Why You Should Encourage Your Employees to Check Facebook At Work

If you walk in to any HR conference or read any HR textbook you’ll see the phrase “work/life balance” tossed around a lot. The idea here is to make sure you and your staff maintain a good separation between work and personal life. Usually this entails making sure people aren’t overworked, giving people time off, flex hours and work from home capability when possible. Anything that helps people keep that balance in check. But at a...

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Why QR Codes are Bad for Your Recruiting

I recently saw a recruiting ad for jobs available through a website, and encouraging the reader to get more information by scanning a QR code. The ad was in the Toronto subway system which, for those not familiar with it, has no cell phone service for the majority of its route, making it nearly impossible to use that QR code. It’s great to try and engage with technology when recruiting. Technology, like QR codes, web ads, Twitter...

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