Human Resources

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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 15, 2014 08:25 pm


An effective employee makes you more money than you pay them. An ineffective employee costs you money. Here are five types of workers who negatively affect your bottom line, and tips on what you can do about them.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
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Would you bribe your employees to quit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 11, 2014 08:34 pm


Online retailer Amazon.com is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And is there any reason why you should consider doing the same?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
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Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 8, 2014 11:33 am


Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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Why you absolutely must call every candidate back after an interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 5, 2014 08:14 pm


If you are not calling candidates back to let the know whether or not they got the job, you are doing far more damage to your company than you realize



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management,
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What you can learn from reading between the lines of a resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 26, 2014 08:58 pm


You can learn things about a candidate that they don’t know they have revealed by reading between the lines. Hiring managers share their tips.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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Eight ways to boost employee engagement for free

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 26, 2014 03:18 pm


If you can’t afford pool tables and free drinks on Friday afternoons, you can still motivate your employees to be engaged in their work. Here’s how.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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The three screening questions you must ask before meeting a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 20, 2014 08:13 pm


You need to save time. Get these questions out of the way before the interview so you don’t waste time on unsuitable candidates.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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The best day to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 18, 2014 08:25 pm


There’s never an ideal time to let someone go – it’s bound to be difficult for both of you. But is there a day of the week that is better than the others?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Researcher explains the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Warning signs: HR expert reveals the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Feb 17, 2014 09:56 am


You have to watch carefully for certain keywords or expressions buried in job description that may sound positive at first but actually have a much darker meaning. Here are some red flags and what they really reveal.



Category: Human Resources,
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The five people you should never hire

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 14, 2014 07:10 pm


Trying to fill positions at your company can be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bad candidates. Here are five people you should never hire.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges,