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February 11, 2022

Changing the talent narrative

This year’s Magnet Spark! Session at Cannexus22 explored the changing nature of experiential learning and its role in preparing students of all backgrounds for transitions into new opportunities.
February 8, 2022
Deux hommes mènent un entretien d’embauche avec une candidate.

Le rôle des microcertifications et du développement des compétences dans les changements de carrière

Les experts affirment que la précarité d’emploi est là pour rester. Les changements de carrière étant la norme, les microcertifications peuvent aider les chercheurs d’emploi à acquérir de nouvelles compétences et à trouver de nouvelles possibilités d’emploi.
February 4, 2022
Two men conduct a job interview with a female candidate.

How microcredentials and skills development can help facilitate career pivots

Experts say work precarity is here to stay for most. With career pivots the norm, microcredentials can help job seekers learn new skills and discover new opportunities.
January 26, 2022
A group of young workers sitting around a table collaborating on a project

Time to ‘double down’ on innovative future

Technology and innovation will be the “great social leveller” in a post-pandemic world to help improve equity in the workplace, say expert
January 13, 2022
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Un nouveau centre en ligne permet aux employeurs d’être des héros en matière de stages

La Table ronde des affaires + de l’enseignement supérieur met sur pied un nouveau centre d’apprentissage intégré au travail (AIT) pour les employeurs qui souhaitent lancer ou élargir des programmes de stages
December 17, 2021
A supervisor works on a computer with a work placement student wearing a hardhat and safety vest in a warehouse

New online hub lets employers ‘choose your own adventure’ with student placements

A new work-integrated learning (WIL) hub by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable designed for employers wanting to start or expand work placement programs.
December 16, 2021
Wes Hall, founder of Kingsdale Advisors

Wes Hall is challenging corporate Canada

Hall is one of Bay Street’s few Black executives. Now, through his platform on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, a new podcast and the BlackNorth initiative, and his first ever published novel, the entrepreneur wants to see a Canadian business world where his story isn’t so unique.
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 14, 2021
Young men and women speaking while working together on laptop computers.

Helping local businesses in medicine hat connect with wage subsidies for student hires

With the local economy suffering from the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce helped its members access wage subsidy funding for student hires by participating in Magnet’s Chamber Partnership Initiative.
October 13, 2021
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Remote work and your small business

pointA Executive Director Dorinda So on remote work strategies and smart commutes for SMEs.
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.