Industry News & Insights

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.

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.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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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,
Shocked woman with laptop

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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I am king (cocky businessman)

Hiring managers beware: men more likely to brag to get the job

Christina Bruce| Dec 15, 2011 03:33 pm

How much do you think candidates exaggerate during interviews? A new study finds that men are more likely to be overconfident, and it’s actually helping them out.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
Angry female boss

The emerging office bully: Study suggests women are the new nightmare bosses

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Dec 6, 2011 09:39 am

As women continue to climb the rungs of business, they’re subject to the same emotions and stresses as men. A recent survey by the British Association of Anger Management reports that an increasing number of women in positions of power are bullying colleagues.

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Statistics down - Tablet

Canadian unemployment rate climbs in November

Peter Harris| Dec 2, 2011 10:16 am

The Canadian economy has lost jobs for three of the last four months. However the latest employment numbers from Stats Can aren’t all grim. Who saw gains and who took a hit in November?

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