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 year, 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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The surprising reason hiring is so hard

Christina Bruce| Dec 5, 2012 10:15 am

A new Workopolis study finds that Canadian employers are finding it harder than ever to find the talent they need. Why is it so difficult? The reasons might surprise you.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,

What astronauts can teach us about hiring

Julie Labrie| Dec 3, 2012 2:49 pm

Astronauts spend months living and working in confined quarters 24-hours a day with no escape. It’s no wonder space programs are experts in the study of team dynamics. Here are 5 key things you can learn from them.

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Career lessons from Rob Ford

Christina Bruce| Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am

Sounds crazy, right? Maybe not. There is actually an important lesson to learn from the fall of the notorious Toronto Mayor.

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Hire for potential

6 reasons why potential trumps accomplishments

Christina Bruce| Nov 26, 2012 2:26 pm

We all want to hire that superstar employee. Forget about accomplishments and experience – there is much more power in potential. Here are six reasons why.

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
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Disabled worker paid $1.25 per hour has viable human rights complaint

Norman Grosman| Nov 22, 2012 10:19 am

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has made the rare move of reconsidering its earlier judgement in the case of a disabled woman who was paid a small fraction of what her coworkers earned.

Category: Human Resources,
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Ten reasons why candidates don’t like employers

Peter Harris| Nov 14, 2012 8:46 am

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about a ‘skills shortage’ as employers struggle to hire the talent that they need. Maybe there are other reasons why some companies have difficulties recruiting. Workopolis users weigh-in on the employer behaviours that make them walk away.

Category: Recruitment Challenges,
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The best way ever to stay focused at work

Christina Bruce| Nov 7, 2012 4:21 pm

Puppies, kittens, and cute baby animals: why is it we like looking at them so much? Turns out it really could be good for us. Research has found that looking at pictures of baby animals actually increases productivity. Find out why.

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How interviewers interpret your body language

Colleen Clarke| Nov 6, 2012 10:15 am

Experts say that at least 55% of the message we communicate is delivered through our body language. Make sure that you don’t lose credibility in a job interview by undermining your words with your non-verbal clues.

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