Industry News & Insights

Canadian economy adds 95,000 jobs in May

Canada’s surprisingly strong job creation defies most predictions

Peter Harris| Jun 7, 2013 09:03 am


The Canadian economy unexpectedly added 95,000 new, largely full-time jobs last month. Here’s a look at where the growth came from, and what the indicators say we expect to see next month.



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The truth about how HR pros see Millennial workers

Christina Bruce| Jun 6, 2013 09:20 am


Millennials get a bad rep, they really do. With youth unemployment in Canada at double the regular rate,could we — the hiring managers of the world — actually have a bias against young workers? A new study released shows that HR professionals definitely do not have a great impression of young workers.



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Talent shortage: Employers report increasing difficulty finding the workers they need

Peter Harris| May 28, 2013 11:03 am


A new report shows that a growing number of companies globally feel like their ability to be productive is suffering from an inability to find the talented staff they need. Here are the most in-demand skills and positions.



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Bursting at the seams

The 10 jobs with the most obese people

Christina Bruce| May 27, 2013 04:46 pm


Ever think that sitting at a desk all day is helping you pack on the pounds? Well, you’re probably right. But it’s not just office jobs that are fattening up the population. A study has found some surprising occupations are in danger of having obese workers as well.



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Which industries work the longest hours?

Christina Bruce| May 24, 2013 11:08 am


Find out which five industries are most likely to work 50-plus hours a week — and why that kind of schedule might actually backfire.



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Bosses more likely to be psychopaths, study says

Christina Bruce| May 10, 2013 10:55 am


Maybe you’ve had a bad boss. But what about one that’s downright evil? Turns out that bosses are actually more likely to be psychopaths. Same goes for lawyers, surgeons and chefs. Find out the industries that are most likely to have a psycho at the helm.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Kick me

‘Kick me’ prank at work leads to convictions, firings and a lawsuit

Peter Harris| May 9, 2013 03:17 pm


Two workers have been convicted of misdemeanor battery and fired from their jobs at chip maker Intel over a juvenile prank they pulled on a co-worker. Here’s what happened.



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How candidates really view your job posting

Christina Bruce| May 3, 2013 11:01 am


How long do you think job seekers spend reading a job posting before deciding to apply or moving on? A new study finds people are not nearly as thorough as they think. Find out why your job description is more important than ever.



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The 7 worst things you could ever do at work

Christina Bruce| Apr 24, 2013 03:08 pm


Sure, we all make mistakes at work. We’re human. But some offenses are just too much. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new employee or a seasoned manager — these incredibly common office blunders are serious workplace no-nos.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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Employee poachers: is your business at risk?

Christina Bruce| Apr 23, 2013 10:35 am


You probably know that when it comes to talent, there is always a risk of them being approached by other companies. But just how much of a risk? A recent survey has shown that it’s much more common than we think.



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