Recruiting and Managing

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Infographic: 10 traits of the worst boss ever

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 7, 2014 03:58 pm


We asked Canadians to describe their worse boss ever. Here are the descriptors they gave.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
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The real reason the other person got the job and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 02:31 pm


Our survey of over 300 hiring managers reveals the one factor that moves them to hire one candidate over the other. The results might surprise you!



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 23, 2014 06:47 pm


IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruiting and Managing,
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Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 06:58 pm


There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
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Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 06:48 pm


An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
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How to write a better job posting

Christina Bruce| Jan 4, 2012 08:53 am


The starting point for any recruitment effort is a well-crafted job posting. Here are 10 easy tips to keep in mind next time you post a job.



Category: Recruiting and Managing,
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Do your employees trust you?

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 03:00 pm


A recent study between managers and their employees revealed that 54% find the most important element of a successful working relationship is trust. Do your employees trust you? These five tips can help build trust with your team.



Category: Recruiting and Managing,
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When employees crack: high profile resignations

Christina Bruce| Sep 20, 2011 04:11 pm


An employee leaves angrily it goes viral — how do you handle the situation? We take a look at some high profile resignations we’ll never forget, and outline a five point plan for damage control should the situation happen in your business.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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When Grandma didn’t really die (how to handle social media slip-ups)

Christina Bruce| Aug 10, 2011 01:55 pm


We’ve all heard of employees who call in sick or fake a funeral, only to have photos of them beer bonging the night before appear on Facebook. When employees slip up on social media, do you know where your company stands? Lawyer Kathleen Hogan talks to Workopolis about what every business should know.



Category: Recruiting and Managing,
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Hiring someone who works from home—5 tips to get it right

Christina Bruce| Jul 15, 2011 02:50 pm


Canadian employers are starting to realize the bargaining power of a flexible work environment. Recruiting the right candidate for these rolls, however, falls into the hands of HR or a hiring manager.



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