Human Resources

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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,
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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,
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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,
Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Christina Bruce| Oct 23, 2012 11:36 am

Mean managers who get results from their team are often left alone. Could it be causing more harm than we think? A survey reveals the opinions of HR about bosses who bully — and how to deal with jerks in the workplace.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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How a positive corporate culture can actually work against you

Nicole Wray| Oct 1, 2012 11:01 am

Can a workplace culture be too much fun? Casual dress and beer on Fridays can seem like a great idea, but at what point do perks interfere with productivity? Here are some tips to help maintain a balance.

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