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How to fix a management team that sucks

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 23, 2015 10:43 am

In the last two articles I talked about the signs you management sucks, and why your management sucks, and now we’re going to talk about what to do if your management sucks.


Category: Management

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The economic cost of the World Cup

Intoxication, absenteeism, and hooliganism: Employers weigh-in on The World Cup

Kevin Makra| June 16, 2014 1:27 pm


When half of a nation’s workforce takes the day off, and one company receives 500 doctor’s notes on a single day, employers start to get suspicious that the World Cup is taking its toll on productivity. Here’s what happens during the soccer tournament.



Category: Management
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8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 13, 2014 7:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business
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The highest-paying jobs on the planet

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 12, 2014 4:15 pm


If you want to earn the big bucks, you better go into one of these professions. This infographic looks at the best-paying jobs in the world, and salaries by country, so we can see how Canada measures up.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Salaries
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Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2014 7:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business
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Are your contract workers employees in the eyes of the CRA?

Julie Labrie| June 10, 2014 8:31 pm


If the Canada Revenue Agency sees your contractors as employees, and you haven’t made payroll deductions, the monetary implications could be daunting.



Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman in a short skirt flirting with men in an office hallway

40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2014 7:20 pm


A new survey shows women wear red lipstick and low-cut blouses to work for the purpose of flirting with their male bosses to get ahead.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
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11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2014 6:45 pm


Half of Canadian workers think they could do the boss’s job as well or better. Here are some of the worst boss horror stories they shared with us.



Category: Management
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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