Time to ‘Double Down’ on Innovative Future

The time is now for employers and organizations to “double down” on an innovation-driven future, says Royal Bank executive Mark Beckles at a recent panel alongside […]

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December 8, 2021

The Trucker Paradox and Labour Market Information

Ron Samson, senior manager of research and evaluation at Magnet, on how LMI can help us address workforce issues while understanding the future of the labour market.
November 30, 2021

Employer Flexibility More Important Amid ‘All-Out War’ for Young Talent, Global Expert Says

In a keynote address and moderated conversation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, global strategy advisor and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna explains why he believes an ‘all-out war’ for young, talented workers is ‘just getting warmed up.’
November 16, 2021
Two women shake hands across a table.

Why Job Seekers Should Think About the Future When Creating a Resume

In an interview for the Canadian Abilities Foundation’s Parlay series, Magnet Executive Director Mark Patterson explains why it’s important to ‘get out of the historical mindset’ when building a resume, or pitching yourself to a potential employer.
November 9, 2021

Spotlight On: WithYouWithMe’s Mission to Help Solve Underemployment

Founded in Australia and now growing quickly in Canada, the organization provides free training courses and boot camps to help veterans, military spouses, and Indigenous people find employment at in-demand tech jobs.
November 2, 2021
Mo Malayeri is a community builder first and that’s what informed the creation and growth of Tribe.

Putting Community First: Tribe Empowers Businesses to Connect Customers Under Their Brand

Mo Malayeri is the founder of multiple startups, but considers himself a community builder first. When he and his cofounders launched Tribe in 2018, they wanted to create a digital space that was more than a sales tool, but a launch pad for collaboration and learning.
October 22, 2021
A woman in a wheelchair is seated at a table with colleagues during a work meeting.

How Self Declaration Can Help Your Job Search

Magnet’s exclusive tool matches diverse job seekers with opportunities and helps employers create inclusive workplaces.
October 5, 2021
Bill Heinrich, directeur de la division Mindset chez Orbis

Are Microcredentials the Solution for Continuing Education?

Microcredentials are an increasingly popular learning tool. Bill Heinrich, Director of Mindset at Orbis, says that trust, verification, and transparency will determine their success and staying power in the next ten years.
August 27, 2021

Helping Young Job Seekers Understand Their Strengths

After completing a personality assessment using Magnet’s ALiGN tool, job seekers in the ADaPT training program say they feel empowered and inspired by what it tells them. Read our case study to find out why.
July 27, 2021
Ben, a job seeker on Employable Me

Employable Me Documentary Series Features Magnet’s ALiGN Personality Assessment Tool

Ben, a visually-impaired job seeker on season four of the award-winning Canadian show, finds out how a personality assessment can inform his job search.
July 16, 2021

Building Future Ready Communities: Breaking Silos to Support Job Seekers and Employers

Magnet and EnPoint are proud to launch a new series of webinars to explore the future of work with leaders across Canada. Our first stop was New Brunswick, where panelists discussed initiatives to build bridges between organizations, employers, and workers to support inclusive recovery and growth on the heels of COVID-19.
June 29, 2021

A Future of Work that Works for All

Highlights from a CERIC webinar, moderated by Magnet Executive Director Mark Patterson, exploring the themes of Zabeen Hirji’s keynote address at Cannexus21, “Building a Future of Work that Works for All.”
June 18, 2021
Micheal Etherington smiling

How Cultural Support Can Help Indigenous Students Navigate the Post-Secondary Experience

Indigenous relations consultant Michael Etherington says he ‘sorely needed’ the balance, comfort, and awareness he gained from utilizing on-campus cultural support while studying at Lakehead University.