Human Resources

Researcher explains the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Warning signs: HR expert reveals the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| February 17, 2014 09:56 am


You have to watch carefully for certain keywords or expressions buried in job description that may sound positive at first but actually have a much darker meaning. Here are some red flags and what they really reveal.



Category: Human Resources
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The five people you should never hire

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 14, 2014 07:10 pm


Trying to fill positions at your company can be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bad candidates. Here are five people you should never hire.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
is office romance okay?

Office romance is okay (until it’s not)

Melissa Allen| February 14, 2014 03:11 pm


Is workplace workplace romance still taboo? In most cases it’s an accepted part of life when you spend a large portion of your time working closely with people you have things in common with. Read on to learn about when it’s probably not okay to date your colleague.



Category: EN, Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Workopolis B2B
giving a better performance review

5 things to do now to give better performance reviews later

Melissa Allen| January 27, 2014 07:03 pm


Crafting an employee’s performance review is often one of those exercises left to the last minute, even though they play a critical role in shaping how the next year will play out. These five, simple tips will tell you what you can do starting now, to avoid the last-minute performance review rush next year.



Category: EN, Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management, Workopolis B2B
negative performance appraisal

How to give a negative performance review

Melissa Allen| January 13, 2014 08:11 pm


Often awkward and uncomfortable, a negative performance appraisal can still have a positive outcome if done correctly. An effective performance review can actually help an employee improve their performance and advance their career if the issues are addressed properly, followed by an action plan and regular follow up. Here are some tips on how to give a “good” negative review.



Category: EN, Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management, Workopolis B2B
Legal job interview questions

“What colour is your spouse?” and other questionable recruitment moves

Colleen Clarke| December 9, 2013 10:23 am


Employers need to be careful that they don’t inadvertently violate the law by recruiting in a way that directly or indirectly discriminates against candidates. Here are some pitfalls to watch for.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Legal job interview questions

"What colour is your spouse?" and other questionable recruitment moves

Colleen Clarke| December 9, 2013 10:23 am


Employers need to be careful that they don’t inadvertently violate the law by recruiting in a way that directly or indirectly discriminates against candidates. Here are some pitfalls to watch for.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Holiday gift giving at work

HR's perspective: Handling holiday gift giving at work

Marisa Baratta| December 4, 2013 09:03 am


Holiday shopping is difficult enough without having to worry about the strain it can put on your office relationships. Jodi Martin, an HR professional in the digital media space, weighs in to help you find the perfect gift for every colleague on your list.



Category: Human Resources
Holiday gift giving at work

HR’s perspective: Handling holiday gift giving at work

Marisa Baratta| December 4, 2013 09:03 am


Holiday shopping is difficult enough without having to worry about the strain it can put on your office relationships. Jodi Martin, an HR professional in the digital media space, weighs in to help you find the perfect gift for every colleague on your list.



Category: Human Resources
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Should your organization use Stay Interviews?

Melissa Allen| December 2, 2013 06:15 pm


Stay interviews are a proactive method of increasing employee retention and job satisfaction. Does your organization need them?



Category: EN, Human Resources, Management, Workopolis B2B