Human Resources

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,
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.

Category: Human Resources,
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The most common websites blocked in the office

Christina Bruce| Sep 25, 2012 09:41 am

A survey finds that many employers are still restricting access to websites that are not work related. Is this an effective strategy? Find out which get blocked most often — and if employees are finding a workaround.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
Bride and Groom

Botox leave, marriage days, and other weird employee benefits

Christina Bruce| Sep 21, 2012 02:57 pm

Botox leave? Legally entitled days off for your wedding? Yes, they do exist. A new worldwide report gives us a look at some of the unusual benefits available to workers in different parts of the world.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
Social Recruiting

What is social recruiting anyway?

Christina Bruce| Sep 17, 2012 04:09 pm

We hear the term ‘social recruiting’ more and more these days. Find out what it really means, and how your business can best use it.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
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How you’re demoralizing your workers (without even knowing it)

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 31, 2012 01:50 pm

Some companies, despite their policies to be flexible and promote on merit, are puzzled when they find out that employees are unhappy. You can demoralize workers by ignoring the small things. Here a few that have a big impact.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
Exit Interviews

7 tips for better exit interviews

Christina Bruce| Jul 3, 2012 03:01 pm

An employee is leaving. Now what? Exit interviews can offer valuable insight into your organization. But how honest is someone on their way out the door? And what should we do with that information? An HR expert offers some tips on getting the most from an exit interview.

Category: Human Resources,