Industry News & Insights

Employer Award

Canada’s most attractive employer?

Nicole Wray| Jun 5, 2012 09:38 am

A survey of 7,000 Canadians reveals what men and women are looking for most in an employer, and which companies are perceived as the most attractive to work for in this country. Who came out on top?

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Alarm clock wake up woman

How lack of sleep may be affecting your work

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 28, 2012 10:19 am

Experts argue that most people don’t understand the consequences of not getting enough sleep – on their mood, their ability to reason and their reaction times. How much is enough, and what happens when you don’t get it?

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Angry suit man with baseball bat

CFO loses cool, seizes baseball bat in board meeting

Peter Harris| May 17, 2012 11:04 am

The bizarre incident took place when a company’s Chief Financial Officer ‘went postal’ in a meeting with the CEO and the Board of Directors. What happened?

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Content woman at work

What do employees really want?

Christina Bruce| Apr 23, 2012 04:52 pm

High performing employees always have options. So what is it that causes loyalty to an employer? Research shows a few simple things will keep those superstars right where they are.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
You're Fired!

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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casual brainstorming session

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.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
recruiters studying resume

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,
dog in the office

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,
City Crowd

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.

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