Human Resources

your employees are judging you

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,
Skeptical job interviewer

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,
Eating salad at lunch

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,
Pregnant woman at work

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,
Business man on wharf

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,
Banana skin danger on the office floor

Dangers of a boring job

Christina Bruce| Jan 7, 2013 12:54 pm

New research tells us that nothing makes employees happier than simply enjoying their work. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of a bored employee, and get them back on track.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
2013 Businessman

What’s hot in hiring for 2013: 5 trends you’ll be seeing this year

Christina Bruce| Jan 2, 2013 11:44 am

Workopolis takes a look at some of the hiring trends we saw emerge in 2012 and predicts what will be hot in hiring for 2013.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Disabled worker paid $1.25 per hour has viable human rights complaint

Norman Grosman| Nov 22, 2012 10:19 am

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has made the rare move of reconsidering its earlier judgement in the case of a disabled woman who was paid a small fraction of what her coworkers earned.

Category: Human Resources,
Will computers take over hiring

Why computers won’t take over hiring

Christina Bruce| Oct 29, 2012 10:46 am

Big data is a hot topic right now in HR. But what does it mean for your job? Will computers really take over hiring? Not in Canada, not anytime soon — here’s why.

Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,