Tara Talbot

One red flag to watch for in candidate interviews

Workopolis | June 25, 2015 2:35 pm

Here’s one sign the person you’re interviewing is not the right person for the role, according to Workopolis VP of HR Tara Talbot


Category: Hiring Advice

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

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 4, 2015 4:02 pm


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



Category: Human Resources, Management
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Why your applicant pool sucks

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 2, 2015 4:57 pm


So, you’re trying to fill a position and you find yourself sitting at your desk, staring at an inbox full of resumes from totally unsuitable and underqualified applicants.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Jobs that pay double the national average

Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| May 22, 2015 3:57 pm


We all know that doctors, lawyers and dentists tend to be well compensated, and that the CEO makes more money than everybody else. But what if you’re not one of those guys? Here are some high-paying gigs for the rest of us.



Category: Industry News & Insights
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Attract top talent by treating candidates like customers

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 3:14 pm


Even rejected candidates should walk away from the hiring process feeling like valued customers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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Netflix the HR Leader?

Kevin Makra| May 20, 2015 5:09 pm


You might not expect the video streaming company to have positioned itself as an HR leader but that’s what they’ve done.



Category: Human Resources
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10 people to ditch before they drag you down

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 7:30 pm


Success means different things to different people, but whatever your end goal, the people with whom you choose to surround yourself will have a big impact on whether or not you achieve it. Here are 10 people you should consider cutting out of your life.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Uncategorised
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14 Canadians who were fired for social media posts

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 4:15 pm


Sometimes we need a reminder that what you post on social media can cost you dearly, and even get you fired from your job. Here are 14 Canadians who learned that the hard way.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Uncategorised
Sean Simoes

Why the FHRITP guy doesn’t deserve to be fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2015 4:52 pm


Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes was very publicly canned from his job after a viral video showed him acting like a dirtbag to a City TV News reporter. Was that justice?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights
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Is Times New Roman the “sweatpants” of resume fonts?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 8:49 pm


If a Nobel-prize-winning engineer submitted a resume in Times New Roman would you reject them for sending you the equivalent of a resume wearing sweatpants?



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges