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SME’s Getting Ahead through Small Business Grants & Funding Support for Hiring in 2013

Since the advent of the information age, there has been an increasingly greater emphasis on the role that human capital plays in the strategic growth planning of small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Canada.   As a result Canadian SME’s have looked to leverage Canadian small business grants and loans programs to develop a crucial competitive [...]

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What does sustainability mean to you in 2013?

The term sustainability seems to have grown a lot of legs in the last three or four years. It used to be environment this and climate change that, now it all seems to fall under the same umbrella of the term ‘sustainability’. This is not a bad thing (In fact, I think it is a [...]

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Lay-off and growth all at the same time – confused?

Although the number of manufacturing businesses continued to decline between 2010 and 2011, (and we’re just waiting to see what happened as of June 2012) employment in the industry is rising dramatically. Labour Force Survey results for the past couple of months have shown employment numbers back in the low 60,000’s again and similar to pre-recession levels.

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Passive Candidates — How To Recruit The Ones That Aren’t Looking

You’ve probably heard by now, the hottest trend in hiring is to go after passive candidates: the top people who aren’t actively looking for another job. If you’re interested in trying the passive candidate recruiting game, you’ll have to learn a new approach.

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Top 10 Trends For Healthcare And Wellness In 2012

The healthcare industry is changing and evolving quickly, mostly out of necessity. But throughout the past year, several themes repeated themselves in the industry, giving insight into what factors will play vital roles for healthcare in the near future.

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Make Friends and Fans: Facebook 101 for Employers

Does the idea of setting up and running a business page on Facebook seem intimidating, or too time-consuming? It’s easier than you think!

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How Digital Technology is Changing the Retail Industry

First, it was social media. Now, it’s digital technology. Both of these trends have forever changed the retail industry.

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How to Prevent On The Job Fatigue

Fatigue presents an injury risk in the workplace in many different industries. Fatigue is the state of feeling very tired, weary or sleepy resulting from insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work, or extended periods of stress or anxiety.

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Employee Retention Ideas from HR Pros

As the economy revives and employees have more freedom to leave their current positions, companies may find themselves facing an exodus of talent if their employees are dissatisfied. And money isn’t the only way to retain employees. It’s often a matter of motivation and making sure your employees can sense their value to the company.
Here are 9 tips to keep your workforce engaged and happy.

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7 Ways to Support Your Contract or Temporary Employees

As more and more businesses use temporary employees for short- and long-term assignments — including in positions critical to a company’s success — managers and HR departments in businesses throughout the country are learning the importance of motivating these additions to their workforce.

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