Human Resources

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Are your contract workers employees in the eyes of the CRA?

Julie Labrie| Jun 10, 2014 08:31 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,
Tattoed business man carrying laptop

Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 4, 2014 02:49 pm


The Ottawa Convention Centre locked out three employees who refused to cover their tattoos. The workers are calling the move “prejudiced.”



Category: Human Resources, Management,
Ready for Handshake

It’s a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| Jun 3, 2014 05:39 pm


Got your eye on talent working for the competition? Here’s how to lure them away without landing in hot water.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Blonde woman looking sheepish

Woman caught job hunting at work in spectacular fashion

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2014 06:35 pm


Not everyone makes it as obvious as this woman did that they’re job hunting at work. Check out the tell tale signs.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
Woman with a headache as someone hands he pills and water

10 hiring mistakes you will regret later

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2014 05:34 pm


We will all make decisions that we will regret. But avoid making these hiring mistakes and lessen your pain later.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Why your employees don’t trust you and how you can change that

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2014 07:24 pm


New research shows 25% of employees don’t trust their bosses. How you can turn that negative feeling around.



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Job interview

Eight interview mistakes hiring managers make

Kim Hughes| Apr 23, 2014 07:45 pm


If you’re having trouble finding candidates who want to work with you, there’s a good chance you’re making some of these mistakes during interviews. Job seekers aren’t the only ones who can mess up a first impression.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
How long Canadians stay at work

Why hire a job hopper

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 17, 2014 03:14 pm


A majority of employees now stay in a job for less than two years, so you might as well get used to job hoppers. Here are some reasons they’re not so bad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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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,
Envelope of Canadian money

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,