Management

Guy sleeping at computer

The real cost of a bad hire, and how to avoid making one

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 7, 2014 07:00 pm


Here’s what hiring the wrong person winds up costing your organization. Avoid making this mistake.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges
Why it's time for introverts to take over

The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 3, 2014 08:00 am


While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Management
Why it's time for introverts to take over

The trouble with introverts (and why it's time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 3, 2014 08:00 am


While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Management
Woman with facial piercings

Are tattoos and piercings a human right?

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 25, 2014 03:11 pm


Alberta woman wants workplace dress codes deemed “discrimination.” How do you feel about tattoos and piercings in the workplace?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges
Liars

The six most common lies candidates tell, and how to catch them

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 23, 2014 04:48 pm


Candidates lie, sometimes because they have to, to get the job. Here are the six most common lies job seekers tell and how to spot them.



Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges
The economic cost of the World Cup

Intoxication, absenteeism, and hooliganism: Employers weigh-in on The World Cup

Kevin Makra| June 16, 2014 01:27 pm


When half of a nation’s workforce takes the day off, and one company receives 500 doctor’s notes on a single day, employers start to get suspicious that the World Cup is taking its toll on productivity. Here’s what happens during the soccer tournament.



Category: Management
Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business
Screenshot of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere from Pretty Woman

Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2014 07:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business
Young people working at a table

Are your contract workers employees in the eyes of the CRA?

Julie Labrie| June 10, 2014 08:31 pm


If the Canada Revenue Agency sees your contractors as employees, and you haven’t made payroll deductions, the monetary implications could be daunting.



Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman in a short skirt flirting with men in an office hallway

40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2014 07:20 pm


A new survey shows women wear red lipstick and low-cut blouses to work for the purpose of flirting with their male bosses to get ahead.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management