Man pressing the down button on an elevator

Why new employees fail

Colleen Clarke| July 6, 2015 04:26 pm

The majority of job failures during probation are the fault of the company and the manager, not the employee. Here are eight things employers do wrong.

Category: Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
Executives celebrating after work

Exec fires staff, celebrates, taunts former employees online

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| June 19, 2015 10:27 am

Dear executives, don’t be these guys: the J. Crew executives delivered layoff notices to their staff and then went out to celebrate their own survival in a tasteless use of social media.

Category: Management
Cat on a keyboard

Watching cat videos at work might not be bad for productivity

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 17, 2015 04:34 pm

The next time you catch an employee watching videos of Grumpy Cat or Lil Bub when they’re supposed to be working, don’t worry about it. Maybe you should even go watch a cat video yourself.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Productive team at work

Five science-backed tips for a more productive workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 8, 2015 04:38 pm

Try the research-tested ideas to motivate your team and get everyone working at full capacity.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Man alone in a chair

It’s time to put the kibosh on the performance review

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 4, 2015 04:02 pm

Everyone hates performance reviews. Well, nearly everyone, and those who love them can’t be trusted.

Category: Human Resources, Management
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