Human Resources

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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,
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3 simple ways to be better at work

Christina Bruce| Feb 25, 2013 04:38 pm


A lot of us start the week with an extra long to-do list. But accomplishing more than your usual can be tough when you’ve already got an established working routine. Here are three easy ways to be more productive at work.



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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Provocative attire causing problems on work computers

Christina Bruce| Feb 21, 2013 09:21 am


Enjoy flipping through your favourite online fitness magazines during your lunch break? That could be a problem, depending on where you work. Here’s a new group of websites causing problems for employers.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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The maternity leave dilemma

Christina Bruce| Feb 13, 2013 11:46 am


Babies make everyone happy — unless you are the person trying to fill that maternity leave contract. It can be tough to temporarily replace a great employee. Here are some tips to ease the transition.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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The one thing that trumps getting a raise

Christina Bruce| Jan 29, 2013 11:25 am


What do Canadians want more than a pay raise? The answer might surprise you. A survey sheds some light on what employees really want.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,