HR Insights
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A CLEAR STRATEGIC PLAN WILL KEEP YOUR COMPANY ON TRACK, BUT IT’S THE PEOPLE YOU HIRE AND THE TEAM YOU BUILD THAT WILL PROPEL YOUR COMPANY FORWARD. “At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” This popular quote from Lawrence Bossidy, a former executive with General Electric, is good advice
Article Posted: June 13, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Social Media
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Article Posted: May 29, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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Article Posted: May 29, 2013
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Found In: Standards
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Keeping the Right People Exit Interviews When an employee leaves your organization, an exit interview is a helpful tool to: Identify what your organization is doing well Pinpoint areas where you can improve in your organization Confirm the skill sets, experience, and attributes needed for the job Capture useful knowledge, contacts, tips, etc. from the
Article Posted: May 29, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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The 8 Elements of a Successful Employment Brand Many organizations are starting to see glimmers of faster paced growth. As a reaction, many are becoming more aware of the need to build their employment brand as a well-managed company and good place to work. And while senior executives long ago realized the value of building
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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How Is the Online Hiring Process Different from Traditional Hiring? There are a few ways the online hiring process is different from traditional hiring selection. Some of the differences are at a real foundation level, while others are at a more “cost savings” level, if you know what I mean. Traditional hiring: Pay $ for
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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Seven Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Employee Referral Programs There are of course many different ways of going about hiring a new employee. These can include speaking to agencies, direct advertising, and even word of mouth. One such word-of-mouth route is to set up some kind of referral program. Generally this is considered one of
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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A Missed Opportunity — Failing to Use References for Recruiting Top Talent Most know references to be a tool for checking a candidate’s background, but reference-related factors can also be one of the simplest, cheapest, and effective areas for identifying top candidates. Even the best corporations that excel at recruiting routinely fail to realize that
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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Sample Reference Call Template Link to template
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
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Found In: Recruitment
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How to Spot Someone Lying During an Interview When conducting interviews as an employer, your goal is to learn more about the candidates and hire the best person for the job. For the candidate, their goal is to discover whether your position is the right fit for them and to convince you that they are
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Recruitment
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Sample Behavioural Interview Questions Link to questions
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Recruitment
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Sample Job Description Template Link to template
Article Posted: April 16, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Recruitment
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If you’re wondering whether the pay gap between men and women still exists, this chart from the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics and NPR should make it clear: it does. And it’s not just in the U.S. According to Statistics Canada, women continue to earn 70 per cent of what men earn on average annually
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Equity
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TRSM Hosted by Chris MacDonald, Ted Rogers School of Management Speakers: Mark Crestohl, AVP, Global HR Regulatory Policies at TD Bank Dan Michaluk, Partner, Hicks Morley Avner Levin, Director, Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management Watch the webcast
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Social Media
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By ZipRecruiter Deciding on a career is quite an exciting, albeit intimidating, proposition. There are numerous options abound and the correct choice is not always an obvious one. So, how do you decide? While there is no foolproof method, adequate amounts of introspection, research, and guidance should enable you to be confident in your decision.
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Job Seeking
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March 25, 2013 In a typical week I spend on average 10% of my time screening resumes, interviewing or reviewing interview notes and offers for candidates we want to join the team. Talent management is a core pillar of our company strategy and one of my most important responsibilities. I have reviewed thousands of resumes
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Job Seeking
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March 27, 2013 By Jack and Suzy Welch Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing – and avoiding – the wrong ones is too. Thus, we offer the following six common
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Leadership
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March 26, 2013 I’ve always been focused on performance. I’m a list person. I love the feeling of crossing things off. It makes me feel productive. Plus, consistent productivity has the wonderful byproduct of accomplishing more. Jeff Haden’s recent article on Linkedin summarizes the value of having a daily to-do list beautifully: You don’t wait
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Leadership
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Alright: with 2013 now upon us, it’s that time where we make our resolutions for the new year and promise ourselves this year will be different. It’s also a great time to take stock of how productive you were in 2012, and look at some of the science behind productivity and achievement. This video was
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Leadership
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Facebook and Twitter at the office raise tricky questions. Three legal experts weigh in. Nov 7, 2012 Chris MacDonald Sponsored by Queen’s MBA Yesterday (Nov. 6) as part of the Business Ethics Speakers Series I host, we held a panel discussion on “Ethical and Legal Aspects of Workplace Social Media.” It’s a topic many organizations
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Social Media
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Written by Kristin S. Johnson on March 3, 2013 With all the changes LinkedIn has rolled out in recent months, what’s a job seeker to do? I’ve heard from many people that as soon as they figure LinkedIn out, more changes pop up to learn about. It can be overwhelming! Well, you can take a
Article Posted: April 2, 2013
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Found In: Job Seeking
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TORONTO – Commenting about their employer on Facebook has grounded eight Air Canada employees, according to their union. Eight of the airline’s workers were suspended without pay, pending termination, on Monday as a result of alleged Facebook comments, said union spokesman Boyd Richardson. The employees, who are members IAMAW, Local 140, range in age from
Article Posted: March 31, 2013
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Found In: Social Media
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I received one of my most valuable and sustaining pieces of advice from my mentor Bill Moggridge soon after I started working with him in the late 1980′s. He had something called the “ten day rule” that he applied religiously to his own life and suggested strongly that I did the same to mine. The
Article Posted: March 31, 2013
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Found In: Leadership
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(MoneyWatch) Feeling like you’re always running from one thing to the next, yet not getting anything done? The problem might be how you’re viewing time, says Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author of the new book, “The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment” and founder of Real Life E, a time-coaching and training company. “If you find
Article Posted: March 31, 2013
Author: admin
Found In: Leadership