Industry News & Insights

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The best way ever to stay focused at work

Christina Bruce| Nov 7, 2012 04:21 pm

Puppies, kittens, and cute baby animals: why is it we like looking at them so much? Turns out it really could be good for us. Research has found that looking at pictures of baby animals actually increases productivity. Find out why.

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Get more done at work this week

3 quick tricks to get more done at work

Christina Bruce| Nov 5, 2012 02:23 pm

Daylight savings meant we all set our clocks back for a much-needed extra hour this weekend. Finding more time (and getting more done) can be easier than you think — try these three tips to help your workplace stay productive.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The late thirties are the new twenties for men

Peter Harris| Nov 5, 2012 12:00 pm

When is the greatest period of a man’s life? It’s not your crazy university days or the single adventurous years of your twenties. No, a new survey of 1,000 men shows that they are having the best time of their lives at age thirty-seven. Here’s why.

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No new jobs, unemployment remains static in October

Peter Harris| Nov 2, 2012 09:56 am

Statistics Canada has just released its monthly report on the state of the Canadian job market. The news is… underwhelming. Canada added almost new jobs last month leaving the unemployment rate unchanged.

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Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Bosses who bully: Why do mean managers never get fired?

Christina Bruce| Oct 23, 2012 11:36 am

Mean managers who get results from their team are often left alone. Could it be causing more harm than we think? A survey reveals the opinions of HR about bosses who bully — and how to deal with jerks in the workplace.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
War for talent

Harder than ever to find good people, study says

Christina Bruce| Oct 22, 2012 10:31 am

What’s worrying business leaders today? A new study says finding talent tops the list. Find out why a competitive recruitment strategy is more important than ever before.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Labour shortage: Sectors and regions where candidates are most in demand

Peter Harris| Oct 3, 2012 12:16 pm

A survey released this morning says that two thirds of Canadian employers are struggling to find the talent they need to hire. The Randstad Workmoniter report also points out several cities across Canada where the need is highest, and which skills are most sought after.

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What you don’t know about the people who work for you

Christina Bruce| Sep 26, 2012 05:23 pm

We’ve all seen the disconnect that can happen between management and employees. To truly get the best work from the people you employ, you need to understand their perspective. Here are a few universal truths about employees.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The most common websites blocked in the office

Christina Bruce| Sep 25, 2012 09:41 am

A survey finds that many employers are still restricting access to websites that are not work related. Is this an effective strategy? Find out which get blocked most often — and if employees are finding a workaround.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
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Botox leave, marriage days, and other weird employee benefits

Christina Bruce| Sep 21, 2012 02:57 pm

Botox leave? Legally entitled days off for your wedding? Yes, they do exist. A new worldwide report gives us a look at some of the unusual benefits available to workers in different parts of the world.

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