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  • Ford of Canada to recruit for more than 1,000 jobs

    Ford of Canada will be offering additional competition to employers in the auto sector. The firm said Wednesday that it plans to beef up its Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario by more than 1,000 hourly jobs as part of a growth initiative.

  • Lighter side: Graduate channels David Brent

    After 100 rejections, a frustrated job seeker in the UK has channelled Ricky Gervais to impress would-be employers.

  • Lighter side: People who screwed up their one job…

    From recruitment ads that need a good proofing, to suggestive company logos that beggar belief, these workplace fails had us chuckling.

  • Does your former bad boss still haunt you?

    You may be rallying against a former boss in your current job –sabotaging your own career in the process.

  • How to prepare your workplace for the Ebola threat?

    The Ebola virus has made its first appearance outside the African continent, with a Liberian traveler in Texas testing positive. The chances of the virus coming its spread in North America are exceedingly low, say experts, but it’s worth launching a preparation program to allay fears among your workers.

  • Communicating to engage and retain

    Improving company culture is one of the best ways to boost engagement and retention, but it can’t be a top-down approach. HRM learns how Air Canada did it.

  • Top five ways to create a disability-friendly workplace

    How best to provide for employees with disabilities? According to an ongoing study by the Job Accommodation Network, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, accommodations not only provide positive impacts to the workplace, but are also surprisingly low cost. Direct benefits include employee retention, increased productivity, cost containment around employee training and an increased attendance rates.

  • Should the minimum wage be increased?

    You might be surprised by the corporate players answering ‘yes’ to that question and what those answers could mean for HR.

  • Canadian business owners report heightened confidence

    Are happy days here again? They may well be on the way, according to the semi-annual BMO Small Business Confidence Report released this week. The BMO Financial Group report, which produces an index score measuring the level of confidence small business owners have in the economy as well as in their business prospects, is based on several key indicators. These include growth expectations, economic outlook, performance predictions and investment plans.

  • How to connect your team to the bigger picture

    To create a strong, dynamic and productive team culture, you need to connect your employees to something bigger than themselves.