Leveraging Value from your Academic Neighbours

By Devin Kreuger Mississauga is home to world-class educational institutions. Are you taking full advantage of the resources they offer? I’ve written previously about how local businesses can access students looking for experiential learning experiences through co-op placements, internships, and

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Storm-proofing your business (or, ‘There’s nothing like a good recession’)

By Jan van der Hoop There’s another storm coming. I can feel it in my bones. I swear, it feels like the world is getting crazier every day. Between the fighting and the terrorism, H-bomb testing, China’s economy collapsing and

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Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Principles Should Apply in HR too

By Jan van der Hoop Call it Lean, Kaizen, ISO, TQM, Continuous Improvement… after 25+ years of significant effort and umpteen variations, companies are still not benefiting from these operating principles as much as they could be. And they certainly

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It’s time to reframe (dis)ability

By Jan van der Hoop Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege to work in a couple of organizations who had the courage and good sense to employ people with disabilities. My first such experience dates back

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How the Shift to Mobile is Impacting Recruiting Needs

By Marc Belaiche and Nicole Paloucci The number of job seekers using their mobile device to search for jobs has risen significantly over the last few years. By converting your job postings to a mobile-friendly version, you can increase the

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How things change when you start with Fit

By Jan van der Hoop When it comes to hiring, we’ve all heard the old adage, ‘Hire for attitude, and train whatever’. It’s certainly not a new concept, but it’s one that’s been notoriously hard to do consistently well. We’ve

Hiring More Experienced Employees

By Marc Belaiche Some estimates indicate that Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) currently account for as much as 46 percent of the Canadian workforce. In addition, according to Statistics Canada, it is likely that one out of every

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Ever wondered what it REALLY takes to be successful at your company?

By Jan van der Hoop We have all developed our own tricks for dealing with a stack of résumés. I’ve seen my share over the years, from the fanciful (Google-like screening questions along the lines of ‘How many golf balls

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Using Social Media to your Advantage to Find a New Position

By Marc Belaiche Social media is here to stay, and when it comes to searching for a job, more people are finding opportunities through these channels. This article will give you some tips on how to use social media to

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Three simple strategies to turn the Birds of a Feather theory to your favor

By Jan van der Hoop There’s an old adage that birds of a feather flock together. We naturally prefer to surround ourselves with others who share our attitudes, values and standards. This truth of human behavior is at work in

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