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 hidden productivity killer in your office

Christina Bruce| Apr 13, 2012 1:32 pm

Brainstorming is such a widely accepted practice that most of us have never even questioned its validity. But what if working as a group wasn’t actually as effective as we all think? A new study suggests that brainstorming sessions have a better reputation than they may deserve.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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The management tip you learned in university (but probably forgot to use)

Christina Bruce| Apr 11, 2012 10:42 am

Senior management can be hard to get a hold of. So what if there was an easy way to free up some time in that schedule? We discuss a management strategy taken right from lecture halls. Find out why you should run your company like a university professor.

Category: Hiring Advice, Management,
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Finding the ‘wow’ factor in customer service candidates

Julie Labrie| Apr 3, 2012 4:44 pm

What is it that makes a customer service employee really excel? We all have a calling job-wise and for some, customer service is it.Recruiter Julie Labrie offers targeted interviewing strategies to help you find those stand-out customer service candidates.

Category: Hiring Advice, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
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How to make employees hate meetings (the top 10 time-wasters)

Christina Bruce| Mar 20, 2012 9:27 am

They are a necessary evil in most organizations. Meetings, however, can take on a life of their own and become unproductive. We`ve rounded up the top ten time-wasters that make your employees cringe with every invitation. Find out what they are — and what you can do to avoid them.

Category: Management,
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Onboarding: How to survive your first day at a new job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am

Many of us change jobs (approximately five to seven times during our careers) and find ourselves coming in to new work environments. Here are some tips for surviving and making the most of those crucial first few days.

Category: Management, Recruitment Challenges,
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Controversial kisses: Some important rules of international etiquette

Jenna Charlton| Mar 13, 2012 10:24 am

Every country and culture has different expectations in regard to business customs and etiquette. Here’s a look at some of the behaviours that could land you in hot water around the world.

Category: Human Resources,
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6 biggest recruitment challenges

Christina Bruce| Mar 9, 2012 12:13 pm

What’s the hardest part of hiring today? A study reports the top six challanges facing recruiters.We take a look at what they are.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,

Candidate assessment: can I trust my gut instinct?

Julie Labrie| Feb 29, 2012 11:49 am

Your first instinct about a candidate may not always be the right one. Recruiter Julie Labrie shares six important tips for assessing a potential candidate, and qualifying that “gut” instinct.

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,