Human Resources

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Decoding a job candidate’s body language

Julie Labrie| Nov 4, 2013 09:34 am


Within the first four seconds of meeting a candidate you’ve already answered four important questions. Recruiter Julie Labrie discusses what hiring managers can learn from a job candidate’s body language.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Recruiters share their true job interview horror stories

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 25, 2013 09:15 am


We’ve all experienced the terror of the job interview. The sweaty palms, the pounding heart, the paralyzing fear! But have you stopped to think about what it’s like from the other side of the desk? Recruiters share their candidate horror stories.



Category: Human Resources,
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6 tips for giving feedback that employees will actually listen to

Melissa Allen| Oct 3, 2013 07:07 pm


Giving feedback is often a manager’s least favourite part of the job. Keep reading to find out how to give corrective feedback that will help both you and your report grow professionally.



Category: Help & FAQ's, Human Resources, Management,
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The 8 characteristics of a star performer (it has nothing to do with IQ)

Melissa Allen| Oct 1, 2013 06:18 pm


Star performers are responsible for much of an organization’s productivity and output. Believe it or not, traditional performance indicators such as IQ and college GPA actually play a relatively minor role. Here are the characteristics that do matter.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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6 underrated qualities of truly amazing employees

Christina Bruce| Oct 1, 2013 02:05 pm


So you think you’ve made the right hire. It’s great to find an employee that works hard and produces the results you are looking for. But what makes someone stand out above the crowd? Here are six subtle signs you’ve got a superstar in the making.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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What to do when everybody hates HR…and you’re HR.

Melissa Allen| Aug 1, 2013 07:23 pm


It seems that over the past few years, the Human Resources department has gotten a bad rap. If you’re HR and find yourself in this unenviable position, here are some quick, simple ways to win over employees.



Category: Human Resources,
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The truth about how HR pros see Millennial workers

Christina Bruce| Jun 6, 2013 09:20 am


Millennials get a bad rep, they really do. With youth unemployment in Canada at double the regular rate,could we — the hiring managers of the world — actually have a bias against young workers? A new study released shows that HR professionals definitely do not have a great impression of young workers.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Why you should care if workers are happy

Christina Bruce| Apr 18, 2013 11:27 am


You’ve probably heard us say this before: keep your employees happy and you’ll make more money. A new study out of Australia once again proves that satisfied employees can be linked to greater productivity and higher profits. Find out how.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
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5 things people will judge you for at work

Christina Bruce| Apr 1, 2013 09:07 am


Your employees are judging you. Truth is, as a manager, you are subjected to even higher levels of scrutiny than ordinary peers. Here are five subtle habits in your daily routine that can make or break it with your direct reports.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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Building a business case for a new hire

Julie Labrie| Mar 7, 2013 02:31 pm


So you need to hire someone. The first step is convincing those above you that the cost is worthwhile. Here’s a step-by-step guide from industry experts on getting approval from the C-suite.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,