Montage of bad profile pictures

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.

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Latest Canadian job numbers

Surprising job losses in December cause spike in Canada’s unemployment rate

Peter Harris| Jan 10, 2014 10:02 am

The overall national unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed back up to 7.2% in December as this country shed nearly 46,000 jobs. Here’s where the bulk of the losses were, and what we expect to see moving forward.

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7 tips for giving life-changing performance reviews

Melissa Allen| Jan 9, 2014 9:38 pm

It’s that time of year again! As a manager or HR professional, you have the ability to positively impact an employee’s career (and life) with a well-prepared and well-thought out performance review. Here are 7 tips on how to create one.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Management,
Five things that make you a bad boss

Five things you’re doing that make you a bad boss

Karen Geier| Dec 17, 2013 10:24 am

Just because you’ve been put in charge doesn’t mean that you’re an effective leader. Here’s a look at some of the most common things that ineffective managers get wrong. Five bad habits to break now.

Category: Management,
Legal job interview questions

“What colour is your spouse?” and other questionable recruitment moves

Colleen Clarke| Dec 9, 2013 10:23 am

Employers need to be careful that they don’t inadvertently violate the law by recruiting in a way that directly or indirectly discriminates against candidates. Here are some pitfalls to watch for.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
Online tools

The Career Website is back (and why you need to invest in yours ASAP)

Melissa Allen| Dec 5, 2013 3:08 pm

Just a couple of years ago, industry experts were calling it the end of the career website, thanks to new job-focused social networks. Now, the career website is back with a vengeance. Here are three good reasons to invest in yours.

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Office Holiday Party

Sex, booze, and photocopiers – What Canadians fear most about the workplace holiday party

Peter Harris| Dec 5, 2013 10:07 am

In a recent survey, Canadians reveal their biggest holiday party regrets and what 80% of respondents say is their greatest fear about workplace celebrations.

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Holiday gift giving at work

HR’s perspective: Handling holiday gift giving at work

Marisa Baratta| Dec 4, 2013 9:03 am

Holiday shopping is difficult enough without having to worry about the strain it can put on your office relationships. Jodi Martin, an HR professional in the digital media space, weighs in to help you find the perfect gift for every colleague on your list.

Category: Human Resources,

Should your organization use Stay Interviews?

Melissa Allen| Dec 2, 2013 6:15 pm

Stay interviews are a proactive method of increasing employee retention and job satisfaction. Does your organization need them?

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