June 26: TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Awards and Conference
Business Strategy

June 26: TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Awards and Conference

For many employers, recruiting students and recent graduates is a challenging process. There are many hurdles to overcome, including targeting the right audience and branding your company profile to speak directly to youth. Fortunately, resources like TalentEgg are available to support the hiring of students and youth that are early in their careers. TalentEgg is…

Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Guideline Changes for 2018-2019
Government Funding

Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Guideline Changes for 2018-2019

In March 2018 the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a popular training grant for Ontario-based employers, announced several changes. Among the most significant effects is an increase in the number of businesses who can consider themselves a “small employer”, resulting in broader funding support for training projects. Effective immediately, COJG funding will offset up to 50-83%…

Top Recruitment Methods to Improve Employee Retention
Business Strategy

Top Recruitment Methods to Improve Employee Retention

Considerable time and resources are needed to recruit new employees. From candidate searches to employee onboarding, it takes a lot of effort to find qualified workers who maintain the proper cultural fit for your organization. With so much invested in the process, employers should be looking for any way possible to maximize the retention of…

Canada-Ontario Job Grant Supports Training of 38 Employees
Success Stories

Canada-Ontario Job Grant Supports Training of 38 Employees

A Toronto-based insurance agency recently sought to provide emotional intelligence training for seven of its management-level employees. A training vendor they found to carry out the program informed them that using government grants could help more employees receive these valuable skills. After applying for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), the insurance company expanded training to…

Top 3 Job Boards to Attract Youth Talent to Your Workforce
Business Strategy

Top 3 Job Boards to Attract Youth Talent to Your Workforce

Across Canada, talent and skill shortages remain a concern for many businesses and industries. Recent studies suggest that 82% of employers struggle to find properly trained and/or educated candidates to fill vacancies within their organization. Traditional recruitment methods are not enough; employers must leverage emerging technologies to effectively connect with youth talent, such as social…

Canadian Government Funding: Federal Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)
Government Funding

Canadian Government Funding: Federal Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)

Hiring and training apprentices is a fundamental strategy for employers of skilled tradespeople. Yet for many employers, time and cash become obstacles to expand their team. Fortunately, the Government of Canada offers employers funding to offset the early-stage hiring and training costs of new apprentices. The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) is one of…

Ontario Employers Experiencing High-Skilled Employment Shortage
Business Strategy

Ontario Employers Experiencing High-Skilled Employment Shortage

The Government of Ontario has projected that by 2019 a total of 323,000 jobs will be created, but many of these positions will go unfilled. This is mainly attributed to employers’ inability to find properly trained and/or educated candidates to fill their roles. This growing challenge has made it difficult for business owners to develop…