Canadian small businesses want quality employees that stay off Facebook

According to a survey of small Canadian businesses by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), employers are having hard time finding quality employees that will stay off Facebook during work hours –

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian IT hiring expectations steady for the rest of the year

IT hiring for the rest of the year will likely be as steady as it was at the beginning of 2014, a new survey of Canadian CIOs suggests. According to Robert Half Technology,

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Businesses must remember developers are people too

Everyone knows the software programmer stereotype: Developers are lone hackers working late into the night, the room illuminated only by their computer monitors. They subsist on delivery pizza and Mountain Dew. They rarely

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Neil McAllister

8 ways to ensure your best employees never want to leave you

The organizations honoured as Best Places to Work are vastly different in many ways, but they tend to share an ability to keep their most productive people on board.While there's never a good

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Dave Willmer

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

LinkedIn premium account puts job seekers at top of hiring list

LinkedIn announced this week a new paid account exclusively for job seekers called the Job Seeker Premium Account. The upgrade, LinkedIn says, is intended to help LinkedIn members stand out from the crowd,

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Why younger workers shun business software and what to do about it

We can talk on and on about enterprise software ROI, TCO, upgrades, integration, delivery models, SaaS vs. on-premise, maintenance fees, but we tend to forget about usability. As in, are the employees who

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum