All posts by Emily Banks

Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes both sense and cents

BILL HOWATT AND LOUISE BRADLEY SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2, 2018   Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from Oct. 1-7. Every week in Canada, half a million people call in sick because of a mental health problem or illness. Even more concerning, unemployment rates for people living with a mental illness can be ...

The Make-Or-Break Moment In Any Job Interview: Asking the Right Question

By DAVE COPELAND   You did your research, got a good night’s sleep and answered every question in the interview thoughtfully and articulately. The time you have with the hiring manager is winding down and there is just one more question. “Is there anything you’d like to ask us?” Hiring experts say this may be ...

Not Your Parents’ Career Development

ISA WATSON In today’s world, professional success doesn’t mean what it used to. For my parents, a career meant one thing: progressing through the ranks at a single company, climbing a corporate ladder where growth could be measured through regular raises and promotions. But today, progress in a career is rarely linear. The average millennial changes ...

NEW Hospitality Career Catalyst Program in Trenton

The Career Catalyst program will prepare you for employment and set you on a career building path in the growing and exciting hospitality and tourism industry. Gain the essential skills and obtain certifications to not only enter the field, but to grow your career! To apply, you should be: • Currently unemployed or underemployed • ...

Hunting for a job? Be careful what you post

By CAROL WOLF   Think before you post, job-seekers: Your potential employer is likely watching your social media feeds.    Seventy percent of employers said they look what job candidates post on their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and other accounts, according to a survey by CareerBuilders. Fifty-seven percent of companies said they have ruled out hiring ...

Ontario First Province to Pass Pay Transparency Legislation

Changes will Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment and Build Fairer, Better Workplaces Ministry of Labour Ontario passed legislation today to increase transparency in hiring processes and give women more information when negotiating compensation that is equal to their male peers, making Ontario the first province in Canada to do so. Starting on January 1, 2019, Ontario ...

CLOSED FOR CANADA DAY

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend!! We will be CLOSED Monday, July 2nd and will be REOPENING Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:30AM for our regular hours. We are sorry for any inconveniences. FIND OUT what is happening across the Quinte region this Canada Day. If you would like a Canada Day ...