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Things you need to know: how to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein | Oct 23, 2014 9:38 pm

It’s such a simple, everyday thing, and it can make or break your first impression. And yet so many people don’t know how to give a proper handshake.


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Recruiters share their true job interview horror stories

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 25, 2013 9:15 am


We’ve all experienced the terror of the job interview. The sweaty palms, the pounding heart, the paralyzing fear! But have you stopped to think about what it’s like from the other side of the desk? Recruiters share their candidate horror stories.



Category: Human Resources,
The hardest part about writing a job description?

The hardest part of writing a job description?

Peter Harris| Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am


A recent survey identified the biggest challenges that hiring managers have when writing job descriptions for their open roles. Here’s what people struggle with the most and some tips for writing successful job posts.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
Flu season 2013

Flu season 2013: Signs, symptoms and toxic hotspots

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2013 11:42 am


It’s that time of year again. Flu season is upon us. In order to help stave off the outbreak, here’s a look at what the symptoms are, how long we’re contagious for, and where the germiest places to avoid are.



Category: Management,
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Onboarding for SMBs: Part 2

Melissa Allen| Oct 21, 2013 10:12 pm


With up to a quarter of new hires leaving their job in the first 12 months, a great onboarding strategy that goes beyond the first day becomes critical to retaining talent.



Category: Small Business,
Canadian salaries

Report: Canadian starting salaries to increase by 4% in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2013 10:42 am


Several reports have come out this week with projections for where Canadian paycheques are headed over the coming year. Here’s a look at what we’re earning now, and who is expected to see the biggest increases in 2014.



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A guide to employee onboarding for SMBs

Melissa Allen| Oct 17, 2013 6:48 pm


Congratulations on your new hire! Here’s how to make their first day, week and month a success for both the organization and the employee.



Category: Small Business,
The national unemployment rate

Unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in five years

Peter Harris| Oct 11, 2013 10:50 am


The national unemployment rate in Canada has fallen below 7% for the first time since 2008. This marks the lowest level of unemployment that this country has seen since before the start of the recession.



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Social Recruiting: A primer

Melissa Allen| Oct 9, 2013 9:54 pm


It seems that one of the biggest hiring trends of 2013 is Social Recruiting. But what is it exactly? And why should you use it?



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