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Infographic: The most common profile picture mistakes

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Your profile picture on professional social media can make or break the first impression you make on an employer. Make sure you don’t make any of these common mistakes.


Category: Industry News & Insights,

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

Julie Labrie| Jun 10, 2014 8:31 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,
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40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 7:20 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,
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11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 6:45 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,
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Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 9, 2014 4:26 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,
Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

June employment update: Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

Peter Harris| Jun 6, 2014 10:44 am


Workopolis has seen gains in the number of available jobs for four consecutive months and is forecasting the hiring trend to continue through the summer. Here’s where the fastest job growth is right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 4, 2014 2:49 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,
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20 reasons your colleagues don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 3, 2014 6:45 pm


Research shows half of employees in big companies dislike their colleagues. Here are 20 reasons your coworkers don’t like you.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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It’s a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| Jun 3, 2014 5:39 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,