our most popular workplace insights of 2019

With a new year just around the corner, we decided to look back at the past year and see what workplace insights were trending throughout the year. Here are the 5 most popular articles in 2019. From immigration, to Canada’s tech industry, to women in the workplace, we touched on some important subjects that were on Canadians’ minds in 2019.

top workplace insights in 2019

1. how does immigration impact canadian jobs?

Our top article for the year was about immigration, showing just how much of a hot topic immigration has become over the past year. Immigration is a hot button issue that causes opinions to flare up. So we decided to take a closer look at how immigration actually impacts Canadians and jobs. Spoiler: immigration is mostly a good thing for Canada. Check out the article to see why.

2. why are job applicants ghosting you?

We’ve been hearing from employers that they’re tired of getting abandoned by applicants – especially when they’re well into the hiring process. We explore some of the reasons behind this phenomenon – and what employers can do to make their job application process friendlier for candidates so they’re willing to stick around.

3. meaningful ways to celebrate pride month

Over the past few years, Pride Month has become a big deal. Brands from across the country are getting involved and showing their support for the LGBTQ community. While not all brands can afford expensive parade sponsorships or decking their branding out in rainbows, there are tons of things employers can do to make their workplace LGBTQ-friendly. We discuss a few things big and small that employers can do to make a meaningful impact.

4. canada’s tech industry is growing up

Canada’s rapidly expanding tech industry has generated a lot of headlines over the past year. Toronto has surpassed The Bay Area (a.k.a Silicon Valley) as the city with the fastest growing tech scene. Though Toronto didn’t nab Amazon’s much-discussed HQ2 (that might be a good thing, depending on who you ask) it’s certainly drawn the interest of other tech giants including Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, and Google, to name a few. Montreal and Calgary also have rapidly expanding IT sectors. Canada’s tech sector shows no signs of slowing in 2020, either.

5. a brief history of women in the workplace

Since #MeToo crashed onto the scene following a series of scandals in Hollywood in 2017, treatment of women, especially in the workplace, has been a trending subject. That’s mostly a good thing. Drawing attention to the unique struggles women face is an important part of breaking down those barriers. In this article we discuss the history of women in the workplace. Though it’s important to focus on making progress, we also want to make sure we don’t forget our history. 

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