Discover Ability Network supports job-seekers, employers to achieve inclusive employment

After years supporting employers, and connecting them with job seekers, the Discover Ability Network is about to host its first conference, the Diversity in Business ROI Conference.

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May 20, 2022
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Latest Building Future Ready Communities event explores multigenerational workforces

The Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour is a series of virtual events across all regions of Canada. Each one focuses on an issue related to the future of work.
May 4, 2022
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Will Ontario’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law help employees find work-life balance?

What will the right to disconnect from work mean for employers and employees in Ontario? Some businesses are already doing more to help staff find balance.
April 12, 2022
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Companies look to a four-day work week as employees demand more work-life balance

More companies are trying out the four-day work week to recruit and retain talent. Whether it’s just for the summer, or over the long term, some experts say a shortened work week can give workers more work-life balance and be just as productive for employers.
March 30, 2022
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Why More Job Seekers Are Looking for Work to ‘Feed the Soul’

Canadian employers are attracting top talent by showing they can ‘feed the soul’ and pockets of job seekers
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.
February 28, 2022
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New BACEL Training Program Offers ‘Roadmap’ to Business Success for Black Entrepreneurs

Through free training in skills development and networking, as well as mentorship opportunities, BACEL helps aspiring Black entrepreneurs overcome long-standing barriers.
February 23, 2022
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Inclusivity Can Help Grow Your Business Amid Labour Shortages

A recent panel discussion at the Canada 360° Economic Summit looked at how employers can use untapped talent to help their businesses grow and foster inclusivity for all Canadians.
February 18, 2022

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Mohamad Fakih Says Success Follows From Purpose

Fakih’s motto of “people, purpose and planet” means investing in the surrounding community and making staff active partners in his company’s operations.
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 4, 2022
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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
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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
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.’
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.
September 20, 2021
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Betting on Potential: How Employers and Workers Can Navigate a Hanging Labour Market

The future of work is full of unknowns, but Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte Canada, and former Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC, has ideas for how we can all navigate the constantly changing labour landscape.
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.