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How to find the communications skills you need in candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein | September 2, 2015 4:31 pm

In Canadian online job ads, “Communications” is the single most requested skillset by employers. But that is a broad term. But what does it mean, and how can you communicate your needs to candidates?


Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources

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The three words you want applicants to say during the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 26, 2015 7:28 pm


Plenty of career advice recommends that one never say this phrase in a job interview. But others say it’s exactly what you should be listening for.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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How to write job ads that attract top candidates

Kevin Makra| January 22, 2015 9:13 pm


Hiring a new employee? Taking the time to write a well-crafted job posting and carefully choosing how and when to post it, can make all the difference. Here are six sure fire ways to perfect the job ad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business
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How to create the perfect social media post every time (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 16, 2015 9:13 pm


Whether you’re a business, a job seeker, a marketer, or just someone with time to spend online, you want to make optimal use of whatever social media you’re marketing/wasting time on.



Category: Industry News & Insights
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Study shows promotion to power position likely to turn you into a monster

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 16, 2015 4:53 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
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16 ways to get more followers on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 12, 2015 9:10 pm


Social media, like all media, is an essential part of any business plan. A lot of businesses get it wrong, however. Here’s how to do it right, and get more likes and followers.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Small Business
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Five qualities of great leaders

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 9, 2015 8:22 pm


Not everyone is a born leader. Fortunately, the traits that make a great manager can be developed and nurtured. Here are five qualities of great leaders.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
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Canada’s best places to work for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 11, 2014 3:13 pm


Google is North America’s best place to work, according to this year’s annual ranking by Glassdoor. The site ranks the greatest workplaces based on employee reviews. 50 of this year’s winners have offices in Canada. Does your office make the list?



Category: Industry News & Insights
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Three things hiring managers do that drive candidates crazy

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 9, 2014 9:09 pm


Job hunting is stressful enough for candidates without hiring managers making it worse. If you’re doing these things, cut it out. You’re not helping your brand.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges
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The 10 wealthiest Canadians (and where their money came from)

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 8, 2014 9:34 pm


Canadian Business has released its annual list of the wealthiest Canadians. Are you on it? Probably not. Let’s take a look at the top 10 and where their money came from.



Category: Industry News & Insights