How Joblio Provides Upward Mobility

At Joblio, our core aim is to help connect foreign talent with employers that desperately need them – cultivating relationships that are mutually beneficial and allow businesses to thrive. 

Above all, we’re passionate about ensuring that the opportunities we provide to job seekers enable them to better their lives through upward mobility. 

What is upward mobility? 

“There are various definitions of upward mobility, but they all relate to ‘the experience of moving up into a more comfortable economic position in society,’” said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio.  

“For example, by making it easier for companies across Canada to hire foreign talent, we’re providing talent with more opportunities to progress in their careers. This lowers unemployment, while also giving them the chance to obtain higher-paid jobs,” he said. 

“Our aim to provide foreign talent with upward mobility aligns closely with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that ‘promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.’” 

How is Joblio providing opportunities for upward mobility? 

Refugees and new immigrants face various barriers when it comes to securing employment – and by extension, achieving upward mobility. For example, this includes: 

“Joblio’s ACE program is designed to eradicate these barriers, putting foreign talent on the cusp of success,”  said Purizhansky.  

Job Seeking Barriers. 

Refugees and new immigrants are often incredibly active job seekers once they have obtained the relevant paperwork and a work permit. However, a combination of biases and setbacks often means that they end up in positions they would otherwise be overqualified for. For example, a recent Forbes study found that “over one-third of highly educated immigrants in employment are overqualified for their jobs.” 

When they take on these roles, they are often doing so out of a desire to provide for themselves and their family. They feel as though certain doors are already closed to them. 

At Joblio, we hope to eradicate this issue by partnering with a range of company’s across all industries – including businesses such as your own. This process comes with many benefits – especially as it means that skilled workers are given the chance to shine in the industries that need them. Furthermore, this boosts job satisfaction rates, which allows businesses to grow and develop. 

Language Barriers. 

While over 200 languages are spoken in Canada, the majority of workplaces require talent that are English-speaking. While proficiency levels can vary, this requirement is often put in place to allow smooth and easy communication among team members. As a result, it is particularly important in high-pressure or dangerous environments, such as construction or building sites. 

In order to eliminate language barriers, we provide our jobseekers with language courses and classes that help them to develop their language skills quickly. Again, this opens them up to more opportunities in the workplace, as they’re able to apply for more varied positions. This can also work towards upward mobility as “those who are bilingual or multilingual can earn 5%-20% more per hour than those who aren’t.” 

Housing Barriers.

One of the biggest roadblocks and concerns that new immigrants face in Canada is finding suitable housing for themselves and their families. After all, there are many factors at play here. They want to find a space that is safe, with a strong sense of community. This helps them feel at home, even though they may be very far from the life they knew previously. Sometimes, access to nice housing or living spaces can limit their job search as they become tethered to a certain place or property – even if they’re aren’t many opportunities in that area.

At Joblio, we hope to eradicate housing struggles and make it easier for new immigrants to find a job and a house that meets their needs by providing them with three, valid housing options to consider. This housing is always within 45 minutes from their work and is priced at no more than 30% of their total net income budget. 

Once they’ve selected a property that meets their needs, one of our dedicated and friendly operations managers will talk them through the rest of the process. For example, while we do not cover or subsidize housing costs, we can make it possible for new immigrants to rent out properties without credit scores. This takes a lot of the stress out of moving to a new place, so the candidates can focus their full attention on their work without worrying about accommodation. 

Pre-existing biases. 

One of the biggest roadblocks that foreign talent face is due to pre-existing biases or misinformation. For example, employees may be hesitant to hire foreign talent as they believe the process will take too long. However, as our services are incredibly streamlined, many job seekers on our platform are able to start work quickly, often within seven days. This gives foreign talent the opportunity to excel by ensuring they get their foot through the door.

Once they join your team, you’re sure to see what an asset they are to your company. 

Get in touch today to find out more via email at employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co.

How The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Can Help You Grow Your Business

In previous blogs, we’ve touched upon the importance of the UN’s sustainable development goals when it comes to building a better, more equitable future for all. While the goals are altruistic, their implementation will also benefit businesses of all sizes moving forward. 

With that in mind, here are just some of the ways in which the SDG’s can help you to grow your business.

The SDG’s can solve the staffing crisis. 

Canada is currently facing a rather alarming staffing crisis. For example, “There were 34,315 vacant nursing jobs in Canada at the end of 2021, a 133% increase from 2019” As these figures are reflected in just about every industry, it’s clear that the problem isn’t going to go away on its own.

“By working to uphold the UN’s aim to “promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all”, business owners can find new ways to fill these vacancies, such as by hiring foreign talent or refugees,”  said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio. 

This will enable you to find new employees from your company sooner. rather than later. This will save your business money as you are no longer facing the massive cost of unfilled positions. 

Joblio hopes to help achieve this goal – in fact, it was the entire reason we launched the platform. By helping employers across all industries connect with their ideal employees, we’re not only working to reduce the impact of the staffing crisis but also ensuring that people have access to fulfilling and rewarding careers. 

This works to directly support refugees’ economic agency as they’re able to pursue work that is meaningful and aligns with their talents, instead of being turned away to positions they are already qualified for. For example, a recent survey found that 62% of immigrants aged 15 and over are employed in Canada. While this is considerably higher than in other nations, there is still room for improvement – especially as a considerable amount of able individuals are actively seeking work. 

The Sustainable Development Goals empower future innovators. 

Through improving access to education (goal four), work opportunities (goal eight) and reducing inequalities (goal ten), we’re building the working landscape of tomorrow. This means that we’re creating more diverse spaces, where new and innovative ideas can be brought to the table. As a result, when hiring a refugee you are bringing in key skills and “diversity which can enhance local economics and promote innovation and creativity”. 

“As a result, in doing so, we’re empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators who will no doubt change many industries moving forward,” said Purizhansky. 

You can read about the success of many refugee-led businesses here.

The SDG’s fight poverty.

There are many ways in which sustainable development goals work to combat poverty. In relation to refugees or displaced individuals, these goals are designed to reduce the severe economic pressures they face when settling into their new homes. 

Many studies have found that “economic poverty was endemic and a growing problem for refugees”, likely because they have limited access to employment opportunities. By providing them with access to fair wages, they can begin to progress through upwards mobility. They have more money to support themselves and their family and as a result, can begin to spend more money too. This benefits the growth of small businesses as they’ll receive enhanced custom.

When there is more money being spent as a whole, businesses are given the funding they need to thrive. As a result, working towards the UN’s sustainable development goals can prove to be not only rewarding but profitable.

To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email at employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co.

5 Reasons Why Sustainable Development Goals Are Important

In our last blog, we outlined the United Nations Sustainable development goals, alongside the steps we are taking as a company to support and uphold them.However, we also thought it was important to touch upon the reasons why these goals were outlined in the first place. 

“Understanding the motives behind these goals puts us all in a better position to support them and ensure the changes are brought to fruition. After all, it provides us with a framework for action we can take to help, both on a personal level and within the company itself,” said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio With that in mind, here are five reasons why sustainable development goals are important.

Setting Goals works.

Setting goals is one of the most effective ways to bring about change. That’s why we’re so often encouraged to set targets and goals at work. Furthermore, “in a complex world, organizations and countries can align their agendas and prioritize funding” through effective goal-setting. There are many examples of this methodology working. For example, in the year 2000, it was hoped to halve poverty by 2015, and “Poverty, as measured by living on less than $1.25 a day, has halved.”

Sustainable Goals change lives.

While the goals are designed to produce widespread change, it’s important that we remember the impact they have on individuals. For example, at Joblio, when working towards goal #8 (Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all), we’re helping foreign talent and refugees secure life-changing positions in their chosen industry. Not only does this provide them with a chance to progress in their career, but it improves their economic outlook quite considerably. As a result, they’re able to better provide for themselves and their family moving forward. 

Sustainable Goals create a more equal world.

There’s no denying that being born in a certain country provides us with privileges that other areas of the world do not have access to. For example, while we may have taken our schooling for granted, 58.4 million children currently do not have access to basic education. By supporting the UN’s sustainable goals, we’re working to remove these barriers so that everyone is on an equal, fair footing. As a result, we’re creating a better world for all. 

Sustainable Goals Will Help the Economy.

The UN’s sustainable goals will also help improve the global economy. For example, unemployment places a strain on local economies as “unemployed people tend to spend less, may accrue more debt, and unemployment may lead to higher payments from state and federal governments for things like food stamps.” As labor shortages are proving to be a persistent trend in Canada, we hope to resolve this issue through our commitment to improving access to job opportunities for foreign talent. This way, they’re able to secure better, higher-paying jobs. 

Sustainable Goals create better opportunities for all.

By committing to bringing sustainable goals to life within our communities, we’re creating better opportunities for future generations. For example, by furthering their careers, foreign talent are able to explore better employment opportunities. As a result, they’re able to share new ideas, thoughts, and perspectives with their employers that can change a workplace for the better. Their ideas could lead to company growth, or even create more jobs. As a result, we’re investing in future opportunities with every single hire made through our platform.

“At Joblio, our core aim is to make a real difference in the lives of foreign talent living in Canada (and beyond). In doing so, our motivations align themselves with these goals for sustainable development,” said Jon Purizhansky.

“Joblio is already on the path to achieving these goals – without relying on charitable donations to make such events possible.”

To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email to employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co

Joblio and Social Impact

At Joblio, our core aim is to make a real difference in the lives of foreign talent living in Canada (and beyond). In doing so, our motivations align themselves with the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development. 

What are the UN’s sustainable development goals? 

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals pulled together by the UN in early 2015, designed to serve as a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future.” The goals are: 

Hopefully, these goals will be fully realized by 2030, creating a fairer and more equitable world for all. 

How is Joblio working towards a social impact? 

“At Joblio, we focus on helping those living in migrant communities find work that is rewarding and well-compensated,” said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio. In doing so, we hope to help meet some of the goals outlined above via upwards mobility. For example, our work assists with: 

No Poverty. The barriers faced by migrant workers upon their arrival in the new country often mean they find it hard to obtain work that supports them (and their families). In fact, a recent study has found that “many new immigrants enter into a cycle of poverty due to unemployment, isolation, and unaccredited education”. The Joblio platform works to eradicate this issue by connecting skilled workers with employers who value their time, skills, and efforts. As a result, they are able to obtain high-paying jobs. 

Gender Equality. According to a recent study, “migrant women find it harder to get work despite qualifications.” At Joblio, we hope to make it easier for women of all ages to obtain fulfilling work that aligns with their skills, passion, and talents, while also providing them with fair pay. 

Decent Work and Economic Growth. This goal aligns entirely with Joblio’s motivation, as it’s our desire to widen job prospects for migrant workers, while also helping to solve the Canadian employment crisis. By working with employers across a wide range of industries, we’re helping migrant workers to get their foot in the door and begin long, prosperous careers. The roles we advertise on our site or app offer excellent opportunities for job and career progression. 

Sustainable Cities & Communities. Communities play a significant role in ensuring migrant workers feel at home in their new country. This, in turn, impacts their approach to work. Our ACE program focuses on building a strong, supportive community base for employees, where they are able to connect with others in similar situations to them and form lasting relationships. 

Peace and Justice. Joblio works to provide equal opportunities for job seekers, so they are able to find a career that they truly enjoy, while also being in a position to achieve upward mobility. That is, they are able to enhance their quality of life by earning more money, achieving better job stability, and more. One way in which we achieve this goal is by offering learning opportunities that enhance their skill set, especially when it comes to closing language barriers. 

Final Thoughts. 

“While many companies are working to ensure their aims create social Impact, Joblio is already on the path to achieving these goals – without relying on charitable donations to make such events possible, “ said Purizhansky.

To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email at employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co

3 Benefits Of Hiring Foreign Talent

In August, Canadian employers were actively recruiting for more than one million unfilled positions

This, of course, is indicative of Canada’s ongoing labor shortage. There simply aren’t enough active candidates vying for positions, leaving vital roles unfilled in just about every industry. However, as empty seats within offices cost money and time – it’s crucial that you’re able to fill these positions sooner rather than later. 

However, one way in which you can remedy this is by hiring foreign talent. After all, Canada welcomes thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and newcomers each year, taking into consideration the fact that “no accounting of our progress over the last century and a half is complete without including the contributions of newcomers.” 

With that in mind, here are just three benefits of hiring foreign talent! 

Open positions get filled quickly. 

One of the biggest reasons why companies may be hesitant to hire foreign talent is because they believe that the process can be time-consuming. However, in doing so, they are failing to realize that there’s already a thriving international community within Canada – meaning you don’t have to wait for employees to enter the country and obtain the right visa. You simply need to give them a chance to show you what they can do. 

For example, at Joblio, we’re already embedded within these communities thanks to our ACE program. This means that we can connect you with a wealth of talent in your local area, who are ready to do whatever it takes to help your company succeed. Not only can we help kickstart these professional relationships, but we can connect you with employees who are ready to take on work ASAP. 

You can curate a more diverse workforce. 

Diversity is important in the workforce – and we should all be working to ensure our work environments are reflective of our wider communities. Not only is this simply the right thing to do – but diversity is good for the growth of your business. It brings in new perspectives and helps you to combat challenges in creative ways. It allows you to move forward from outdated practices with new and innovative ideas in mind. 

For example, a recent study found that Diverse companies enjoy 2.5 times higher cash flow per employee. Furthemore, the more diverse your workforce is – the easier it will be to fill vacant positions. This is because potential hires will see themselves reflected in your company, proving it will be a welcoming environment for them to step into. 

New ideas are brought to the table. 

“When hiring newcomers, you’re also opening the door to innovation. This is because they’ll bring new perspectives to the table, which can work for the betterment of your company, “  said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio.

“For example, they could help you to find new ways to improve your relationship with your customers, especially if they are multilingual. After all, some 200 languages are spoken across Canada – and having multilingual employees on your team means you’re able to communicate with a wider audience. This could enable you to expand your customer base and increase sales,” said Purizhansky.  

Final thoughts

In short, there are many reasons why you should consider hiring foreign talent – especially if you’re looking for ways to grow your company in 2022 and beyond. To get started and begin reaching out to talented recruits, get in touch today via email at employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co

Joblio Makes Utilizing Foreign Talent Easy: Here’s How

A recent report from Business Insider has reported that “while a global population drop is good news for the planet, it will be a huge challenge for our economic and social systems”.  This is because the shrinking population will also lead to a comparable shrinking of the workforce, with fewer and fewer people available to fill vital roles across all industries. 

In many cases, we are already experiencing the chaos caused by labor shortages. For example, in Canada alone, it was reported that a record high of nearly one million jobs were unfilled in the second quarter of 2022. 

Thankfully, one way in which you can fill spaces within your company is by hiring foreign talent. After all, Canada welcomes record numbers of foreign talent and refugees into the country year in year out, meaning there are plenty of people actively looking for work, but going unnoticed. 

There are many reasons why hiring managers may be hesitant to utilize foreign talent. Firstly, they may be keen to fill positions sooner rather than later, meaning they don’t want to wait for a potential employee to relocate or secure the relevant paperwork and documentation. For example, the average employee will have to be able to find housing, obtain a visa, complete medical paperwork etc. However, as mentioned above, Canada already has a thriving refugee population – meaning job seekers are already based in the country and actively looking for work. This means that your next hire could be just a few short days away from joining your team. 

Other reservations may be associated with cultural barriers. For example, as a recruiter, you are responsible for finding employees who blend seamlessly into your team to ensure all work is carried out to a high standard. When presented with persistent language or cultural barriers, this could prove worrisome. For example, in high-stress or potentially hazardous environments, it’s crucial that employees can understand instructions and adhere to protocols as a matter of safety. 

However, this is where Joblio steps in. 

“We realized that the easiest way to fill the gap between foreign talent and hiring managers was to find a way to help new recruits assimilate into their new country, before they land their dream job,” said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio. “To do this, we created the ACE program.” 

The ACE program is designed to help foreign talent feel at home in their new environment. Firstly, one of our global ambassadors will work closely with individuals to ensure they secure visas and other forms of the necessary documentation. This makes navigating a complex legal landscape as easy as possible.  We then support them when it comes to finding suitable housing – which is not only a nice place to live – but also gives them excellent transport links to make commuting easy and straightforward. 

The rest of the program is centered on providing foreign talent with cultural enrichment and language support, while their key human needs are met. For example, those looking to improve their communication skills can participate in language classes, which means they can then adapt easily to any working environment. Closing the language gap not only sets them up for professional success but also enables them to make meaningful, lasting relationships with their coworkers. This improves employee retention rates, while also ensuring you’re building a multicultural, diverse workforce. 

We also try to find ways to help foreign talent understand Canadian culture, through sharing new foods and participating in enrichment activities. This has many benefits – when a person feels at home in their new country, they’re more likely to make long-term plans to remain there. This means that any employees joining your team are there for the long haul. 

“To put it simply, our ACE program helps you to fill jobs by hiring foreign talent – without any stress, as we do all of the hard work on your behalf.  We focus on connecting talented employees with hiring managers – creating long-lasting working relationships that help your company thrive,” Purizhansky added.

Email employer@joblio.co or visit https://joblio.co for more information.

Today is The International father’s day Day. We would like to celebrate the occasion with you by sharing some important statistics on migrant workers.

According to The World Bank analysts, the amount of family remittances is expected to increase by 4.2% in 2022, reaching $630 billion.

In 2021, the amount of money that  migrant workers sent to low- and middle-income countries amounted to $589 billion, 7.3% more than the previous year.

Labour migrants from India ($89 billion), Mexico ($54 billion), China ($53 billion), the Philippines ($37 billion) and Egypt ($32 billion) transferred most of the funds in 2021, while immigrants from Ukraine sent home $18 billion.

Almost 60% of labour migrants are men aged 24 to 50. Most of them have families, wives and children, who are staying behind in their home countries while the fathers set out to work abroad.

The figures above show how hardworking these men are, and how much helping their families matters to them. And they’re making it work! What they do is truly heroic.

𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲, 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗗ay!