Why ‘candidate experience’ matters

February 3, 2015

One of the hottest catch phrases in HR right now is the notion of “candidate experience” — which is part of an organization’s overall employer branding proposition. While most people would probably think treating candidates respectfully would be a no-brainer, some organizations are only now waking up to the idea that candidates’ experiences of the recruitment process have a significant impact on employee engagement, motivation, retention and the perception of...

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Chamber of Commerce seeks to bring immigrant investors to Windsor

February 2, 2015

A pilot project to entice millionaire immigrant investors to Canada could bring much-needed capital to Windsor, says the head of the local Chamber of Commerce. The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program began accepting applications on Wednesday and will continue until Feb. 11, or earlier if it receives the maximum 500 submissions. The program will admit 60 people as permanent residents. Those people have to have a net worth of...

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Many immigrants prepare before coming to Canada

January 31, 2015

The length of time an immigrant has been living in Canada greatly influences their yearly income, according to a report released earlier this month. Statistics Canada analyzed the incomes of immigrants during the past five years and compared two timeframes, those who landed during 2003-2007 and those who arrived in 2008-2012. They found the incomes of immigrant tax filers steadily increased in relation to the number of years a person...

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City honours immigrant entrepreneurs

January 29, 2015

A wide range of industries were represented Thursday when the city of Ottawa, in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada, handed out the third annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Anand Aggarwal of Manor Park Development, Abdul Haseeb Awan of BitAccess, Mona Kalra of Maple Care Physiotherapy and Peyman Yazdani of Subway restaurants are this year’s recipients. The awards were created to honour people born outside of Canada who now make...

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StatsCan revises employment growth downward for 2014

January 28, 2015

Data released today by Statistics Canada showed that Canadian job growth for 2014 was more sluggish than previously thought. On January 9, Statistics Canada had said employment gains for 2014 stood at 186,000, but revisions published January 28 lower that number to 121,000. The discrepancy was enough to push the unemployment rate for 2014 up to 6.7% from 6.6%. “In light of the magnitude of the changes, the Bank of...

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Two-thirds of B.C.’s workforce experienced a horrible boss

January 27, 2015

Today’s workforce has employees from four generations, and according to an employment expert, it’s becoming the biggest challenge for leadership moving forward. Insights West, in partnership with Miles Employment Group and the Vancouver Board of Trade, created the “Dream Employer” poll, which surveyed 3,328 adults from B.C. about their experiences, both positive and negative, in the workforce. They found that 68% of respondents had experienced “a truly terrible” boss, 66%...

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