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 of people in the street who just got fired

Nine out of ten Canadian companies are sitting ducks for tech disruption

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 1, 2015 05:15 pm

“The internet? Pffft. That thing will never take off.” Did we learn nothing from the music and newspaper industries? They were essentially shattered because of their staunch refusal to read the proverbial writing on the wall.

Category: Industry News & Insights, 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
Employees in a sunny office

What employees want: it’s not what you think

Kevin Makra| April 15, 2015 06:11 pm

Think you know what people want in a manager and a workplace? You might be surprised.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business
Businessman with his face in his hands

The worst manager ever?

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 10, 2015 08:16 pm

If you think sexually harassing employees is stupid (it’s also evil, but we’re focusing on stupid here) wait until you read the level to which this manager took it.

Category: Management
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
Man in a dunce cap

How to drive candidates away by making them feel stupid

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 3, 2015 06:14 pm

The candidate and employee experience is instrumental to your success. A bad one will ruin your reputation while a good one will enhance it, meaning you’ll attract the best and brightest.

Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business
Meditating business men

Sitting down and shutting up nearly doubles your chance of making the smart business decision

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 25, 2015 08:17 pm

The one thing has been proven in studies to improve decision making and increase productivity.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Man with empty pockets

Canadian employers lower projected salary increases for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 17, 2015 08:17 pm

The Conference Board of Canada has just released a Mid-Year Pulse Check of its annual compensation planning outlook survey, and it turns out companies are scaling back their initial plans.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Horrible Bosses movie poster with Kevin Spacey and Jason Bateman

Study shows promotion to power position likely to turn you into a monster

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 16, 2015 04:53 pm

If you’ve recently gotten a promotion and found yourself in a management position, be careful, you’re likely to turn into a beast. The results of a new study suggest that not only does power corrupt, it wreaks havoc on your table manners.

Category: Management