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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.


Category: Industry News & Insights,

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Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| Feb 25, 2013 2:20 pm


People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?



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Provocative attire causing problems on work computers

Christina Bruce| Feb 21, 2013 9:21 am


Enjoy flipping through your favourite online fitness magazines during your lunch break? That could be a problem, depending on where you work. Here’s a new group of websites causing problems for employers.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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What eating habits can tell you about work habits

Christina Bruce| Feb 14, 2013 2:28 pm


Fast eater? Slow eater? Eat foods one at a time? Eating habits can be a sneak peek into someone’s working habits. Keep these in mind next time you schedule a business lunch.



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So, are you seeing anyone? The worst questions candidates have asked in job interviews

Peter Harris| Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm


A survey of HR managers reveals some forehead-smacking examples of bad questions that real candidates have asked in job interviews. From asking out the interviewer to inquiring about ‘nap time,’ here’s what not to ask.



Category: Recruitment Challenges,
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The maternity leave dilemma

Christina Bruce| Feb 13, 2013 11:46 am


Babies make everyone happy — unless you are the person trying to fill that maternity leave contract. It can be tough to temporarily replace a great employee. Here are some tips to ease the transition.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Antisocial networking: How to get unfollowed, unfriended and lose influence

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 11, 2013 9:47 am


From whining about the weather to photographing your food, a closer look at the most annoying social networking behaviours that can cost you your online friends and followers.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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10 things that make a job awesome

Christina Bruce| Feb 8, 2013 12:29 pm


Isn’t that what we all want? To attract and retain talented people, you need to offer an awesome job. So how can you know if you’re doing that? Here are ten things that make a job worth keeping.



Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights,
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Small business plans to hire for 2013

Christina Bruce| Feb 7, 2013 9:43 am


A new survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business finds that small business in Canada is poised for a hiring upswing.



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