Surviving your first day at a new job

Onboarding: How to survive your first day at a new job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am

Many of us change jobs (approximately five to seven times during our careers) and find ourselves coming in to new work environments. Here are some tips for surviving and making the most of those crucial first few days.

Category: Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Business man looking at his watch

The 20 worst excuses for coming in late

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2012 11:18 am

In a recent survey, 10-20% of employees in the U.S. and Canada stated they are late at least one day a week. Here are some of the stranger ways they’ve tried to explain it.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
On the job stress

Study: Why the majority of working Canadians are stressed on the job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Feb 13, 2012 09:32 am

A recent study found that six out of ten working people in Canada are most stressed out by their job situations. Find out who is feeling the most anxiety and what their biggest concerns are.

Category: 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,

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,
Grocery shopping with Blackberry

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,
team meeting

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,