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Job search tips to help you find your next role 

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Spring is almost here! For some that might mean trying something new, for others it could mean a new career, job, or company.   

We are currently experiencing a candidates' market, where there are more available positions then there are candidates. This could provide job seekers with the opportunity to be considered for a role that's a stretch or a step up. In these instances, it's important to make a great impression and make yourself stand out in a crowd. If you’re looking for some tips on how to do that, continue reading for some tactics that can help you on your search. 

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Staff picks from 2022

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Learning is an ongoing process for professionals. With how quickly things can change in the workplace, it's important that professionals lean into becoming lifelong learners to make sure they keep current and on top of trends.

But where should you turn to ensure you're keeping up-to-date? We're sharing our team's favourites from 2022, including podcasts, books, and blogs, that can help keep you in the know. These picks were all included in our quarterly newsletter called the HR Rundown, which provides human resources professionals and managers with quarterly updates on legislative changes, information on latest trends, and more.

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Workplace Changes After COVID-19

Some hope to return to a pre-pandemic “normal” in the workplace, meanwhile continuing to embrace the changes and accommodations made during the pandemic can help retain employees and navigate current difficult situations.   

We’ve seen many changes in the workplace over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the very least, how employers have navigated it by accommodating their employees and tasks shows both tenacity and resilience. With many now returning to in-office work, let’s talk about what workplace changes have stuck, how to navigate them, and when Human Resources supports can assist in transitioning teams into the new normal.

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How compensation frameworks help employers navigate wage demands

COVID-19 has removed many people from the workforce. Whether they are retiring or joining the gig economy, the results are the same: less people are applying for available positions and candidates are asking for higher compensation packages.

Driven by news reports and the high Consumer Price Index, existing employees are also asking for more in compensation. 

These scenarios are putting employers in a tough spot. Balancing the wish to hire and retain fantastic people who can move the organization forward with wanting to keep a lid on payroll costs can lead to tough decisions with lasting consequences.

 

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WORKING With Vaccinations

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Legacy Bowes has been receiving many questions about mandatory vaccinations in the workplace. The topic is especially pertinent for Indigenous communities who have passed Band Council Resolutions or Bylaws to require all people who enter the community to be vaccinated. This raises issues about Human Rights, personal health information, health and safety, and job requirements. Legacy Bowes has spoken with Shawn Scarcello from Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors, in order to clarify both employee and employer rights. We have set it up to answer the frequently asked questions from Indigenous clients.

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