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Don’t Overlook This In Your Job Search: Find the Best Quality of Life

When you’re looking for your next job some of the most important factors you look for might be: compensation, benefits, company history and reputation, working hours, job responsibilities, and opportunities for advancement. But there’s one factor you might not consider that’s just as important to your job search success and your professional and personal happiness: quality of life. 
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8 Resources for Job Seekers

If you’re in the middle of a job search or even considering entering the job market soon, stop now and read this. We know how stressful job searches can be. The effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the job market combined with factors like inflation, the return to in-person work, skills training needs, personal accommodation needs all contribute to this stress. To help you in your search, whether you’re new to Canada, to eastern Ontario, or a sector, we’ve collected 8 resources for job seekers. 
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Get LMI Support and Hiring Help In Eastern Ontario

Let’s start with the basics - if you’re reading this and you know what labour market info (LMI) is and why it’s important, skip down to the next section. But if you don’t, start here. A lot of employers don’t realize the importance LMI can have in your hiring processes; if you’re one of those employers, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how LMI support provides you with hiring help: 
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Learn How to Hire International Students With These 3 Tips

Eastern Ontario is home to many educational institutions, giving employers access to a highly skilled workforce, including international students. Eastern Ontario businesses benefit greatly from recruiting this workforce, since international students are highly motivated; have international work experience; can communicate in multiple languages. Employers who hire international students also demonstrate their commitment to cultural diversity. Get hiring help and learn how to hire international students with these 3 tips:
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5 Quick Tips on How to Attract Talent to Your Business

Eastern Ontario is a rich region, a region rich in quality of life and opportunities for job seekers. It’s easy to attract residents to eastern Ontario when it’s been voted one of the best places to live, multiple times. But how do you attract those residents to come work with you, too? There’s so much hiring help out there that it can become overwhelming for employers to find what works best. To make hiring easier for you, here are 5 tips on how to attract talent you can consider or implement quickly.
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Get Career Planning Help in the Eastern Ontario Region

If you are a student, or know a student (hello teachers and parents!), save this blog post! The eastern Ontario region has an abundance of resources for young people who want to start career planning. You may think it’s too early to start career planning but the truth is it’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about the kind of career you want, the kind of skills you’ll need, and what you’ll have to do to reach your goal. 
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What Are Microaggressions At Work and How Can You Avoid Them?

When you’re introducing DEI strategies into your workplace, there are a lot of new concepts, terms, and ideas to disseminate. Diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI in the workplace is a conceptual framework that aims to promote the fair treatment and participation of all people, including those from groups that have been historically underrepresented. Continue reading this blog to learn about the concept of microaggressions, why they’re harmful, and how you can avoid them at work to ensure everyone feels safe. 
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How to Implement Workplace Equity In Your Business

When we talk about DEI - or diversity, equity, and inclusion - policies in the workplace, diversity and inclusion are straightforward topics. However, equity as a workplace concept may require more explanation. Like, what is the difference between equity and equality? And how do we implement equity at work? Read on to discover the answers to these questions. 
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5 DEI Best Practices to Benefit Your Workplace

DEI or diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords. They’re sound business practices, the right thing to do. By prioritizing DEI in the workplace, you’re not “on trend”, you’re creating a safe environment for all of your employees. 
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Are You Eligible for Express Entry?

The Government of Canada uses the Express Entry program to manage immigration applications from skilled workers. The online system allows the Canadian government to manage permanent resident applications for filling labour gaps while also giving newcomers to Canada a straightforward way to enter and stay in the country. 
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