Industry News & Insights

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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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What is social recruiting anyway?

Christina Bruce| Sep 17, 2012 04:09 pm

We hear the term ‘social recruiting’ more and more these days. Find out what it really means, and how your business can best use it.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
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Why you shouldn’t eat lunch at your desk

Christina Bruce| Sep 10, 2012 04:44 pm

Guilty as charged. We know it’s probably bad, but do we really know why? There are more reasons than you think to avoid this common activity.

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Global study finds most people just aren’t interested in their jobs any more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 27, 2012 10:46 am

So, are we all a bunch of lazy bums? Is the world of workers turning into a world of Homer Simpsons – sleeping on the job, eating too many donuts? Well, not exactly.

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What’s stressing the staff?

Christina Bruce| Aug 24, 2012 02:27 pm

How productive are you when you’re stressed out? The same goes for employees. Happy, healthy workers have been definitively linked to higher profits. A new study looks at what’s stressing them out.

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The eight email mistakes that people hate the most

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2012 04:19 pm

A new poll has determined the work email behaviours that most get on people’s nerves. Adding inappropriate terms of affection and kisses to emails are the worst offenders. What else is infuriating readers?

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Three secrets of super-productive people

Nicole Wray| Aug 1, 2012 10:10 am

Does it sometimes feel like you’re always rushing to finish things and that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? Here are a few simple actions and behavioural tweaks that you can make to have more energy all day and accomplish more work in less time.

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