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How Pinterest can double your sales

Posted on July 24th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on How Pinterest can double your sales

By now, most of you have probably heard of Pinterest. But still you are debating whether it is really worth it or is it another social media time suck. According to Shareaholic, Pinterest referral rate is 3.6%. PR Daily reported that in the month of January, Pinterest had over 11 million unique visitors. Shopify reported … Read More »

The Leader’s Most Critical Role

Posted on June 11th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on The Leader’s Most Critical Role

The Leader’s most critical role.

Jim Brown

According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year.  A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees.  Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year.  That’s a pretty significant attrition rate.  And as almost half of all … Read More »

Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

What’s the workplace really like? A new survey claims women are working their tails off… and men are more likely to play hooky.
According to a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees performed by theFIt.com, 54% of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41% of men.
And, at least in one aspect, women … Read More »

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.

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There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »

Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

Posted on April 24th, by Lougie in Leadership. 1 Comment

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Certain careers such as those in the medical and legal  professions are generally considered to be prestigious and lucrative.

But there are costs – both tangible and intangible – involved in pursuing careers in these and other well-paying professions.

Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Read on to find out.

Dream Jobs Vs. Lucrative Professions

Let’s … Read More »