Human Resources

Man pushing a pull door

Why your applicant pool sucks

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 2, 2015 04:57 pm


So, you’re trying to fill a position and you find yourself sitting at your desk, staring at an inbox full of resumes from totally unsuitable and underqualified applicants.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Man buying jeans jeans and a smiling sales woman

Attract top talent by treating candidates like customers

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 03:14 pm


Even rejected candidates should walk away from the hiring process feeling like valued customers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Netlfix_HR

Netflix the HR Leader?

Kevin Makra| May 20, 2015 05:09 pm


You might not expect the video streaming company to have positioned itself as an HR leader but that’s what they’ve done.



Category: Human Resources
Sean Simoes

Why the FHRITP guy doesn’t deserve to be fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2015 04:52 pm


Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes was very publicly canned from his job after a viral video showed him acting like a dirtbag to a City TV News reporter. Was that justice?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice
Man wearing sweatpants

Is Times New Roman the “sweatpants” of resume fonts?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 08:49 pm


If a Nobel-prize-winning engineer submitted a resume in Times New Roman would you reject them for sending you the equivalent of a resume wearing sweatpants?



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Excerpt from infographic, image of smarmy guy

Cutbacks? 12 reasons to fire this guy [infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 07:06 pm


It’s not easy to let people go. Use this handy-dandy infographic listing 12 behaviours that indicate an employee might already be checked out and is not an asset to your team.



Category: Human Resources, Management
Group being led up a mountain

Only one in ten people have the talent to lead [report]

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 21, 2015 05:17 pm


New report finds that 82% of managerial hires are the wrong hires and these bad hires are costing businesses billions of dollars.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Uncategorised
Britt McHenry

Should ESPN reporter lose her job over losing it on camera?

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 20, 2015 08:27 pm


How much should your behaviour outside of work impact your work life? That’s a question we’re constantly grappling with here at Workopolis.
So, the case of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is particularly interesting to us.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice
Smiling professional young woman

How to fix your job postings to attract higher quality candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 9, 2015 06:06 pm


The results of a new study suggest that focusing on what you can offer the candidate, rather than what is required of them will significantly increase both the number and quality of applicants.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
faceless crowd in the street

Who’s Big Data and how can he help with your recruiting?

Simon Cohen| March 24, 2015 06:42 pm


Hiring the right people matters more than almost anything else when it comes to the long-term success of a company, which is why today’s recruiters aren’t leaving it to chance.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges, Uncategorised