Management

Liars

The six most common lies candidates tell, and how to catch them

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 23, 2014 04:48 pm


Candidates lie, sometimes because they have to, to get the job. Here are the six most common lies job seekers tell and how to spot them.



Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
The economic cost of the World Cup

Intoxication, absenteeism, and hooliganism: Employers weigh-in on The World Cup

Kevin Makra| Jun 16, 2014 01:27 pm


When half of a nation’s workforce takes the day off, and one company receives 500 doctor’s notes on a single day, employers start to get suspicious that the World Cup is taking its toll on productivity. Here’s what happens during the soccer tournament.



Category: Management,
Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
Screenshot of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere from Pretty Woman

Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 11, 2014 07:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Young people working at a table

Are your contract workers employees in the eyes of the CRA?

Julie Labrie| Jun 10, 2014 08:31 pm


If the Canada Revenue Agency sees your contractors as employees, and you haven’t made payroll deductions, the monetary implications could be daunting.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
Woman in a short skirt flirting with men in an office hallway

40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 07:20 pm


A new survey shows women wear red lipstick and low-cut blouses to work for the purpose of flirting with their male bosses to get ahead.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Real office worker on meeting

11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 06:45 pm


Half of Canadian workers think they could do the boss’s job as well or better. Here are some of the worst boss horror stories they shared with us.



Category: Management,
man working on laptop typing with one finger

Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 9, 2014 04:26 pm


Following our first installment, here’s another list of grammar and spelling errors to avoid in all communications, lest you lead others to believe you are less intelligent than you actually are.



Category: Management, Small Business,
Tattoed business man carrying laptop

Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 4, 2014 02:49 pm


The Ottawa Convention Centre locked out three employees who refused to cover their tattoos. The workers are calling the move “prejudiced.”



Category: Human Resources, Management,
Ready for Handshake

It’s a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| Jun 3, 2014 05:39 pm


Got your eye on talent working for the competition? Here’s how to lure them away without landing in hot water.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges,