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Bad Hires: Data, Costs, and Avoidance Tactics

Jun 14, 2012

The adage goes, “if you hire clowns, you will end up with a circus.” Not just a circus but a really expensive circus.  Let me start with the generalist statistic …

Canadian Unemployment Rates in May 2012

Jun 13, 2012

StatsCan released the unemployment rates in May showing no gains in the national number, staying at 7.6%.  In the West both Alberta and Saskatchewan gained in strength as the unemployment …

Women pay inequality in Western Canada

Jun 07, 2012

We have seen incredible strides for women in the workforce.  Fifty years ago in 1962 women were mostly still homemakers and just starting to stretch their wings in terms of …

The Growing Opportunity of Public Sector

Jun 06, 2012

How competitive is public sector staffing?  Let’s start with the size of the pie – 24% is the average percentage of employees in the public sector in Canada (March 2012).  …

Alberta boasts highest average weekly earnings

May 31, 2012

CALGARY — Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in March rose  by 3.3 per cent year-over-year in Alberta, pushing the level to the highest in  the country, says Statistics …

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