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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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