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Majority of Canadian Employers Screen Social Media to Gain a 3D Perspective of Job Candidates

Nearly 7 in 10 Canadian hiring decision-makers agree that looking at a candidate’s social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Furthermore, 68% believe employers should screen all applicant’s social media profiles, while the majority (65%) say they use […]

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New Survey: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Wage Increases in Canada

Uncertainty about the economy stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be taking its toll on wage increases. Compared to 2019, fewer than half of Canadian hiring decision-makers (45%) expect wages to increase in 2020, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Despite High Unemployment, Companies Still Struggling with Employee Turnover

In a time of record unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 81% of hiring decision-makers say their company has had extended job vacancies resulting in less motivated employees, loss in revenue, and lower employee morale. (more…)

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Canadian Job Outlook Slightly More Optimistic

Businesses across Canada are slightly more optimistic for the latter half of the year with 24% of decision-makers now saying their company will increase employees – up from 18% earlier in the year.  (more…)

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Improving Workplace Safety During COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, according to experts, 41% of workers say companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from the virus. In a May 2020 survey from Express Employment Professionals, 90% of decision makers said their businesses have taken steps to improve overall safety in response to COVID-19. (more…)

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Canadians Eager to Get Back to Work – Safely

As Canadian employers and employees prepare for the post COVID-19 new normal, some industries are poised for early success, while others may take longer to adapt. Express Employment Professionals asked franchise owners across Canada which jobs they think will be most in-demand in the coming weeks and months. (more…)

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Acing Virtual Job Interviews

After weeks of non-essential business closures, some states and provinces are eyeing lifting shelter-in-place orders for residents, allowing businesses to start resuming operations. The new reality of social distancing has changed the landscape for business operations in almost every aspect, including the interview process, which is why job seekers need to be prepared for the […]

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Express Releases Inaugural Compensation Report for U.S. and Canada

Express Employment Professionals recently released its inaugural compensation report for the United States and Canada, highlighting average national wages for light industrial, office services, skilled trades, and professional jobs. Compensation data provided in the report includes jobs such as food servers, marketing managers, landscapers, executive assistants, medical transcriptionists, construction managers, and several types of machinists, among several others. […]

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Canada Employed: Job #1 For New Federal Parliament – Get Canadians Working

Despite a low national unemployment rate, an increasing number of Canadians are looking for work, while job vacancies remain stubbornly high. National polls in Canada consistently show jobs and economy as the top concern of Canadians. Dwayne Williams, an Express franchise owner in Guelph, Ontario, sees skills shortages as a critical issue to tackle. “At […]

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More Canadians Work Part-Time, Here’s Why

A few decades ago, approximately 1 in 10 Canadians worked part-time, but today that has increased to almost 1 in 5. A new survey released by Express Employment Professionals provides some insight into the shift, including the desire for more flexibility in the workplace to help with work/life balance. The survey polled job seekers about […]

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