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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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
Man wearing sweatpants

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
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The best and worst-paying university majors

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 8:48 pm


If you want to make the big bucks get a degree in engineering. This is according to a new report from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which lists the best and worst paying university majors.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Salaries, Uncategorised
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Cutbacks? 12 reasons to fire this guy [infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 7:06 pm


It’s not easy to let people go. Use this handy-dandy infographic listing 12 behaviours that indicate an employee might already be checked out and is not an asset to your team.



Category: Human Resources, Management
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Five phrases to listen for in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 6, 2015 4:27 pm


What are the signs that the perfect hire is sitting right in front of you? There’s no magic bullet, of course, but the use of these five phrases – or variations thereupon – can be an indicator that you might be looking at the man or woman for the job, whatever it might be.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
Group of people in the street who just got fired

Nine out of ten Canadian companies are sitting ducks for tech disruption

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 1, 2015 5:15 pm


“The internet? Pffft. That thing will never take off.” Did we learn nothing from the music and newspaper industries? They were essentially shattered because of their staunch refusal to read the proverbial writing on the wall.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Two men at work at a desk with papers spread out

The best places to work in Canada for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 27, 2015 7:59 pm


A new report lists the top 100 places to work in Canada, according to a survey of employees. These are the greatest employers.



Category: Industry News & Insights
Satya Nadella giving a presentation

Microsoft is most attractive employer brand in the world

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 24, 2015 8:31 pm


Microsoft has won the Randstad Award 2015 and been named the most attractive global employer brand. What do they have that other companies don’t have?



Category: Industry News & Insights
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12 surprisingly high-paying part-time jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 22, 2015 5:29 pm


Who doesn’t need a little extra income? Even if you’re working full time, taking on a part-time job can help pay the bills. Here are 12 that pay surprisingly well.



Category: Industry News & Insights