Industry News & Insights

How long Canadians stay at work

Why hire a job hopper

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 17, 2014 03:14 pm


A majority of employees now stay in a job for less than two year, so you might as well get used to job hoppers. Here are some reasons they’re not so bad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 15, 2014 08:25 pm


An effective employee makes you more money than you pay them. An ineffective employee costs you money. Here are five types of workers who negatively affect your bottom line, and tips on what you can do about them.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
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Would you bribe your employees to quit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 11, 2014 08:34 pm


Online retailer Amazon.com is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And is there any reason why you should consider doing the same?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
Security

Workopolis accounts and information secure from Heart Bleed Bug

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 12:19 pm


There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about a serious global online-security threat known as the Heart Bleed Bug. We are pleased to say that your Workopolis account and information are safe. Our site was not affected by the Heart Bleed vulnerability.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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The worst social media mistakes businesses make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 7, 2014 05:31 pm


A lot of people assume social media for business is easy. They assume wrong. Here are the top mistakes businesses make on social media. Are you doing it right?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
Employment outlook for Canada

Employment Update: What’s trending in Canadian hiring in April 2014

Peter Harris| Apr 4, 2014 11:14 am


Job creation in Canada trounced expectations in March, showing the largest employment gains in seven months. Online job postings also continue to point upwards. Here’s where the job growth is now – and a look at what is coming next.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 06:48 pm


An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Business man looking distressed and worried

Being a fair boss can make you sick

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 1, 2014 03:11 pm


New research finds that making fair decisions is stressful and can put bosses at risk for mental and physical illness. How can you be a good boss and counteract these risks?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Lego_Intern-5

Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 31, 2014 04:34 pm


This aspiring account service intern’s Lego-inspired self promotion should be an inspiration for all job candidates. Wouldn’t you love it if all job candidates were this innovative and driven?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Two women talking in an office

How to read people

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 24, 2014 11:16 am


If you want to know what someone is thinking, there are clues in the direction their feet are pointing and the size of their pupils.



Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,