Would Unlimited Vacation Fly at Your Company?

“While unlimited vacation policies have been lauded in larger companies … , the question is whether they’re plausible for smaller businesses that can’t afford to always have someone fill in for unavailable staff members. By Chad Brooks Employers have found a new way to entice top talent to their company. They’re giving employees something they’ve only dreamed about — unlimited paid vacation days....

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Two words that can change your career – literally!

The power of words is evident and especially today with social media, words can be used to promote your business or political platform, raise awareness about social issues and, unfortunately, words can also be used with the intent to hurt. Thought-leaders who discuss leadership and management skills often focus on the importance of good communication and how the power of words (or lack thereof) can make or break a culture within an...

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SocialHRCamp: The essential information

SocialHRCamp is here but do you know the best ways to participate online and in person? We are hours away from the 3rd annual SocialHRCamp Toronto and are delighted that you will be joining us for a packed day of interactive learning, awesome conversation and networking. Below are the pertinent details that you need to know about to maximize your experience. Location: Achievers Canadian Headquarters 190 Liberty Street East, suite 100...

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Mary Wright: Return on Social Media Investment – 6 ways HR can help

Let’s start by stating the obvious:  it takes time and money to create a strong Internet presence. HR must take steps to protect the company’s return on social media investment. Employers that do not have a marketing department or outside public relations, media or advertising vendor often turn to employees to run their websites and create a social media presence.  This usually means that the designated employee sets up a WordPress...

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You want to use my social media data? Sure!

Nearly one in three workers would let their bosses access their personal data, claims new report PwC’s Future of Work report suggests that accessing personal data, such as social media profiles, can help companies better measure productivity and engagement. This form of data profiling, already used by advertisers, digital signage networks and retailers to understand consumer behaviour, could become commonplace. The report was based on...

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