Management

It's time for introverts to take charge

The unspoken leaders: Why it’s time for introverts to take charge

Nicole Wray| Feb 7, 2012 11:04 am


It turns out that 96% of managers and executives can be classified as extroverts. These brash, sociable, confident types more easily rise to the top. However new research is indicating that they might not be the best people to be leading the team in this economy.



Category: Management,
The trouble with meetings

Why you end up seeming less intelligent than you really are in meetings

Peter Harris| Jan 30, 2012 04:08 pm


Do you ever end up feeling a little brain dead in meetings? It turns out that it’s not your fault. Meetings actually are affecting your capacity for intelligent, creative thought and are lowering your IQ. Here’s why.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Sad, Stressed CEO

The downside of being the boss

Christina Bruce| Jan 13, 2012 12:25 pm


Ever wonder what CEOs really think about their jobs? A new study takes a look at what causes them stress, and you might be surprised at the answer.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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Why your employees are leaving

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 10, 2012 09:55 am


Could you be driving your employees away? Get the scoop on what most often causes people to quit their jobs.



Category: Hiring Advice, Management,
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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,
Office conflict

Generation clash: Is having four generations in the workplace a liability or an asset?

Julie Labrie| Dec 21, 2011 10:35 am


For the first time four generations are working side-by-side in the workplace, each with their own work styles, expectations and challenges. Each group also has unique talents and advantages that when properly managed can lead to increased success. Here’s how.



Category: Management, Recruitment Challenges,
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Do your employees trust you?

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 03:00 pm


A recent study between managers and their employees revealed that 54% find the most important element of a successful working relationship is trust. Do your employees trust you? These five tips can help build trust with your team.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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How to retain top talent in a small business

Christina Bruce| Sep 9, 2011 01:11 pm


Is someone trying to poach your best employees? Retaining top talent isn’t based on salary alone. Here are some ideas and incentives that can work for a business of any size.



Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
Business People

Seven coworkers we can do without (and how to fix them)

Peter Harris| Aug 10, 2011 05:25 pm


You probably work with a few people every day whose inconsiderate actions drive others crazy, including your employees. It’s possible that some of the worst don’t even know how irritating their behaviour is. That ‘ignorance-is-bliss’ streak ends now. We’re shedding some light on the worst offenders out there.Find out who is driving your employees nuts, and what can be done about it.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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When Grandma didn’t really die (how to handle social media slip-ups)

Christina Bruce| Aug 10, 2011 01:55 pm


We’ve all heard of employees who call in sick or fake a funeral, only to have photos of them beer bonging the night before appear on Facebook. When employees slip up on social media, do you know where your company stands? Lawyer Kathleen Hogan talks to Workopolis about what every business should know.



Category: Management, Recruitment Challenges,