Workstyle personas are key to employee and business success: Microsoft workplace study

Whether you work best in a collaborative group or prefer a quiet space in the office or at home, everyone has a specific way they like to get the job done. With the

Published on: February 14th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canada still a ‘fast follow’ market, says ServiceNow country manager

Canada is a hotbed for tech talent, but the country is slow to adopt new technologies, especially in the enterprise space, says ServiceNow’s Canada country manager. “We do have a lot of customers

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Four things you need to know for smarter recruiting, courtesy of LinkedIn

Looking for a job can be a difficult, lengthy journey, but so can the hiring process. LinkedIn’s new report, based on a survey of more than 14,000 professionals across 28 countries, explores how

Published on: July 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian HR departments unsure they can adapt to technological change

Technology is advancing at an accelerated rate, and organizations across Canada are feeling the pressure to keep up. Approximately one in four Canadian human resource (HR) leaders are concerned with their organization’s ability

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Did security kill the line of business?

Not that long ago the Line of Business decision maker was turning the IT buying process upside down. The narrative went a little bit like this: managers in human resources, finance and marketing

Published on: November 7th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Understanding and dealing with difficult customers

All businesses, whether retail or a software firm, deal with difficult customers. These customers can be one of the worst things about a job. However, there are some key ways to speak with

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Does your LMS meet your expectations?

One of the challenges of handling employee training for international organizations is finding a learning management system (LMS) that meets the expectations of the Human Resources department. Based on a survey by the

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Six new technologies you should bring into your online training

While online training has been around for about 20 years, its popularity in corporate North America is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks largely to new technologies that promote user engagement. These include:

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How online training increases employee engagement

You have to go a long way to find any employee truly engaged with their work these days. According to Gallup's State of the Workplace report released in 2014, only 13 percent of workers

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

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