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The quality you should be looking for in new hires but aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein | Sep 25, 2014 5:02 pm

New research shows what “soft skills” employers value most in new hires. One that’s at the bottom of the list should be moved up.


Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,

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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.



Category: Small Business,
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Women are better than men at reading other people

Peter Harris| Feb 5, 2013 4:44 pm


Many of us have suspected this all along, but now it has been confirmed. New research demonstrates how women can read and accurately interpret other people’s feelings much faster and easier than men can.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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The one thing that trumps getting a raise

Christina Bruce| Jan 29, 2013 11:25 am


What do Canadians want more than a pay raise? The answer might surprise you. A survey sheds some light on what employees really want.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
6 signs you made the wrong hire

6 signs you made the wrong hire

Christina Bruce| Jan 24, 2013 10:29 am


The first three months are always critical. If you haven’t made the right hiring choice, it’s in this time period that you can easily part ways. So how can you know if you’ve made a mistake? There are certain little clues that can be big warning signs of major problems to come.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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Fakers fired: The worst ever stories of employees pretending to work

Christina Bruce| Jan 18, 2013 9:56 am


From a man who outsourced his own job to China, to a lawyer who billed for time spent in bed with a client, we’ve rounded up the most spectacular stories of employees getting paid for not really working.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Who wins: early birds or night owls?

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2013 11:31 am


Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional workplace has a bias towards morning people. However, with more and more companies being flexible about schedules, is that still the case? We take a look at whether it’s finally better to be a night person, or if the early risers still come out on top.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Employers share the worst sick day excuses they’d ever heard

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 14, 2013 9:50 am


It’s flu season again, and lots of people are getting sick. However, not all of those empty desks around the office are due to legitimate illness. In a recent Workopolis poll roughly 50% of users admitted faking a sick day. Here are some of the worst excuses that bosses have heard.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Recruitment resolutions: 3 hiring commandments for 2013

Christina Bruce| Jan 11, 2013 12:54 pm


We all like to begin the year with a fresh start and a resolution or two. Here are some recruitment resolutions you should consider for 2013.



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