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Company accidentally fires entire staff by email

Peter Harris| Apr 23, 2012 02:57 pm


Someone at a UK insurance company likely had a particularly rough day on Friday after they accidentally sent out an email firing the entire staff of 1,300 people. The email had been intended for just one specific person. Here’s what happened.



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The hidden productivity killer in your office

Christina Bruce| Apr 13, 2012 01:32 pm


Brainstorming is such a widely accepted practice that most of us have never even questioned its validity. But what if working as a group wasn’t actually as effective as we all think? A new study suggests that brainstorming sessions have a better reputation than they may deserve.



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6 biggest recruitment challenges

Christina Bruce| Mar 9, 2012 12:13 pm


What’s the hardest part of hiring today? A study reports the top six challanges facing recruiters.We take a look at what they are.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Your secret weapon for attracting talent

Christina Bruce| Feb 13, 2012 05:06 pm


A survey found that 65% of employers believe perks help attract candidates. We’ve rounded up some of the most unique and interesting incentives from Canadian businesses.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Employment projections: Where the jobs will (and won’t) be over the next decade

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 3, 2012 10:26 am


Stats Can has just released the January employment numbers, and it looks like unemployment is still a growing problem in this country right now. So let’s look to the near future and see where the job growth is going to be over the next ten years.



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The trouble with meetings

Why you end up seeming less intelligent than you really are in meetings

Peter Harris| Jan 30, 2012 04:08 pm


Do you ever end up feeling a little brain dead in meetings? It turns out that it’s not your fault. Meetings actually are affecting your capacity for intelligent, creative thought and are lowering your IQ. Here’s why.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Sad, Stressed CEO

The downside of being the boss

Christina Bruce| Jan 13, 2012 12:25 pm


Ever wonder what CEOs really think about their jobs? A new study takes a look at what causes them stress, and you might be surprised at the answer.



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Canada sees more jobs, more jobless in December

Peter Harris| Jan 6, 2012 10:07 am


After two months of job losses, the Canadian economy saw job gains last month. However the unemployment rate still managed to creep higher in December. Which sectors and regions saw gains, and who took a hit?



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How do you measure employee productivity?

Christina Bruce| Jan 5, 2012 11:31 am


How do you gage the productivity of your staff? A new study from Dell shows more and more Canadian businesses look at actual output, over time spent in the office. Find out how technology is changing the attitudes of both management and workers.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The online gaffes that cost people jobs: How employers are screening you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 16, 2011 12:48 pm


Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine how recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. Here’s what makes them hire or not hire a potential candidate.



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