Industry News & Insights

You can accurately judge a person by their shoes

It’s true: You really can accurately judge a person by their shoes

Peter Harris| Jun 15, 2012 01:54 pm

Researchers at the University of Kansas have found that people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger’s personal characteristics just by looking at the person’s shoes. What does your footwear say about you?

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College Grad

How to attract Gen-Y employees

Christina Bruce| Jun 15, 2012 09:52 am

New grads are just in the midst of hunting for their first jobs out of school. So what does this generation look for in an employer? A survey sheds some light on how they view the world of work.

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What employees really want this summer

Christina Bruce| Jun 7, 2012 05:54 pm

Nope, it’s not a barbeque. A new survey takes a look at the most-coveted summer benefits by Canadian employees.

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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.

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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.

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