Industry News & Insights

People in a meeting wearing nametags

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.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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The worst social media mistakes businesses make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 7, 2014 05:31 pm


A lot of people assume social media for business is easy. They assume wrong. Here are the top mistakes businesses make on social media. Are you doing it right?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
Employment outlook for Canada

Employment Update: What’s trending in Canadian hiring in April 2014

Peter Harris| Apr 4, 2014 11:14 am


Job creation in Canada trounced expectations in March, showing the largest employment gains in seven months. Online job postings also continue to point upwards. Here’s where the job growth is now – and a look at what is coming next.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 06:48 pm


An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Business man looking distressed and worried

Being a fair boss can make you sick

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 1, 2014 03:11 pm


New research finds that making fair decisions is stressful and can put bosses at risk for mental and physical illness. How can you be a good boss and counteract these risks?



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