Five ways online training saves your company money

While research supports the growing value and engagement employees find in online learning opportunities, many companies currently find themselves at the crossroads of deciding whether to abandon their traditional training practices in favor

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How to incorporate gamification into HR

From recruiting to training and development, gamification is beginning to take its place in the world of human resources. Simply put, gamification is the process of incorporating game elements like win-lose psychology, mechanics

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Five ways to motivate staff to complete courses

Your company may embrace continual learning for its employees and as a human resources professional, you may have helped establish an exciting array of courses to help them grow their skills and careers.

Published on: May 15th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How to get your employees to buy into mandatory training

Contrary to what your mother might have told you, most workers do not consider learning as its own reward. Many trainers have faced a group of sullen students, people who feel overburdened to

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Will a robot be hiring your next employee?

The issue of whether robots can recruit better than humans is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. For quite a few years, recruiting software, (known as applicant tracking systems or ATS for

Published on: December 24th, 2014 Roz Bahrami

Jingle Bells in 134 sounds, looped 1,256 times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r6FQF5aapQ As far as Christmas songs go, "Jingle Bells" is as familiar as they come - but you've probably never heard it quite like this. Toronto-based company Klick Health has launched its own

Published on: December 11th, 2014 Candice So

How the Canadian workforce will change by 2020

Believe it or not, we're almost halfway through the decade with 2015 being right around the corner. Put in that way and trying to predict what challenges companies will face with the Canadian

Published on: November 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Not posting your job opportunities on social media? You may be missing out on awesome employees

If you’re not using social media to find your next hire, you might be missing out on some really great talent. That’s the finding of a new report from recruiting firm Hays Canada,

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Candice So

Can humanizing your workspace boost your employees’ productivity?

Office design has traditionally been left in the hands of finance, operations or office management. It's been regarded as a kind of box-ticking exercise. But all of that changed when Google came along

Published on: November 19th, 2014 Roz Bahrami

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Secrets of a happy, satisfied workplace

Free lunches, beer o’clock Fridays, and bringing your dog to work might be fun perks at the office. But taken alone, they can’t build a great company culture. One company that does seem

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Candice So

Working remotely works well at Telus

It’s exciting to see how technology is being leveraged to drive leading edge HR management practices and significantly change work structure options. Faced with millennial’s desire for greater flexibility in work hours/location and

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Marylka Empey

3 tips for finding a good channel solutions provider

Big data, streamlining business operations, generating revenue, integrating systems together – once upon a time, buying solutions for these business needs was mostly the territory of the CIO and IT department. But nowadays,

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Candice So

When migrating away from cloud is the right thing to do

Sometimes it can pay to buck the trend. That's what Evanston, Ill.-based Presbyterian Homes found when it decided to move away from a cloud services set up for its HR department and to

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson