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Private no more? Social networking and the hiring process

There was an interesting article in the Globe and Mail about the consequences of using such social networking sites as Facebook and MySpace during the hiring process. Many people who post on these sites have no idea how much of their private information becomes accessible to complete strangers because they don’t use the security and privacy […]

 

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How Important Is Pay To Find and Keep Employees?

We’re often asked how important pay is to find and keep employees in your company. What we find is that you must pay your employees fairly based on market conditions, but you can never win if you compete based on money alone. We think an excellent and very public example is going on in the National […]

 

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Gift Cards – An Effective Employee Incentive tool?

Recently, we were contacted by Incentive Magazine to comment on an article they were working on regarding giving gift cards to employees as a motivation and incentive tool. The article has now been published and can be viewed online. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find out what Andreas Hesse had to […]

 

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2009 Pay Raises Expected to Beat Inflation

Mercer Canada conducted a nationwide survey, and found that on average, Canadian employers plan to give pay raises of 3.8 per cent in 2009, as compared with 4.0 per cent in 2008. (more…)

 

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Would You Suspend Tiger Woods If He Couldn’t Speak English?

I saw an interesting sports story today.  According to Sportsnet, the LPGA “will require golfers to speak English starting in 2009, with players who have been members for two years facing suspension if they can’t pass an oral evaluation of English skills. The rule is effective immediately for new players.” This is interesting from an […]

 

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