Obese woman in a business suit, smiling

Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm

News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.


Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,

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What you can spot in a resume in 11 seconds

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 23, 2014 2:10 pm


Our internal research shows that employers look at a resume for an average of 11 seconds before rejecting it. Are you seeing everything you need to see in those 11 seconds? Learn to make the most of them.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
How long Canadians stay at work

Why hire a job hopper

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 17, 2014 3:14 pm


A majority of employees now stay in a job for less than two years, so you might as well get used to job hoppers. Here are some reasons they’re not so bad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 15, 2014 8:25 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 8:34 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,
Security

Workopolis accounts and information secure from Heart Bleed Bug

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 12:19 pm


There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about a serious global online-security threat known as the Heart Bleed Bug. We are pleased to say that your Workopolis account and information are safe. Our site was not affected by the Heart Bleed vulnerability.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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 5:31 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,
Employment outlook for Canada

Employment Update: What’s trending in Canadian hiring in April 2014

Peter Harris| Apr 4, 2014 11:14 am


Job creation in Canada trounced expectations in March, showing the largest employment gains in seven months. Online job postings also continue to point upwards. Here’s where the job growth is now – and a look at what is coming next.



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