Tara Talbot

What makes a candidate stand out from the others

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 3, 2015 3:21 pm

The successful candidate has to stand out from the pack. Workopolis VP of HR shares how she chooses one candidate out of a good selection of people?


Category: Hiring Advice

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Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 9, 2014 4:26 pm


Following our first installment, here’s another list of grammar and spelling errors to avoid in all communications, lest you lead others to believe you are less intelligent than you actually are.



Category: Management, Small Business
Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

June employment update: Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

Peter Harris| June 6, 2014 10:44 am


Workopolis has seen gains in the number of available jobs for four consecutive months and is forecasting the hiring trend to continue through the summer. Here’s where the fastest job growth is right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Uncategorised
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Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 4, 2014 2:49 pm


The Ottawa Convention Centre locked out three employees who refused to cover their tattoos. The workers are calling the move “prejudiced.”



Category: Human Resources, Management
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20 reasons your colleagues don't like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 3, 2014 6:45 pm


Research shows half of employees in big companies dislike their colleagues. Here are 20 reasons your coworkers don’t like you.



Category: Industry News & Insights
Man looking thoughtful

20 reasons your colleagues don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 3, 2014 6:45 pm


Research shows half of employees in big companies dislike their colleagues. Here are 20 reasons your coworkers don’t like you.



Category: Industry News & Insights
Ready for Handshake

It's a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| June 3, 2014 5:39 pm


Got your eye on talent working for the competition? Here’s how to lure them away without landing in hot water.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
Ready for Handshake

It’s a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| June 3, 2014 5:39 pm


Got your eye on talent working for the competition? Here’s how to lure them away without landing in hot water.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
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How to keep your staff from coming to work half naked

Kim Hughes| June 3, 2014 5:17 pm


How to enforce an office dress code in summer, when sandals, shorts and spaghetti straps are what people want to wear.



Category: Management
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13 traits of a disengaged employee

Workopolis| June 2, 2014 7:30 pm


Not sure if an employee is checked out? Consult this list of signs of a bad employee.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management