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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 15, 2014 8:25 pm

An effective employee makes you more money than you pay them. An ineffective employee costs you money. Here are five types of workers who negatively affect your bottom line, and tips on what you can do about them.

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

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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,
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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,
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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.

Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Ten reasons why nobody will work for you

Melissa Allen| Feb 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Are you having trouble filling a role? Are you making job offers and getting turned down? Here are 10 possible reasons why candidates don’t want to join your organization.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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The worst ways to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 3, 2014 3:47 pm

AOL’s Patch lets hundreds of journalists go in a conference call. Is this the worst way to get fired? Nope. We’ve got five worse ways.

Category: Management,
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Your employees are leaving because they don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 29, 2014 8:23 pm

If you seem to be losing a lot of employees, you might want to look at their managers and work environment. There is probably something you can do about it. Here are five top reasons people quit their jobs.

Category: Management,
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5 things to do now to give better performance reviews later

Melissa Allen| Jan 27, 2014 7:03 pm

Crafting an employee’s performance review is often one of those exercises left to the last minute, even though they play a critical role in shaping how the next year will play out. These five, simple tips will tell you what you can do starting now, to avoid the last-minute performance review rush next year.

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