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Magical website provides every job interview question you will ever need

Elizabeth Bromstein | November 20, 2015 2:24 pm

We all struggle to come up with interesting and revealing interview questions. Thankfully there’s a website for that.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources

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Honesty is overrated. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 19, 2015 4:44 pm

Ever since we were kids we’ve heard a lot about honesty being the best policy, but that is of course not always true. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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How you can help support refugees looking for work

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 11, 2015 2:29 pm

We’re creating an online space where new arrivals to Canada can find the tools and resources they need to help themselves find work.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights
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Stop trying to make me have fun

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 10, 2015 2:23 pm

An employees willingness or unwillingness to have fun shouldn’t affect their chances of advancement or your opinion of their performance.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
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Five things managers do (or don’t do) that make good employees leave

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 3, 2015 2:29 pm

If you’re not sure what it means to appreciate employees, challenge them, and treat them well, you probably shouldn’t be in management. But here we are. So, here are some ways in which management contributes to employee attrition.

Category: Management
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10 times when you should just keep your mouth shut

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 25, 2015 5:40 pm

Knowing when you to open your mouth and when to keep it shut is a valuable wisdom. We all sometimes don’t speak up when we should, and do speak when we shouldn’t. Successful people know the value of keeping quiet.

Category: Industry News & Insights
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Montreal is the worst place in Canada to grow a business (report)

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Montreal is apparently a really terrible place to grow your business. This is according to a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, which ranks the QC city as the absolute worst place in Canada – 121st out of 121 – for business.

Category: Industry News & Insights
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The secret formula for getting the best out of your employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 22, 2015 2:41 pm

A new study has found the magic formula for increasing productivity and decreasing errors.

Category: Management
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The biggest reason people turn down job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 8, 2015 3:11 pm

A new survey asked workers “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?” Can you guess what reason was No. 1?

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
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Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Maybe you should too

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 3:43 pm

Employees seem down and disengaged? Maybe you should consider a six-hour workday. It’s catching on in Sweden and for good reason: it works.

Category: Human Resources, Management