Management

Kevin O'Leary, Donald Trump, Simon Cowell

How reality TV has created a bunch of real-world jerks (and how to fix them)

Colleen Clarke| May 16, 2014 02:48 pm


Unfortunately, some people don’t seem clever enough to realize that even so-called ‘reality’ TV shows are still television programs created for entertainment. They take TV antics as an excuse to act like creeps in the real world.



Category: Management,
Frustrated employee banging her head against her desk

Workers reveal their biggest pet peeves about colleagues and the workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2014 09:10 am


Noisy colleagues, lunch stealers, the water cooler being “too far away.” What employees complained about in one survey.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Two men on a cliff, one reaching out to help the other

Why your employees don’t trust you and how you can change that

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2014 07:24 pm


New research shows 25% of employees don’t trust their bosses. How you can turn that negative feeling around.



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Zero in on business man's hands with fingers steepled

If your staff is taking long sick leaves, it could be you

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 5, 2014 03:14 pm


Research suggests that if your employees are sick a lot it might be your controlling, micromanaging ways.



Category: Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Cheerful business meeting

How to attract more of the best and fewer of the not so bright

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 30, 2014 07:27 pm


If you want to attract the best and brightest to your organization, there are some things you need to do. Here they are.



Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Waitress writing on a pad

Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 23, 2014 06:47 pm


IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.



Category: Management,
Three men in a meeting, two of them arguing

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,
Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 8, 2014 11:33 am


Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Two business people on smart phone

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,