5 signs of an extraordinary boss

5 signs of an extraordinary boss

Christina Bruce| Apr 30, 2012 03:37 pm

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. In fact, a bad boss is probably the most common reason that employees leave. So what is it that makes a great boss? Here are five key signs of extraordinary management.

Category: Management,
Young man using a laptop

How to tell someone they didn’t get the job

Carmine Palazzo| Apr 26, 2012 08:29 am

Telling someone why they didn’t get the job is often something we avoid. But learning how to approach this can have a positive effect, especially for strong candidates. These four tips will help make the process run smoothly.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
casual brainstorming session

The hidden productivity killer in your office

Christina Bruce| Apr 13, 2012 01:32 pm

Brainstorming is such a widely accepted practice that most of us have never even questioned its validity. But what if working as a group wasn’t actually as effective as we all think? A new study suggests that brainstorming sessions have a better reputation than they may deserve.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The management tip you learned in university (but probably forgot to use)

Christina Bruce| Apr 11, 2012 10:42 am

Senior management can be hard to get a hold of. So what if there was an easy way to free up some time in that schedule? We discuss a management strategy taken right from lecture halls. Find out why you should run your company like a university professor.

Category: Hiring Advice, Management,
customer service candidate

Finding the ‘wow’ factor in customer service candidates

Julie Labrie| Apr 3, 2012 04:44 pm

What is it that makes a customer service employee really excel? We all have a calling job-wise and for some, customer service is it.Recruiter Julie Labrie offers targeted interviewing strategies to help you find those stand-out customer service candidates.

Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
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How to make employees hate meetings (the top 10 time-wasters)

Christina Bruce| Mar 20, 2012 09:27 am

They are a necessary evil in most organizations. Meetings, however, can take on a life of their own and become unproductive. We`ve rounded up the top ten time-wasters that make your employees cringe with every invitation. Find out what they are — and what you can do to avoid them.

Category: Management,
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,