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Four signs of a toxic culture

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Apr 18, 2012 02:51 pm

It doesn’t take long to discover when a company has a weak culture and has become toxic. These four signs are the most common indicators of a risky work environment.

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Controversial kisses: Some important rules of international etiquette

Jenna Charlton| Mar 13, 2012 10:24 am

Every country and culture has different expectations in regard to business customs and etiquette. Here’s a look at some of the behaviours that could land you in hot water around the world.

Category: Human Resources,
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Three common interview questions you really shouldn’t be asking

Christina Bruce| Feb 23, 2012 12:00 pm

The most important element of the hiring process is arguably the interview. So what if someone told you that you had it all wrong? One leadership strategist says the way we ask questions is inherently flawed. Find out why.

Category: Human Resources,
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The 20 worst excuses for coming in late

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2012 11:18 am

In a recent survey, 10-20% of employees in the U.S. and Canada stated they are late at least one day a week. Here are some of the stranger ways they’ve tried to explain it.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
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10 deadly resume sins

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 18, 2012 02:54 pm

Wondering why you never hear back after sending your resume to a potential employer? Hiring Managers share the ten things that will make them immediately throw out your resume.

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Are you making these interview mistakes?

Workopolis| Oct 11, 2011 09:26 am

Are you guilty of these interview blunders? Watch this VIDEO to see if you’re making these major mistakes!

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Do your employees trust you?

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 03:00 pm

A recent study between managers and their employees revealed that 54% find the most important element of a successful working relationship is trust. Do your employees trust you? These five tips can help build trust with your team.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
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When employees crack: high profile resignations

Christina Bruce| Sep 20, 2011 04:11 pm

An employee leaves angrily it goes viral — how do you handle the situation? We take a look at some high profile resignations we’ll never forget, and outline a five point plan for damage control should the situation happen in your business.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Seven coworkers we can do without (and how to fix them)

Peter Harris| Aug 10, 2011 05:25 pm

You probably work with a few people every day whose inconsiderate actions drive others crazy, including your employees. It’s possible that some of the worst don’t even know how irritating their behaviour is. That ‘ignorance-is-bliss’ streak ends now. We’re shedding some light on the worst offenders out there.Find out who is driving your employees nuts, and what can be done about it.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
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My grandmother died (again): The least believable excuses for missing work

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2011 03:40 pm

HR managers to share some of the bizarre reasons their employees have given for missing work. We also have some tips on how to get a day off without the bad Karma of faking yet another family funeral.

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