Industry News & Insights

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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.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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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,
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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.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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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?



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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What not to study: The 20 university degrees with the highest unemployment rates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2011 10:30 am


People don’t choose what to study merely based on employability, but job potential does often play a role in the decision. Here’s a look at the degrees most and least likely to land you a job.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Young employees addicted to Facebook

Christina Bruce| Nov 18, 2011 10:32 am


More than 40% of new grads surveyed said they would accept less money for a job that allowed social media use at work. A study shows some of the surprising factors they look for in an employer.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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From Ice Queen to Cheerleader: Ten terrible stereotypes about powerful women

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 1, 2011 12:01 pm


What comes to mind when you think of a powerful woman? A ball-buster? An ice queen? Women in positions of power are often assessed based on tired gender stereotypes. Powerful women share their ten least favourite of the cliches.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
Peter Harris

NEWS: Canadians feeling the pressure to stand out

Peter Harris| Oct 25, 2011 11:10 am


VIDEO: Like George, more and more Canadians are feeling the need to go the extra mile in order to stand out on the job market. We take to the streets to find out the lengths they’ll go to.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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When employees crack: high profile resignations

Christina Bruce| Sep 20, 2011 04:11 pm


An employee leaves angrily it goes viral — how do you handle the situation? We take a look at some high profile resignations we’ll never forget, and outline a five point plan for damage control should the situation happen in your business.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,