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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

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The top 10 hottest jobs for increased starting salaries in 2015

Hiring trends: Ten hot jobs for increased starting salaries in 2015

Peter Harris| February 19, 2015 6:51 pm

Demand for talented workers in many sectors is expected to increase throughout the year. These are the fields that can expect to see the fastest growing pay cheques.

Category: Industry News & Insights
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High-paying jobs that are in demand in Canada right now (with and without a university degree)

Peter Harris| February 19, 2015 6:33 pm

Here’s a look at some lucrative career paths that are in demand right now but that are often left out of conversations about top paying sectors.

Category: Industry News & Insights
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How to ruin your brand reputation without doing a thing

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 19, 2015 6:09 pm

This one simple fix can change your candidate experience and enhance your brand reputation. So why do so few do it?

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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Canadian employers lower projected salary increases for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 17, 2015 8:17 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
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Not sure what you’re looking for? Let candidates create their own job postings

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 11, 2015 9:14 pm

We’re always picking on you for inflating your required skills and qualifications in job postings. Here’s another option to the job posting.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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See how your age, race, gender, & education impact your earnings in every Canadian province

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 10, 2015 6:51 pm

Ever wonder how your income measures up against others of your exact demographic? We made a calculator so you can see exactly that for every province in Canada.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Salaries, Uncategorised
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How a single typo ruined a 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 9, 2015 6:43 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.

Category: Industry News & Insights
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Hiring for fit is dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 5, 2015 9:18 pm

Company culture is a big part of any workplace experience. This is why there are so many advice articles out there about why you should hire for “fit.” But is this really the best idea?

Category: Hiring Advice
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Canadian job seeker survey: what candidates are looking for in an employer

Peter Harris| January 30, 2015 7:56 pm

Many companies are beginning to re-examine their talent acquisition strategies as the competition for skilled workers heats back up.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges