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Is Happy The Creepiest Corporate Mascot Ever? Vote!

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2014 08:17 pm


The internet has spoken and McDonald’s newest mascot has been called “creepy” and “terrifying.” We’ve got a list of scarier corporate mascots.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Workers reveal their biggest pet peeves about colleagues and the workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2014 09:10 am


Noisy colleagues, lunch stealers, the water cooler being “too far away.” What employees complained about in one survey.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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10 examples of shockingly unprofessional behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 9, 2014 05:57 pm


From clipping toenails in a meeting room to copying the entire company on an angry email, we’ve got ten real-life examples of terrible workplace conduct.



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Job openings increase by 5 per cent in Canada

The top jobs available now across the country and the top trending sectors in online job postings

Peter Harris| May 9, 2014 10:31 am


Online job postings are on the rise across industries right now. Here are the regions and sectors that are seeing the most growth – and which areas are lagging behind.



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Is your name optimized for success?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 1, 2014 08:02 pm


Research suggests adding a middle initial to your name makes you look smarter. We look at what else studies have to say about names.



Category: Help & FAQ's, Industry News & Insights,
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Canada’s top 10 best jobs for 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 29, 2014 02:36 pm


The top 10 jobs in Canada for 2014, and what you need to get them. They might not be what you expect.



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How long Canadians stay at work

Why hire a job hopper

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 17, 2014 03:14 pm


A majority of employees now stay in a job for less than two years, so you might as well get used to job hoppers. Here are some reasons they’re not so bad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 15, 2014 08:25 pm


An effective employee makes you more money than you pay them. An ineffective employee costs you money. Here are five types of workers who negatively affect your bottom line, and tips on what you can do about them.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
Envelope of Canadian money

Would you bribe your employees to quit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 11, 2014 08:34 pm


Online retailer Amazon.com is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And is there any reason why you should consider doing the same?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
Security

Workopolis accounts and information secure from Heart Bleed Bug

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 12:19 pm


There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about a serious global online-security threat known as the Heart Bleed Bug. We are pleased to say that your Workopolis account and information are safe. Our site was not affected by the Heart Bleed vulnerability.



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