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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
By making its service free for most users in the midst of COVID-19 upheaval, Riipen was able to connect more students to meaningful work integrated learning experiences, while also helping the small- and medium-sized businesses that benefit from student placements.
COVID-19 has made childcare access a front-of-mind concern for Canadians of all income levels, not just those who are less fortunate. With the issue - and its broader labour implications - so firmly in the spotlight, now is the time to find equitable solutions to an important and oft overlooked problem.
Employers already recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and a wealth of research has demonstrated the benefits of hiring job seekers from typically underrepresented groups. When it comes to hiring, technology needs to enable employers to connect with diverse, skilled talent to realize these values in the workforce.