Record high job vacancies unlikely to reverse any time soon, economists say

Latest numbers show a job vacancy rate of 5.6%, continuing an upward trend since the first quarter of 2016. The post Record high job vacancies unlikely to reverse any time soon, economists say appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Canada posts record-high job vacancies  Changing talent needs for the evolving energy industry The power of … Read more

You’re still on mute

Hybrid or remote work is settling in as a permanent reality for millions. Their setups and technical skills can still feel like a temporary solution. The post You’re still on mute appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Supporting student success in remote and hybrid internships The transformative impact of social procurement on inclusive hiring Career-building … Read more

Canada needs a net-zero workforce to reach a net-zero future

How can we guarantee workers in industries like manufacturing, energy and construction gain the necessary skills if we cannot predict with certainty how Canada will reach a net-zero future? The post Canada needs a net-zero workforce to reach a net-zero future appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts:  Changing talent needs for the evolving energy industry … Read more

4 reports that caught our eye the week of June 19, 2022

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week. Job Posting Trends in Canada: 2021 Update (Future Skills Centre) As the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second year in 2021, there continued to be significant impacts on the labour market. Focusing … Read more

Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says

Research indicates experience and education are becoming less important amid labour shortages, while employers see increasing value in interpersonal skills and attitude toward learning.   The post Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment  Changing talent … Read more

Pay ranges are coming to job postings. Why hasn’t it happened before?

But a new generation’s expectations about transparency—and a tight labor market that’s empowered workers to expect more from potential employers—have prompted more disclosures of pay ranges and data The post Pay ranges are coming to job postings. Why hasn’t it happened before? appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Mentorship is critical to support reskilling and upskilling … Read more

How job hunters can use recruitment firms to their advantage

Recruitment agencies introduce candidates to organizations and hiring managers they might not otherwise access. The post How job hunters can use recruitment firms to their advantage appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: How to tackle the ‘like me bias’ during recruitment Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment At the start of your … Read more

‘I couldn’t see a future’: What ex-automotive workers said about job loss

Paper reveals how economic change interrupts careers and life plans, casting people into new worlds of precarious work and long, indefinite journeys in search of security. The post ‘I couldn’t see a future’: What ex-automotive workers said about job loss appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: 4 bold ideas for worker-centric LMI Resources to support … Read more

3 reports that caught our eye the week of June 12, 2022

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week. Labour Force Survey, May 2022 (Statistics Canada) Employment rose by 40,000 (+0.2%) in May and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1%. Overall, employment gains were driven by increases for women … Read more

Labour shortages lead to overtime, less-suitable hires

Over half of employers say inflation will be a hot topic in wage discussions. The post Labour shortages lead to overtime, less-suitable hires appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment Mentorship is critical to support reskilling and upskilling Career development services are crucial to Canada’s recovery May … Read more