Help & FAQ’s

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Ten reasons why nobody will work for you

Melissa Allen| Feb 3, 2014 09:06 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: Help & FAQ's, Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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5 things to do now to give better performance reviews later

Melissa Allen| Jan 27, 2014 07:03 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: Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management,
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How to give a negative performance review

Melissa Allen| Jan 13, 2014 08:11 pm

Often awkward and uncomfortable, a negative performance appraisal can still have a positive outcome if done correctly. An effective performance review can actually help an employee improve their performance and advance their career if the issues are addressed properly, followed by an action plan and regular follow up. Here are some tips on how to give a “good” negative review.

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7 tips for giving life-changing performance reviews

Melissa Allen| Jan 9, 2014 09:38 pm

It’s that time of year again! As a manager or HR professional, you have the ability to positively impact an employee’s career (and life) with a well-prepared and well-thought out performance review. Here are 7 tips on how to create one.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Management,

6 tips for giving feedback that employees will actually listen to

Melissa Allen| Oct 3, 2013 07:07 pm

Giving feedback is often a manager’s least favourite part of the job. Keep reading to find out how to give corrective feedback that will help both you and your report grow professionally.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management,

How to encourage authenticity in the workplace

Melissa Allen| Sep 27, 2013 10:08 pm

75% of workers cover up some part of their identity at work. Here’s how to balance the encouragement of authenticity with your organization’s goals.

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How to decipher exit interview answers

Melissa Allen| Sep 16, 2013 06:40 pm

Exit interviews can provide companies with valuable insight, but how honest is an employee on their way out the door? Here’s how to decipher common answers.

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5 ways to create a better workplace experience

Melissa Allen| Jul 24, 2013 06:05 pm

Believe it or not, the majority of Canadian and American business and engineering undergrads choose work-life balance over money. Regardless of size or budget constraints, there are small perks that every company can offer that all add up to a highly sought-after work environment.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Recruitment Challenges,
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Why talent branding is becoming necessary

Melissa Allen| Jul 19, 2013 07:18 pm

As organizations compete to recruit and retain high performing employees, Talent Branding, also known as Employer Branding, is becoming a top priority.

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When is the best time to post a job?

Christina Bruce| Dec 6, 2012 11:01 am

When is the best time to post a job? New research gives us insight into the best times, days of the week, and even time of year.

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