Small Business

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8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
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Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 11, 2014 07:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 9, 2014 04:26 pm


Following our first installment, here’s another list of grammar and spelling errors to avoid in all communications, lest you lead others to believe you are less intelligent than you actually are.



Category: Management, Small Business,
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Why your employees don’t trust you and how you can change that

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2014 07:24 pm


New research shows 25% of employees don’t trust their bosses. How you can turn that negative feeling around.



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 8, 2014 11:33 am


Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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The worst social media mistakes businesses make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 7, 2014 05:31 pm


A lot of people assume social media for business is easy. They assume wrong. Here are the top mistakes businesses make on social media. Are you doing it right?



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
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 best day to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 18, 2014 08:25 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,
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Ten reasons why nobody will work for you

Melissa Allen| Feb 3, 2014 09:06 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,
Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| Nov 13, 2013 07:57 pm


Reduce turn-over and cost-per-hire, while attracting the best talent and increasing retention with a strong, aligned employer and talent brand. But first, make sure you know the difference between the two, and what purpose each of them servce.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,