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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What you can learn from reading between the lines of a resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 26, 2014 8:58 pm

You can learn things about a candidate that they don’t know they have revealed by reading between the lines. Hiring managers share their tips.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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Eight ways to boost employee engagement for free

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 26, 2014 3:18 pm

If you can’t afford pool tables and free drinks on Friday afternoons, you can still motivate your employees to be engaged in their work. Here’s how.

Category: Human Resources, Management,
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How employers might be overlooking the perfect candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2014 7:47 pm

In culling the herd of candidates by immediately rejecting these people, you might be skipping over the ideal employee. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Take a second look.

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
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Sedentary careers are deadly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2014 7:23 pm

If you’re sitting for several hours a day, you are putting your health and life at risk. How can we combat all that sedentary time in our day-to-day work lives?

Category: Industry News & Insights,
Hiring in hospitality

What you need to know about hiring in hospitality this year

Melissa Allen| Feb 21, 2014 10:28 pm

By 2015, Canadian Hospitality predicts that Canada will need an additional 300,000 hospitality workers. Here are three quick tips to help you hire better in hospitality.

Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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The three screening questions you must ask before meeting a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 20, 2014 8:13 pm

You need to save time. Get these questions out of the way before the interview so you don’t waste time on unsuitable candidates.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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The best day to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 18, 2014 8:25 pm

There’s never an ideal time to let someone go – it’s bound to be difficult for both of you. But is there a day of the week that is better than the others?

Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Researcher explains the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Warning signs: HR expert reveals the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Feb 17, 2014 9:56 am

You have to watch carefully for certain keywords or expressions buried in job description that may sound positive at first but actually have a much darker meaning. Here are some red flags and what they really reveal.

Category: Human Resources,