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
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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
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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
Bearded man in an office

Somewhere between four and 100 words you should never use in your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 10:24 am


It can be a struggle to make a real impact with your job posting and cut through the cacophony to appeal to the real talent. And there are things employers and hiring managers do that make the situation worse for themselves. How you word your job posting matters – a lot.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Happy team

Six steps to inspiring loyalty in your employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 01:11 pm


Retaining talent can be a challenge these days. Here are six ways to get your employees to stay.



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

How to find the communications skills you need in candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 2, 2015 04:31 pm


In Canadian online job ads, “Communications” is the single most requested skillset by employers. But that is a broad term. What does it mean, and how can you communicate your needs to candidates?



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
Woman looking askance at someone at her office door

10 hiring mistakes you will regret

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 12, 2015 05:34 pm


We will all make decisions that we will regret. But avoid making these hiring mistakes and lessen your pain later.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges