Category Archives: Human resources

The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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The Politics of Business

In my role as an Employment Counsellor I got to hear many stories of why people found themselves unemployed.  For some it was simply that the business wasn’t doing well and there was not enough cash flow for them to … Continue reading

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The Interview

There are few things that spark the sweat glands in the hands more than a job interview.  The anticipation of the questions or the ‘behavioural interview’ process where the interviewer expects the applicant to have instant recall of how they … Continue reading

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Puzzling World

We live in a world of contradictions.  We are repeatedly told that stress is a killer, but we fall victim to it in all of our interactions. I was at a forum today where it was mostly managers or executives.  … Continue reading

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Proactive vs. Reactive

I have always said that in small business, especially sole proprietorships where you are a ‘one-man band’, so to speak, if you are out there seriously marketing you have little time to work in the business and if you are … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

When we hear someone talk about entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit we often think of this brave individual charging off in the world of ideas, ready to venture out on his/her own.  What we don’t think of is the employee … Continue reading

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