Human Resources

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
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
Part of employee rewards infographic

20 ways to reward employees for free [Infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 24, 2015 05:51 pm

Happy employees are engaged employees and engaged employees are productive employees. Reward your employees and make them happy.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman looking pensively at a computer screen

Five red flags that make candidates skip your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 23, 2015 07:17 pm

There are myriad ways in which a company can turn off employees – a complicated hiring process, an unprofessional interviewer, a badly written job posting. Let’s focus on that last one today.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges

Mark Zuckerberg’s one rule for hiring people at Facebook

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 6, 2015 09:10 pm

If only there was some hiring secret that would give us all the insight into making the perfect hire every time, right? I’m not going to offer it. But I have got something to add to your arsenal in the meantime – insight from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights
Happy group in an office meeting

The one thing you should be hiring for but probably aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 4, 2015 09:08 pm

We think of hiring for reach when it comes to salespeople, but every network is an untapped resource. Given two equally qualified candidates, hire the one with more social influence.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges