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Salary Aside, Vacation and Career Advancement Mean the Most to Canadian Workers Weighing Job Offers

Beyond the paycheque, what factors are critical for candidates when considering job offers? According to a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps, more than one-quarter (26 […] Read More

Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act (Bill 148)

LEARN MORE about changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws and how you benefit. On June 20, 2017, the Workforce Planning Board of York Region (WPBoard) hosted […] Read More

New Resource: Better Business Outcomes Through Workforce Security

The labour market has changed and many workers today are in non-standard jobs. These changes have impacted both workers and businesses resulting in a growing issue […] Read More

What to Do When an Employee Leaves

Even the best employers will eventually be in a position where an employee resigns. Here’s what to do when an employee leaves, not only in regard […] Read More

Should You Monitor Your Employees on Social Media?

Many companies choose to monitor the social media usage of their employees so that they can ensure that no confidential information is leaked. Monitoring is also […] Read More

Webinar: Healthy Minds, Healthy Workplaces

NEW WEBINAR: HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY WORKPLACES A psychologically healthy work environment supports employee engagement, worker health and well-being, recruitment and retention, productivity, effective risk management and […] Read More

Should Employees Be Able to Use Social Media at Work?

Is it really a good idea to let your employees use social media at work? Does it improve or deteriorate their performance? And does it benefit […] Read More

Recruiting 101: Where ELSE can you find talent?

The process of hiring the right person for a particular job opening rarely moves forward in a straight line. As a small business owner, you may […] Read More

Building Up Ontario’s Workforce in the Age of Disruption

Building Up Ontario’s Workforce in the Age of Disruption We operate in the age of disruption. The concept of ‘Disrupted Innovation’ is focused on challenging established […] Read More

How to Identify Work Ethic in Job Candidates

How to Identify Work Ethic in Job Candidates As an employer, what is the most important quality in a job candidate can bring to the table? […] Read More

Recruiting Strategy: Hire Internationally Trained, Skilled Newcomers

Improving Your Recruiting Strategy: Hire Internationally Trained, Skilled Newcomers Recruiters of today are very actively hiring skilled immigrants not just in Canada, but around the world. […] Read More

Recruitment Tips for Hiring the Best Talent

Talent seeking and hiring the right person for the right job has always been a tricky, tough job. It’s only gotten tougher still with the rising […] Read More

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EMPLOYER
CONNECT
is a tool that connects
EMPLOYERS
TO STUDENTS
that are participating in
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HIRE AN APPRENTICE

Are you looking for a skilled tradesperson? Will an apprentice be right for your business? Read More

HIRING WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

Download this employer guide written for small-medium sized businesses on how to hire & integrate candidates with disabilities. Read More

CHANGING WORKPLACES…ARE YOU READY?

Join us at the Employer Leadership Council's Annual Employer Event, June 20, 2017 Read More

HIRING NEWCOMERS

Information, tips and resources to support employers when hiring newcomers. Read More

REPORT ON ONLINE JOB POSTINGS

Are online postings representative of the realities in YR? Read More

Starting Your Own Business

A guide for women in York Region Read More

THE EMPLOYER LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF YORK REGION

Our mission is to help employers hire and retain the employees they need today, and in the future. Read More

Employ For Less

Wage & Training Subsidies for Employers in York Region Read More

Local Labour Market Update

The latest overview of workforce trends in York Region. Read More

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NEW WEBINAR: Healthy Minds, Healthy Workplaces

Join us for an informative Webinar on Mental Health in the Workplace delivered by Ann Vickery, Mental Health Educator with the Canadian Mental Health Association – […] Read More

The Basics of Writing a Fantastic Job Description

It is such an accomplishment when a candidate proves you right about their potential and capacity to succeed following a hire. A successful hire really is […] Read More

Essential Interview Questions for a Successful Hire

Your candidate has been researched and vetted. When they come in for the interview, what are the best questions to ask in order to get the […] Read More

HR Practices to Guarantee Your New Hires Stick Around

Recruiting a great candidate is one thing, getting them to stay past the first three months is another. How can human resources ensure that their carefully […] Read More

Employee On-boarding: How to Ensure Employee Success Right from the Start

Onboarding is the process of employee orientation. Great employee onboarding is something more. To make sure your employees get the right start,  consider some tried and true […] Read More

Recruiting 101: Finding Candidates on Social Media

Even though traditional recruiters and HR executives that lord the industry still staunchly believe in the conventional recruitment methods, social media is one of the most […] Read More

Should You Hire a Job Seeker After a Bad Interview?

According to your professional opinion, based on your considerable experience as a recruiter, the interviewee crashed and burned during the meeting. Should you still consider hiring […] Read More

What NOT to do As a First Time HR Manager

Ready to kick-start your career as an HR manager? As exciting as it may be, it can also be overwhelming, nerve-wracking and stressful making the first-time […] Read More

Improving Your Recruiting Strategy: Hire Internationally Trained, Skilled Newcomers

Recruiters of today are very actively hiring skilled immigrants not just in Canada, but around the world. Touted as a very sound recruiting decision, numerous large […] Read More

Improving Your Recruiting Strategy: The Power of First Impressions

First impressions have always had a considerable impact on the overall hiring process. According to research, most recruiters make up their minds as to whether or […] Read More

How to Identify Work Ethic in Job Candidates

As an employer, what is the most important quality in a job candidate can bring to the table? Is it education, job experience or work history? […] Read More

How to Match a Candidate’s Skills to the Job

Are you having trouble finding the perfect hire? It may feel like there’s just not enough ‘good’ candidates out there. But consistently identifying job seekers with […] Read More

How Millennials can be an Integral Part of your Workforce

Millennials. Lazy, entitled, self-obsessed…. They’re the worst. But are they really? Here’s some light shed on why we think of Millennials in such unflattering terms, and […] Read More

LIVE EVENT: Speed Mentoring with IEPs

Did you know that 52% of the working age population (25-64 years of age) of new permanent residents have a university degree – 36% hold a […] Read More

Hiring Trends: The Gig Economy

What is the gig economy and is it a good thing or a bad thing? What will its short and long-term impact on employers be?  Read More

Workforce Trends: What's Coming in 2017?

The new year brings many new opportunities with it, and along with these new opportunities are going to be plenty of innovations within the workplace. Expect […] Read More

Building Up Ontario's Workforce in the Age of Disruption

We operate in the age of disruption. The concept of ‘Disrupted Innovation’ is focused on challenging established ways of doing business. It fuels change and drives […] Read More

LIVE EVENT: Take Your Workforce to the Next Level (Jan 26)

EMPLOYERS & HR PROS of YORK REGION & GTA! On Thursday, January 26, join us for an informative presentation how to drive performance by creating a […] Read More

Find a Coop, Internship or Field Placement Student for Your Business

Employer Connect is an online tool created by the Workforce Planning Board of York Region and Bradford, West Gwillimbury to assist employers in identifying co-op, internship and […] Read More

What's Happening in York Region? A Local Labour Market Update

The Workforce Planning Board has published their annual Labour Market Report for 2016. The Workforce Planning Board of York Region and Bradford, West Guillimbury, a community-based, non […] Read More

Job Seekers and Available Jobs – Are They Aligned?

When job seekers go online to find open positions through job boards, are they seeing an accurate representation of the actual jobs out there? The Workforce […] Read More

Recruiting Strategies: Workplace Incentives To Get You Noticed

Do you need to step up your game, add some flair to your recruiting strategies, and get the top hires to consider working for you? Here […] Read More

Your Company Culture + The Recruitment Process = Acquiring Top Talent

Having the goal to attract top talent is pretty obvious. However, it isn’t always as easy to do as we wish it were. The truth is, […] Read More

Attract Top Talent With Improvements To Your Recruitment Process

When was the last time you updated your recruitment process? What about your job descriptions? Today’s top talent have high expectations and in order to attract […] Read More

Improve Your Recruitment Strategy: Hiring for Soft Skills

Does your recruitment strategy including hiring for soft skills? If not, you should reconsider your tactics. Receiving a resume with all the right skills on it […] Read More

Alternatives to the Traditional Recruiting Process

Do you need the perfect employee to fill an important spot in your company? If so, you have likely created a job description, posted it everywhere […] Read More

Unlock the true potential of your workforce by upgrading employee skills

68% of adult Canadians need help to develop problem-solving skills required in today’s workplace. 42% of adult Canadians fall below the reading skill level needed to […] Read More