Human Resources

Two women in a job interview

Nine questions to ask yourself before you hire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 8, 2015 04:19 pm

Before you hire someone, do some thorough soul searching and ask yourself these questions.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Sad business guy

If you’re not clear about career pathing, your employees will probably leave

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 2, 2015 04:44 pm

If you’re not providing a clear career path to your employees, you risk losing them, according to a recent report, which also finds that even if you think you’re providing a clear career path you’re probably not.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Sad employee getting chewed out by a manager

Five signs you need to fire the manager

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 1, 2015 04:55 pm

One bad manager can demotivate a whole team and undermine everything you’re trying to do as a business. Oddly, many organizations don’t immediately recognize the manager as the problem even when the signs are obvious. There are several possible reasons for this, one of the most likely being that the manager has been part of […]

Category: Human Resources, Management
Business team listening to their potential colleague on a job interview in the office.

Magical website provides every job interview question you will ever need

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 20, 2015 02:24 pm

We all struggle to come up with interesting and revealing interview questions. Thankfully there’s a website for that.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Woman in an interview

Honesty is overrated. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 19, 2015 04:44 pm

Ever since we were kids we’ve heard a lot about honesty being the best policy, but that is of course not always true. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Shaking hands

How you can help support refugees looking for work

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 11, 2015 02:29 pm

We’re creating an online space where new arrivals to Canada can find the tools and resources they need to help themselves find work.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights
Party scene from The Office

Stop trying to make me have fun

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 10, 2015 02:23 pm

An employees willingness or unwillingness to have fun shouldn’t affect their chances of advancement or your opinion of their performance.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
Happy family in a pumpkin patch

Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Maybe you should too

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 03:43 pm

Employees seem down and disengaged? Maybe you should consider a six-hour workday. It’s catching on in Sweden and for good reason: it works.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Gerod Roth

Would you have fired this guy over his social media post?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 02:39 pm

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child

Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman giving a presentation to her team

Six ways to successfully use social media for recruiting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 11:19 am

Are you maximizing the true potential of social for recruiting? Here are six ways to do that.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges