Job interview

Eight interview mistakes hiring managers make

Kim Hughes | Apr 23, 2014 7:45 pm

If you’re having trouble finding candidates who want to work with you, there’s a good chance you’re making some of these mistakes during interviews. Job seekers aren’t the only ones who can mess up a first impression.


Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,

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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,
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The five people you should never hire

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 14, 2014 7:10 pm


Trying to fill positions at your company can be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bad candidates. Here are five people you should never hire.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
is office romance okay?

Office romance is okay (until it’s not)

Melissa Allen| Feb 14, 2014 3:11 pm


Is workplace workplace romance still taboo? In most cases it’s an accepted part of life when you spend a large portion of your time working closely with people you have things in common with. Read on to learn about when it’s probably not okay to date your colleague.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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Are you destroying your business with meetings?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 11, 2014 3:03 pm


Study shows we spend over 9,000 hours in meetings over the course of our lives. Surely this time could be better spent.



Category: Management,
Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| Feb 8, 2014 12:12 pm


You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Peter Harris| Feb 7, 2014 4:19 pm


The Canadian economy recovered from December’s surprising job losses with increased employment in January. Here’s a look at the industries seeing the most significant growth right now.



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