Five things that make you a bad boss

Five things you’re doing that make you a bad boss

Karen Geier| December 17, 2013 10:24 am

Just because you’ve been put in charge doesn’t mean that you’re an effective leader. Here’s a look at some of the most common things that ineffective managers get wrong. Five bad habits to break now.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Management

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
Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| November 13, 2013 07:57 pm

Reduce turn-over and cost-per-hire, while attracting the best talent and increasing retention with a strong, aligned employer and talent brand. But first, make sure you know the difference between the two, and what purpose each of them servce.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business, Workopolis B2B
Flu season 2013

Flu season 2013: Signs, symptoms and toxic hotspots

Peter Harris| October 22, 2013 11:42 am

It’s that time of year again. Flu season is upon us. In order to help stave off the outbreak, here’s a look at what the symptoms are, how long we’re contagious for, and where the germiest places to avoid are.

Category: Management

6 tips for giving feedback that employees will actually listen to

Melissa Allen| October 3, 2013 07:07 pm

Giving feedback is often a manager’s least favourite part of the job. Keep reading to find out how to give corrective feedback that will help both you and your report grow professionally.

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

The 8 characteristics of a star performer (it has nothing to do with IQ)

Melissa Allen| October 1, 2013 06:18 pm

Star performers are responsible for much of an organization’s productivity and output. Believe it or not, traditional performance indicators such as IQ and college GPA actually play a relatively minor role. Here are the characteristics that do matter.

Category: EN, Human Resources, Management, Workopolis B2B

How much right to privacy do employees have for their personal activities on work computers?

Norman Grosman| July 8, 2013 02:32 pm

When the case of a teacher who was found with inappropriate photos and a history of pornographic web searches on his school-issued laptop made it to the Supreme Court, the judges weighed in on what rights employees have on their work tools. Here’s what happened.

Category: Employment Law, Management

What Google has learned about hiring

Christina Bruce| June 21, 2013 02:07 pm

Famous for being the place that everyone wants to work, Google is equally as well-known for its brainteaser interview questions and strict hiring practices. In recent years things have changed — find out how.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
fingers typing emails

Bad email habits you need to break

Christina Bruce| June 13, 2013 09:16 am

We send emails every single day at work. Yet there are still so many of us who really cannot do it well. Here are some of the worst email habits you should try and avoid.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Mean yelling man

Bosses more likely to be psychopaths, study says

Christina Bruce| May 10, 2013 10:55 am

Maybe you’ve had a bad boss. But what about one that’s downright evil? Turns out that bosses are actually more likely to be psychopaths. Same goes for lawyers, surgeons and chefs. Find out the industries that are most likely to have a psycho at the helm.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management