Human Resources

Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

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,
Manager looking at a resume with candidate across the table

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,