Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Workplace Wellness Programs (Part 1 – What Canadian Companies Are Doing)

Posted on May 9th, by Lougie in HR Management. 2 comments

How Healthy Are Canadian Workers?

Health and wellness programs for the workplace are not just for big companies, and are not just “employee perks”. There are numerous studies and statistics that show that promoting health and wellness in the workplace benefits both the employees and the organization.

Consider these facts about Canadian workers:

60% spend their entire workday … Read More »

How to Make High-Risk Decisions

Posted on May 5th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search. Comments Off on How to Make High-Risk Decisions

Most people think they’ll never have to make high-risk decisions, mistakenly thinking that’s why leaders are paid the big bucks. While it’s true that business and political leaders have high-risk decisions in their job description, that doesn’t mean it’s their sole domain.

Whether it’s work related or about health, education, family business, or more personal matters, … Read More »

Debunking the MBA Promise: The True ROI of MBA’s

Posted on March 22nd, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Job Search. 2 comments

The True ROI of MBA’s

For years a MBA degree had been perceived as a golden ticket to the executive fast track. Students investing $100,000 plus at the lower end Universities for an MBA degree and, top tier universities like Harvard were priced at $308,300 for a BBA and MBA.

Dilbert, Scott Adams

So is it worth it?

Studies … Read More »

March 8th – International Women’s Day

Posted on March 8th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search. 1 Comment

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”

Women in the Canadian Workforce

The … Read More »

Do credit checks really prove your job-worthiness?

Posted on February 25th, by Lougie in HR Management, Recruitment. 1 Comment

Job applicants who make the cut at TD Canada Trust get something else with their formal offer of employment: a form asking them to agree to a personal credit check.