Human Resources

Holiday gift giving at work

HR’s perspective: Handling holiday gift giving at work

Marisa Baratta| Dec 4, 2013 09:03 am

Holiday shopping is difficult enough without having to worry about the strain it can put on your office relationships. Jodi Martin, an HR professional in the digital media space, weighs in to help you find the perfect gift for every colleague on your list.

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Should your organization use Stay Interviews?

Melissa Allen| Dec 2, 2013 06:15 pm

Stay interviews are a proactive method of increasing employee retention and job satisfaction. Does your organization need them?

Category: Human Resources, Management,
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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,

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,

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.

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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,

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.

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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,
He's got the confidence to succeed

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,
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.

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