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Improving Corporate Hiring

The Truth About Grit

Modern science builds the case for an old-fashioned virtue – and uncovers new secrets to success Grit: The Top Predictor Of Success By Josh Linker in Fast Company Why do some companies consistently outperform their competition? Why do some people become champions while others fall short? What skills do you need to improve to reach…

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Find Passion in your Work

What is it that motivates you at work? Are you able to be creative, productive and happy? Research shows there is a correlation between performance and your passion for what you do. Harvard Business Review dives deeper into Talent, Passion and the Creative Maze, when looking at improving corporate hiring. Talent, Passion, and the Creativity…

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How to build an A team from the ground up

The following article by Wallace Immen was published int the Globe and Mail on February 12, 2011. Ann Rhoades has a simple and firm formula for building a strong corporate culture: “You should only hire A players and if someone isn’t playing an A game, they aren’t worth hiring or keeping.” As hiring manager for…

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Mapping Canada’s math skills reveals huge disparities

Numeracy remains critical to Canada’s future productivity and the prosperity of its citizens. A new map produced by the Canadian Council on Learning revealed huge disparities in financial literacy between communities in Canada. This research draws on a landmark survey which suggests that 55% of adult Canadians are lacking in basic numeracy skills. The detailed…

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Mentoring: A selfless act that pays personal benefits

Executives who act as mentors receive a lot in return, a Canadian survey has found. The poll of 270 chief financial officers found 54 per cent had become a mentor for an employee in their organization, either formally or informally, at some point in their career. Of those that did, 54 per cent said their…

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Startups Need To Hire A Recruiter…Now

By Jeff Bussgang. Published on Business Insider on April 29, 2011. The unemployment rate in America is hovering around 9%. But if you are a competent engineer, sales executive, online marketer or general manager in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston, or other startup hotspots, the unemployment rate is 0%. The talent market has gotten as competitive and…

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The High Cost of Low Morale — and What To Do About It

Morale is a state of mind which involves feelings and emotions.  Created within each employee, it is often considered an elusive quality.  It involves the attitude and perception towards the job, work environment, team members, managers and the organization on a whole.  Positive employee morale is usually exhibited by confidence, discipline and willingness to perform. …

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The Essential Skill of Numeracy

Rapidly growing technological advances are making the need for numeracy skills more critical within the workplace. With greater numbers of workers engaging in more sophisticated tasks, numeracy is recognised as an essential employability skill. Also, it has been acknowledged as a potential employment equity issue, as adults with poor numeracy skills are more likely to…

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Employer, will you marry me?

This article discusses a study that found after years of thinking of themselves as free agents, a growing number of employees now want a lifetime committment with one organization. Josh Orzech had been a classic job hopper, moving through five positions at five employers in 13 years. Each time he reached the two-year mark, he’d…

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Ensuring the Right Hire – A Recruitment Plan

After a hard hitting recession left traumatic down-cycles in many industries, recruiting efforts are now on the rise, fuelling labour growth within organizations.  Economists sense that the worst of the recession is over and this is increasingly being reflected in the Canadian labour market. According to its latest survey, CareerBuilder.ca reported companies across most industries…

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