Good Foot Supports Inclusion for Neurodiverse Employees

Good Foot Delivery hires neurodivergent individuals as couriers. Barb Willett and Michelle Hutchinson explain the organization’s approach to employee inclusion and success.

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July 18, 2022

Is the no-tipping movement sustainable for restaurants?

The sustainability of the no-tip movement is discussed by current and former no-tip restaurant owners in Canada.
June 24, 2022

The Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is removing barriers for Indigenous women artists

Learn how the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is supporting Indigenous women and removing e-commerce barriers for artists
March 15, 2022
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Students risk being ‘highly qualified but underprepared’ when graduating without a network

Students should take advantage of opportunities to build their networks before they graduate college or university, says RBC vice president Mark Beckles.
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
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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 14, 2021
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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.
April 22, 2021
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Understanding the “Halo Effect”: How to Handle This Potential Bias in the Job Interview

A psychological phenomenon job seekers can use to their advantage.
April 6, 2021
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With Unique Pandemic Response, Canada’s Riipen Helps Both Students and Businesses

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.
March 23, 2021

How to Find a Great Co-op or Internship Placement, According to the Pros

If you’re a post-secondary student who is looking for a placement right now, here are seven tips from the experts that can help make your search a success.
March 19, 2021
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Disruption Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Opportunity to Improve Access to Childcare

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.
March 10, 2021
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A Simple Guide to Registering Your Business

Registering a business in Canada might seem complex, but once you know which type of business structure is best for you, the process is relatively straightforward.
March 5, 2021

More Jobs in One Place! Magnet’s New Public Job Board Feature is Here

Magnet is proud to introduce a brand new feature that will make it easier for users to search for jobs across Canada. The Public Job Board […]
February 23, 2021
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How Recruiting Technology Is Making the Future More Equitable

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.