The mystery of ‘remote’ job listings that aren’t actually remote

It’s become quite common for candidates to see a job posting for a role that claims to be remote, only to find out late in the process that the employer actually wants them to come in one or two days a week or even more.   It’s bizarre that employers aren’t being clearer upfront, since … Read more

The skills-gap paradox

Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises say they’re facing a skills gap. So, why aren’t they investing in talent? The post The skills-gap paradox appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment Resources for career professionals working with Indigenous youth Social enterprise: A solution to supportive employment The power … Read more

The key to improving workers’ lives is hiding in plain sight

Collective bargaining legislation and today’s temporary labour force are mismatched. These laws fit yesterday’s world, not today’s reality. The post The key to improving workers’ lives is hiding in plain sight appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: 4 bold ideas for worker-centric LMI Career development services are crucial to Canada’s recovery Resources to support clients’ … Read more

Skills development in a changing world of work

The nature of work is changing rapidly. As Canadians adapt, the skills development ecosystem is under pressure to adapt alongside them – ensuring that people are supported to thrive in their careers and that businesses have the talent and skills they need to succeed. The challenge Job polarization, digital transitions and labour shortages are all … Read more

Half of employees ‘don’t have the time’ to upskill at work

94% of employees say they’d stay with their employer if they offered more development opportunities. The post Half of employees ‘don’t have the time’ to upskill at work appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Mentorship is critical to support reskilling and upskilling Older workers may not be required to job hunt after dismissal Bridging the … Read more

Interest grows in 4-day work week

As UK embarks on pilot four-day work week with thousands of employees, some Canadian companies are already reaping benefits to retention. The post Interest grows in 4-day work week appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment The power of mentoring to support diversity, equity and inclusion within … Read more

Taking care of the care workers

The work of caring for our children, older adults and those with disabilities has always been undervalued. Yet the social benefits are enormous. The post Taking care of the care workers appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment Resources to support clients’ post-retirement return to work Older … Read more

The workers getting 100% pay for 80% of the hours

Thousands of UK workers from about 70 companies are taking part in what is thought to be the world’s biggest pilot into the four-day work week. The post The workers getting 100% pay for 80% of the hours appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: 4 bold ideas for worker-centric LMI  Changing talent needs for the … Read more

Mentorship is critical to support reskilling and upskilling

As the pandemic continues, employers are seeing resignations from employees over work conditions, pay and the swaths of industries pivoting to digital automation. Workers have been compelled to think more critically about the next steps in their careers. According to Statistics Canada, 130,000 people have left the workforce during the pandemic, meaning they have chosen … Read more

Ontario becomes first province to have a right to disconnect law

The law has been criticized for being impractical and short on key details, but some mental health advocates say rules like these are a step in the right direction for maintaining a work-life balance. The post Ontario becomes first province to have a right to disconnect law appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Spring 2022 … Read more