Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

The Parental Leave Extension: New Rules, New Costs?

Posted on January 23rd, by Julia Sustakova in HR Management, Human Resources, In The Media, Recruitment, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on The Parental Leave Extension: New Rules, New Costs?

It has been nearly one year since the federal government’s changes to maternity and parental leave went into effect, which immediately impacted many workplaces across Canada. While these effects were primarily felt in federally-regulated sectors, many observers in the human resource field speculated that the changes would eventually impact all workplaces.

If, as claimed this time … Read More »

Ten Ways to Make a Lunch Break Work for You

Posted on November 30th, by Julia Sustakova in Recruitment. Comments Off on Ten Ways to Make a Lunch Break Work for You

We’ve all heard it, and perhaps even said it, “I wish there were more hours in the day.” Eight hours (or more) to work, eight more (ideally) to sleep, throw in some coming and going, and time becomes a precious commodity. Alas, right there in the middle of the day sits a perfectly good chunk … Read More »

Where You Work is How You Work: Office Design Strategies

Posted on October 31st, by Julia Sustakova in Human Resources, Recruitment, Technology, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on Where You Work is How You Work: Office Design Strategies

When looking to boost productivity or gain a competitive advantage, businesses tend to place an emphasis on hiring practices. This makes sense, companies know full well that they are only as efficient as their staff. But once that talent is in place, how can their full potential be realized? Smart businesses will not overlook the … Read More »

Happy Office, Productive Office: Products and Concepts Aimed at Optimizing Office Efficiency.

Posted on September 5th, by Julia Sustakova in Human Resources, Leadership, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on Happy Office, Productive Office: Products and Concepts Aimed at Optimizing Office Efficiency.

Optimizing Well Being in the Workplace

It goes without saying that any company is only as good as its employees, and employees are only as good as they feel. Research has proven what is intuitively apparent, that a happy and comfortable employee is a productive employee. Some while back, we shared a general overview of various ways … Read More »

What is it about small businesses that attracts top talent?

Posted on June 22nd, by Julia Sustakova in HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on What is it about small businesses that attracts top talent?

Many job seekers are drawn to work for an SMB (small to medium sized business) over working for large corporations or other similarly large organizations. SMBs, which are generally identified as having less than one hundred employees, comprise 98% of the over 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2015). In contrast to the … Read More »