Human Resources

Hiring a Manager? Ask These 5 Key Questions

Proven interview techniques to uncover candidates with real leadership potential

7 Ways to Build the Perfect Small Business


Size needn't dictate success. To celebrate Small Business Week, here are some crucial skills and strategies that can help you outshine the competition, sell more and build a top-notch workforce

Why Every Business Needs to Focus on Culture


Build the Perfect Small Business: Entrepreneurs may dismiss it as a foible for giant corporations or startups, but your culture can make or break your company

16 Ways to Motivate Your People Without Spending Money

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How to reward your employees on a shoestring budget

65% of Your Staff Are Thinking About Leaving

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A third of Canadian workers feel "no great loyalty" to their firms suggests a new study, while almost the same number are casually or actively considering new opportunities. What will make them stay

Why Your Staff Look So Sleepy

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More than a quarter of employees are going to work tired, according to a recent survey. How that affects employers and what they can do about it

What Would Make Most Workers Reject a Job

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A new survey suggests that 61% of Canadian employees wouldn't accept a position that didn't offer this benefit

Why You Should Let Staff Do What They Want

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Autonomy is a key factor in improving job satisfaction AND performance, according to recent research

Why You Need to Hire More Joiners

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Employees who volunteer or participate in community activities have one very important trait, a recent study finds

Why You Should Force Staff to Socialize More With One Another

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When co-workers are mandated to get to know each other outside their work, everyone wins

The Hidden Costs of Unlimited Vacation Policies


How unstructured, unlimited holiday policies can backfire, leaving companies with burned out employees and big bills instead of a well-rested workforce

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