Having to lay off workers is one of the most agonizing decisions a business owner or manager can make. When revenues plunge suddenly, e.g. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that choice is even more excrutiating. Staying afloat may take precedence over keeping staff aboard. Downsizing often seems like your only decision—and sometimes it […]
Just when you had mastered face-to-face job interviews, along came COVID-19. Almost overnight the virus changed basic hiring procedures. As a result, remote interviewing is the new norm. Fortunately, vetting potential staff via phone, email and video had already been on the rise, particularly in the initial screening process. Now that via video conferencing and […]
Have you done a quick inclusion audit lately? On the recruiting side, your sourcing and hiring should be close as possible to bias-free. That may not require resorting to blind recruitment – removing personally identifiable info from job applications. But it might. Being inclusive also involves accessibility, adhering to human rights standards, and hiring more […]
What to do when it might be dangerous to have your employees at work The world is in the midst of what could be one of the most significant pandemics of the century. At the very least, a disease epidemic, unlike anything the world has seen in over a decade. And it’s hitting people hard […]
Reading the tea leaves for 2020 isn’t for amateur soothsayers. Canada’s economy is turning less predictable. While things went pretty well in the first ten months of 2019, November had the most prominent employment drop in a decade.
Monster launched its annual State of The Candidate Survey to get a pulse on candidate feelings about the workplace and the future state of the job market. For the first time, Monster fielded surveys in eight global markets; the following report is of the Canadian-specific data. Here’s what the survey revealed: candidates want more from […]
Productivity is the Holy Grail of performance for management experts. Sadly, if not managed wisely, it can be a key ingredient in sweatshops. However, there are plenty of ways to raise engagement and productivity without taking advantage of your staff. Theory X and Theory Y In the ’50s, a popular performance management idea emerged. Theory […]
Determining how to hire for fit is a huge recruiting challenge — and one that can have big implications to productivity and the overall office culture you’re trying to create. For one thing, it’s easy to confuse hiring for chemistry with hiring for fit. Chemistry is when you click with the candidate in the interview […]