Human Resources

Woman being interviewed

Four ways to weed out low performers in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 15, 2014 02:22 pm


If a candidate makes it to the interview, they’ve done a reasonably good job of selling themselves. But maybe it’s all a show. Here’s how to separate the high performers from the low performers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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The real cost of a bad hire, and how to avoid making one

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 7, 2014 07:00 pm


Here’s what hiring the wrong person winds up costing your organization. Avoid making this mistake.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Woman looking at herself in mirror

How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 25, 2014 03:28 pm


Research shows that narcissists outperform those with more humility in job interviews. Hiring managers would do well to learn to spot one before hiring them.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
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Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 11, 2014 07:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Young people working at a table

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,