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Identifying and Retaining Key Talent

Since 2009 companies have been forced to hunker down and ride out or even survive the most recent downturn in the economy.  This meant cutting all unnecessary costs ranging from the marketing budgets to laying off employees.  Most common HR cuts have included minimal to zero merit increases, limited bonuses, …

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Key Drivers to Outsource HR

With 2009 coming to a close, many small businesses across Canada are starting to feel the effects of a turbulent year ease off, and they’re starting to look for ways to reign in costs and prepare for better days in 2010.  A hot trend in the small business market is …

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The Implications of Rehiring an Employee

Many companies rehire employees who have worked for them in the past.  Typically, they have a “Re-employment Policy” which details the privileges that will be re-instated (i.e. benefits, vacation, and seniority).  However, they may not have considered the obligation regarding severance pay should the renewed relationship not work out. The …

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12 Ways To Conduct A Great Interview

Six Pixels of Separation posted an informative list of 12 Ways To Conduct A Great Interview which is definitely worth a read before your next interview.  We all have our own interviewing styles, but it doesn’t hurt hearing someone else’s perspective.  Not to take away the post’s thunder, but I’ve included …

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Strangers at a Cocktail Party

37signals put up an interesting analogy advocating hiring slow to prevent a ‘Strangers at a cocktail party‘ situation.  The post likens work collaboration in an office with lots of new people continually coming in, to being like a cocktail party of strangers – lots of small talk. But imagine a …

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Forget the Resume, Kill on the Cover Letter

Here is a great article that speaks to the importance of a good cover letter.  I liked that it plainly says anyone can make a good/decent resume (though I’m sure our recruiters might disagree), not everyone can write a stellar cover letter. Forget the resume, kill on the cover letter …

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50 Best Employers to Work for in Canada

The newest listing of the 50 Best Employers to Work for in Canada has been posted, and its a good list.  Of particular interest is this synopsis of how the top five did it – it seems to all come down to communication, teamwork and mutual-respect between management and employees.

Hiring the Net Generation

I read an interesting article on BusinessWeek this morning; a couple of lines stuck out to me in particular. Once the recession is over, the smart companies that have hired top young talent will be in a prime position to survive the next war: the war for talent. As one …

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