Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Unique Job Perks That Employees Love

In a recent national survey, 95 percent of Americans consider a job’s perks and benefits before deciding to either stay in a position or accept an offer. Attracting top talent with just a higher salary is something of the past. Leaders overcome this hiring hurdle by creating and implementing unique perks to differentiate themselves from other companies.  Here are 25 companies that are leading the way with creative perks that keep their employees more than happy.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Canadians say they are overqualified, but their colleagues are the opposite

Do you think you’re overqualified for your job? If you do, you’re in good company – almost half of Canadian workers think they’re overqualified for the position they’re in.

That’s on par with the global result from Randstad’s latest Workmonitor survey which shows an average of 47% of worldwide workers think they’re overqualified, compared to Canada’s 44%. Chinese workers were most likely to say their qualifications outstripped their position with 84% agreeing.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Facebook And Partners Launch Social Jobs App With 1.7M Listings

via TechCruch

The Social Jobs Partnership — an initiative that includes The US Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, and Facebook — is launching a new Social Jobs Application today, where recruiters can share job listings with the Facebook community.


At launch, the application includes 1.7 million listings from BranchOut, DirectEmployers, Work4Labs, Jobvite, and, which can be sorted based on industry, location, and skills.

You can visit the FaceBook Social Jobs Partnership here

Monday, November 12, 2012

Naughty workers get away with bad behaviour

Companies talk big about their values, but do they follow through with action? It seems most employees think their less-ethical colleagues are getting away with bad behaviour.

A study from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)showed that 40% of employees said “individuals whose behaviour consistently goes against the values of the organisations they work for are either left unpunished or are rewarded or promoted”.

Only a third (33%) of those asked said that individuals were reprimanded for consistent rule breaking, indicating that employers are not doing enough to ensure that their business values are being upheld.

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