Just hired a millennial? Good luck! They’re intriguing and mystifying creatures, impossible to understand or decode like extraterrestrial lifeforms. You’ve recognized their talent and decided to add one to your squad (as they would say) – but you’ll need to onboard them the millennial way, with the welcome basket for millennials. Here’s what’s inside the basket: Read More
For the past 19 years, Canada’s Top 100 Employers has compiled a list of the leading employers in their respective industries. The evaluation consists of eight standard selection criteria used to determine winners. Let’s dive into the eight criteria to see what the best companies practice. Read More
On this Halloween, don’t be the office trick – be a treat.
As the creepiest day of the year creeps upon us, our new grads and newcomers need to know the Halloween do’s and don’ts, because office Halloween parties can be scary. If you’re new to corporate Halloween etiquette, these are some do’s and don’ts you need to remember this October to survive: Read More
It’s time to tackle employee engagement. Conduct your research and gather strategies to boost team morale and maximize productivity.
Implement flex hours? Give extra vacation days? Team competitions and contests outside the office? All great ideas, but alone, they won’t work long-term. Rewards and perks are wonderful to offer, but that’s all they are: rewards and perks – temporary stopgaps designed to slow the drowning of a disengaged team sinking deeper and deeper. Think of the time Bart Simpson clogged the flooding submarine’s pinhole leak with his new, fancy earring – but in this scenario, you have a cantaloupe-shaped crack with only an Employee of the Week plaque in hand. Read More
I graduated in business management from Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management and engaged in a lot of extra-curricular activities through student-run organizations. I was involved with the Ryerson University Finance Society (RUFS) and the Human Resources Student Association (HRSA), serving as HRSA President in my last year. You also may have seen me playing basketball on campus at Kerr Hall or lifeguarding at one of the City of Toronto pools. Read More
In anticipation of the approaching National Matchmaker Day, we’re blogging a two-part series on matchmaking for employers and matchmaking for jobseekers.
You’ll spend as much time around your new employee as you will with your significant other. You’ve prepared a set of questions you’ll ask the candidate on the first interview. You hold core values you’re looking to find in that person. You have a type in mind (Foodie? Traveller? Gym rat? Tech whiz?) If you say you don’t, you’re probably lying. Read More
Whether you planned a road trip with the kids across the province, or scored a sweet deal across the ocean and saved thousands, you’re still going to pay – through emails, voicemails, and exhausted males and females who covered for you. So, if you scheduled one last getaway before the September hiring spree, follow these strategies to discourage yourself from skipping your next vacation: Read More