Small Business

Man in a dunce cap

How to drive candidates away by making them feel stupid

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 3, 2015 06:14 pm


The candidate and employee experience is instrumental to your success. A bad one will ruin your reputation while a good one will enhance it, meaning you’ll attract the best and brightest.



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
Small business women planning

Five ways to become an Employer of Choice

Kevin Makra| Feb 20, 2015 06:28 pm


Making your company a great place for people to work doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it is great for business. Here are five ways to step up your talent attraction game.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
How to write job ads that attract top candidates

How to write job ads that attract top candidates

Kevin Makra| Jan 22, 2015 09:13 pm


Hiring a new employee? Taking the time to write a well-crafted job posting and carefully choosing how and when to post it, can make all the difference. Here are six sure fire ways to perfect the job ad.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
Baby ducks following the mother duck along the beach

16 ways to get more followers on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 12, 2015 09:10 pm


Social media, like all media, is an essential part of any business plan. A lot of businesses get it wrong, however. Here’s how to do it right, and get more likes and followers.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
Canada's top female entrepreneurs

Q&A: How two female Canadian CEOs turned small businesses into large ones

Angelina Irinici| Oct 27, 2014 03:24 pm


Rachel Mielke and Corrin Harper sat down with Workopolis to discuss what it takes to make it on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 list of women leaders in business.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Small Business,
Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

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,
Screenshot of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere from Pretty Woman

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,
man working on laptop typing with one finger

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,
Two men on a cliff, one reaching out to help the other

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,