Men get bigger raises than women from North American SMEs: study

In the quest for equal pay for equal work, it appears North American small businesses still have some work to do with new data on employee compensation from social human resources management software

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Valve’s secret to HR success

Valve Corp. is well known for the phenomenal success of its games but its unorthodox management structure has largely remained a mystery – until now. After a copy of Valve's employee handbook was

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Rypple relaunched by Salesforce as Work.com

Rypple, the Toronto-based cloud human resources management software acquired by Salesforce.com in December 2011, has been relaunched today as Work.com. Announced from Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference underway in San Francisco, Rypple's technology is

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

B.C. tech sector expects to create 3,000 new jobs

British Columbia technology companies expect to generate at least 3,000 new jobs this year, according to a recent survey of the sector. The forecast represents a five per cent increase over last year's

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Networking skills are tops in 2012 IT hiring growth spurt

The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring , but most companies still aren't expanding.Robert Half Technologies, a national recruiting firm that has been conducting

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau

Why Apple fired Samuel Crisp for Facebook posts

9to5Mac got hold of the document and published it in full. It made its decision to publish it in order to clear up the matter of the sacking of Samuel Crisp, an employee

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Ben Camm-Jones

HR managers are buying into the cloud

Headhunters are heading for the cloud. Over half of human resource managers polledin a new global survey are using orplan to adopt software as a service (SaaS) this year, according to astudy by

Published on: September 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

How to do a social background check the legal way

As more people create Facebook profiles (500 million and growing), and sign on to the many social media sites available today, hiring managers are finding they have new opportunities to get background information

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Joan Goodchild

Blog, brag and boost your career with self-promotion

Self-praise is at best unbecoming, and at worst a sin. "We're told by our families, our teachers that nobody likes a braggart," says Peggy Klaus, workplace communication expert and author of BRAG! The

Published on: May 24th, 2010 Stephanie Overby

Learn handy leadership lessons from ‘Undercover Boss’

With the Olympic fanfare over, I finally had the chance to watch Undercover Boss, CBS's (CBS) new reality TV show about corporate executives who go undercover to observe first-hand what's happening on the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Longo’s takes a fresh approach to workforce management

Steve Vetrecin was tired of juggling three computer systems to manage his staff at Longo's Wyecroft location in Oakville, Ont.A store manager at Ontario grocery chain, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.. Vetrecin was

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Free online game trains managers to unlock immigrant talent

Facebook may be blamed for lost productivity at many companies, but a game that imitates it promises to help train managers on how to work with immigrants. TalentNetis a free and educational game

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Watching tawdry TV is one thing, discussing it at work is quite another

If you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, you've probably seen the sketch, "Dick in a Box," featuring comedian Andy Samberg and singer Justin Timberlake. It's a spoof on a music video for

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

El Salvador

Known among North American tourists as a low-cost vacation spot, El Salvador today is an ideal destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) as well, according to global research firm Datamonitor.The country offers huge

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano