Canadian HR Reporter

November 17, 2014

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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CanaDian hr reporter november 17, 2014 4 HR bY THe NuMbeRs top 5 reasons for rejecting candidates: why you weren't hired e number one reason you didn't get that job? two-thirds of career consultants say they reject candidates for failing to diff erentiate themselves from others, according to a survey of 80 consultants throughout North America. 498,100 Canadians receiving regular EI benefits in August, according to Statistics Canada. 18,800 Decrease in the number of EI beneficiaries in the 12-month period prior to August. 2.8% Decrease in the number of national EI claims from July to August. 1.7% Increase in EI beneficiaries among women aged 15 to 24. 1.2% Increase in EI beneficiaries among men aged 25 to 54. 150,400 Number of EI beneficiaries in Ontario in August. 12,700 Number of EI beneficiaries in Manitoba in August. 3.6% Percentage decrease in the number of EI recipients over the past 12 months. Compiled by Todd Humber - Source: Statistics Canada show me the money The average wage in Canada is $48,000, according to Statistics Canada, while the highest-paid workers — specialist physicians — pull in about $375,000. The lowest wage is harder to pin down since many people work part time, but for full-timers, $20,000 falls on the lower end of the scale. Source: the Conference Board of Canada/participaCtion they earn what? $36,000 Annual earnings for a class IS-02 A employee with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). at annual wage will rise in fi ve steps to a total of $43,850. Plus, there's a shift premium of $2 per hour for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and any hours worked Saturday or Sunday. Source: Canadian Labour reporter/ Keep the doctor away… It wouldn't take that much to start cutting down on health-care costs, according to a report. If just 10 per cent of inactive or sedentary Canadians upped their activity levels, we could save $2.6 billion in health-care costs by 2040. Other benefits could include: Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock $7.5 billion 222,000 120,000 170,000 31,000 6,000 added into the Canadian economy by 2040 fewer hypertension cases fewer diabetes cases fewer heart disease cases fewer cancer cases lives saved by 2020. 1. They do not sufficiently differentiate themselves from others (67%). 2. They fail to successfully transfer past experience to the current job opportunity (64%). 3. They do not show enough interest and excitement (56%). 4. They focus too much on what they want and too little on what the interviewer is saying (54%). 5. They feel they can "wing" the interview without preparation (53%). Source: oi Global partners-Feldman Daxon partners Credit: NotarYES/Shutterstock Rise and shine When it comes to getting work done, the earlier the better — at least for creative types. sixty-three per cent of advertising and marketing executives say they feel most productive in the morning, according to a survey of 400 Canadians. The time of day also impacts creativity levels, say most respondents. 72 per cent feel most creative in the morning. 14 per cent feel most creative in the afternoon or evening. 15 per cent don't specify a time of day for peak creativity. Source: the Creative Group Credit: Alex Staroseltsev/Shutterstock Credit: ostill/Shutterstock most popular job titles by income bracket $100,000 - $200,000 1. Manager 2. Software developer 3. Sales people $50,000 - $100,000 1. Manager 2. Nurse 3. Teacher $26,000 - $50,000 1. Secretary 2. School teacher 3. Truck driver $12,000 - $26,000 1. Nursing aide 2. Cashier 3. Cook Credit: rangizzz Shutterstock Source: Workopolis

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