Federal program touts the business benefits of hiring autistic workers in IT

They often possess precision, accuracy, focus, perfectionism and conscientiousness - qualities highly sought after for technology jobs such as coding, software testing and data analysis. Yet among the half a million working-age Canadians

Published on: August 7th, 2015 Christine Wong

Rolotune launches social network for privacy-conscious job seekers

If you’ve ever looked for a new job online, you’ve probably heard LinkedIn is one of the best places to go hunting. Still, there’s always the concern your boss might see you’ve been

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Candice So

The most overused words on LinkedIn in 2013

Most people would agree being “responsible” is a good thing - but if you want your next employer to notice you, keep that off your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn, the social networking site for

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Canadian SMBs shy from government hiring incentives

Canadian small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are lukewarm when it comes to the federal government's efforts to boost job creation in Canada, according to a new survey. In the 2013 federal budget, the

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Candice So

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Canada’s mobile app sector generates $775M in revenues, employs 51,000

Revenue generated annually by Canada's mobile app industry will more than double by 2016 to reach $2.2 billion per year, a new report forecasts. The sector now generates about $775 million in revenue

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Employers warned against asking for job applicants’ Facebook log-in

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability. In recent months, Facebook has seen a

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Loek Essers

How to hire a tech-savvy student worker

Is your small business looking for a tech talent that can cover for a maternity leave? Are you ramping up for a project launch and need some extra IT workers? Or maybe business

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

LinkedIn reveals best time to ask for a promotion

If you didn't get promoted last month, don't lose heart – you still have eight more months this year to convince your boss that you've been working smart and hard, according to LinkedIn.The

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to use social media to hire your next worker

With nearly 2.5 million fans on Facebook, 48,000 followers on Twitter and a prolific output of videos on YouTube, the mobile telecoms group Nokia is a company that seems to know what makes

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Tosin Sulaiman

Gartner’s vision of the workplace in 2020

How will people work 10 years from now? Gartner thinks it has a pretty good idea, predicting 10 major changes that will occur during the next 10 years. "Work will become less routine,

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

8 ways to ensure your best employees never want to leave you

The organizations honoured as Best Places to Work are vastly different in many ways, but they tend to share an ability to keep their most productive people on board.While there's never a good

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Dave Willmer

10 ways to stay upbeat during a job search

Job loss and unemployment hit their victims hard. When people lose their jobs, they also lose a significant component of their identity, along with their daily routines and financial security. Job loss and

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Computer graphics professionals a happy bunch, survey shows

A recent survey paints a picture of computer graphics (CG) professionals as energetic and happy folk who realize they need to take responsibility for their own development to secure continuous employment.The survey –

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Digital Arts Staff