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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Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Peter Harris| February 7, 2014 4:19 pm


The Canadian economy recovered from December’s surprising job losses with increased employment in January. Here’s a look at the industries seeing the most significant growth right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights
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Ten reasons why nobody will work for you

Melissa Allen| February 3, 2014 9:06 pm


Are you having trouble filling a role? Are you making job offers and getting turned down? Here are 10 possible reasons why candidates don’t want to join your organization.



Category: EN, Help & FAQ's, Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business, Workopolis B2B
Liad off workers in the street with boxes

The worst ways to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2014 3:47 pm


AOL’s Patch lets hundreds of journalists go in a conference call. Is this the worst way to get fired? Nope. We’ve got five worse ways.



Category: Management
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Your employees are leaving because they don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 29, 2014 8:23 pm


If you seem to be losing a lot of employees, you might want to look at their managers and work environment. There is probably something you can do about it. Here are five top reasons people quit their jobs.



Category: Management
Businessman holding a box

Your employees are leaving because they don't like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 29, 2014 8:23 pm


If you seem to be losing a lot of employees, you might want to look at their managers and work environment. There is probably something you can do about it. Here are five top reasons people quit their jobs.



Category: Management
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5 things to do now to give better performance reviews later

Melissa Allen| January 27, 2014 7:03 pm


Crafting an employee’s performance review is often one of those exercises left to the last minute, even though they play a critical role in shaping how the next year will play out. These five, simple tips will tell you what you can do starting now, to avoid the last-minute performance review rush next year.



Category: EN, Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management, Workopolis B2B
Woman in a job interview

Why employers struggle to hire for jobs, despite the unemployment rate

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 27, 2014 10:47 am


Millions of people are out of work and millions of positions need to be filled. And yet recruiters say they can’t find the right candidates. Why?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruitment Challenges
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How to spot a psychopath before you hire one

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 22, 2014 4:36 pm


If you suspect someone might be a psychopath or a narcissist, soon you’ll be able to test your theory. Researchers have developed a tool to analyze applicants, bosses and coworkers.



Category: Hiring Advice
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The trouble with screening candidates on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 21, 2014 5:34 pm


Most employers these days will check an applicant’s Facebook page as part of the job screening process. But new research suggests this might not be a great idea, and it might even get you sued.



Category: Hiring Advice