all-employee email with a link to the post. Other rewards could include a personal email from the CEO thanking the employee for their continued contribution.

How Canada's Labour Movement Is Redefining Its Role

CP | Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Business

Labour Day celebrations across Canada this year come at a time when organized labour is in the midst of redefining its role in the workforce as a decl...

Canadians Not Using Their Paid Vacations: Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

Summer is generally when employees take off to cottages or vacation abroad, but it seems a growing number of Canadians are reluctant to use their vaca...

Want to Close the Skills Gap? Start Talking to Young People

Perrin Beatty | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

I strongly think the skills gap is well documented, but it's clear that there is another "gap" between what economists are saying about the data, and what our members at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are saying about their real-time experiences in cities and towns nationwide. If we are serious about closing the skills gap in the future, young people and their parents need to be much better informed about employment and income prospects when deciding on post-secondary education.

Don't Worry (About Earnings) Be Happy

r/ally | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

In Canada, the average salary is expected to increase only 3.1 per cent in 2014. Various trends continue to replace straight-up salary increases, such as targeting top performers with bonuses and enhanced reward programs. In fact, this trend toward softer, intangible benefits from companies is exactly what we Canadians have been asking for.

How Creativity Can Benefit You in Business

Erin Gee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
Erin Gee

Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill. Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill.

The Workforce It Is A-Changin'

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

Recent graduates have traditionally been able to take time to learn on the job, working under the protection of more seasoned employees. But once things turn around and Boomers leave, these unemployed will be asked to jump right into the organization, and they will not have had the benefit of time. Is your organization prepared for this?

Canada's Greatest Competitive Advantage? Our Creativity

Richard Florida | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

2012-07-19-RichardFloridabook.jpg We are living through a massive structural transformation of the economy, similar in scale and scope to the shift from the Agricultural to the Industrial Age. Canada is shifting from the Industrial to the Creative Age, in which creativity has become the decisive source of competitive advantage.

Freedom 55? Forget About It

Toronto Star | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

Forget about freedom 55 — most of us will be lucky if we’re able to retire by 65 or 70. Once we get there, we’ll likely have lower benefits afte...

5 Ways Canada's Workforce Will Change In 20 years

CBC | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada Business

If current trends continue, Canada's labour force is going to change drastically over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada said in a report Wednesday....