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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.

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Ageism in the workplace (and 3 good reasons to hire a mature worker)

Melissa Allen| Sep 11, 2013 6:17 pm

An online poll found that 57% of mature workers in Canada want to stay in the workforce, which means opting to delay retirement. However, ageism int the workplace is still an issue. Should you hire a mature worker? Here are three good reasons to.

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How to structure the most effective telephone interviews

Colleen Clarke| Aug 20, 2013 8:06 pm

The main purpose of a telephone interview is to rule out inappropriate or under-qualified candidates. Phone interviews miss out on a lot of information conveyed by body language, but they can be effective when done right. Here’s how.

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International experience will be critical to your organization’s success

Melissa Allen| Aug 6, 2013 9:47 pm

Underemployment amoung skilled newcomers to Canada has been well documented over the years. The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new policy, aimed at removing the ‘Canadian’ experience barrier when hiring, seeks to decrease this often discriminatory hiring practice for the future success of Canadian organizations in an increasingly globalized economy.

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What to do when everybody hates HR…and you’re HR.

Melissa Allen| Aug 1, 2013 7:23 pm

It seems that over the past few years, the Human Resources department has gotten a bad rap. If you’re HR and find yourself in this unenviable position, here are some quick, simple ways to win over employees.

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D.I.Y. Recruiting

Julia Donovan| Aug 1, 2013 2:04 pm

As a small business owner, you have built your company from the ground up; D.I.Y. in its truest form! However, when it comes to hiring, taking the initiative to manage the recruitment process can be daunting. Here are some helpful hints for employers who decide to do their own recruiting.

Category: Hiring Advice, Small Business,

Why hire the unemployed? Here are 6 reasons

Melissa Allen| Jul 30, 2013 2:02 pm

While there are many benefits to hiring passive candidates (those who are already employed, and not actively looking), the unemployed job-seekers seem to be getting a bad rap. Companies that exclude the unemployed from their candidate search risk missing out on hiring some potential rockstars. Here are just a few of the many reasons to [...]

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How to retain the high performing job hopper

Melissa Allen| Jul 26, 2013 3:55 pm

The ever-evolving workplace has introduced an onslaught of contract workers and “job hoppers” who remain that way by choice. Once considered flakey, today’s job hoppers often make up some the most talented and dynamic of the workforce. If you find yourself with a high-performing job hopper, read on to learn how to keep them performing for your company instead of somewhere else.

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5 ways to create a better workplace experience

Melissa Allen| Jul 24, 2013 6:05 pm

Believe it or not, the majority of Canadian and American business and engineering undergrads choose work-life balance over money. Regardless of size or budget constraints, there are small perks that every company can offer that all add up to a highly sought-after work environment.

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