Human Resources

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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,
is office romance okay?

Office romance is okay (until it’s not)

Melissa Allen| Feb 14, 2014 03:11 pm


Is workplace workplace romance still taboo? In most cases it’s an accepted part of life when you spend a large portion of your time working closely with people you have things in common with. Read on to learn about when it’s probably not okay to date your colleague.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
giving a better performance review

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,
negative performance appraisal

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.



Category: Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management,
Legal job interview questions

“What colour is your spouse?” and other questionable recruitment moves

Colleen Clarke| Dec 9, 2013 10:23 am


Employers need to be careful that they don’t inadvertently violate the law by recruiting in a way that directly or indirectly discriminates against candidates. Here are some pitfalls to watch for.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,