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Hiring: subjective selection factors

Candidates for a job are not only judged by their skills and experience... A survey conducted by CareerBuilder among 2,076 HR professionals in the United States shows that recruiters take into account rather original factors when they have to decide between two equal candidates.


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Questions en entrevue : les candidats peuvent-ils tout se permettre ?

According to HR professionals, candidates should not be embarrassed to ask questions during an interview. Some details from the latest OfficeTeam survey. Because some questions that come up are disconcerting to say the least.


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When the French HRD advocates “neutralizing” three Christian holidays

At their annual meeting – with the theme of competitiveness and diversity – the French HRD expressed the wish to convert three of the six Christian holidays to conventional holidays.


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Romance at work – reality overtakes fantasy

  A recent study by Global Workmonitor, conducted by Randstad, lifts the veil on romance at work in the world. 400 employees in each of 32 countries analysed were interviewed on their views on the subject. The results are biased towards tolerance. Overview.


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Coworkers. . . and potentially more if they “click”

Proximity and daily exchanges, common interests, shared ambitions. . . Regardless of why people fall in love, the workplace seems to be a good place to find it.


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Job opening: Scorpios and Virgos please abstain

An English language school in China has clearly stated its refusal to hire candidates born under the Scorpio or Virgo astrological signs.


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Nearly four in ten firms not having a Christmas party

With many companies still facing tough times, Christmas parties could be a workplace casualty this year.By Aurélie Le Caignec


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What about you—What’s your biggest complaint when it comes to coworkers?

A LinkedIn survey reveals what bugs professionals the most in the workplace.


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Paid to pedal

In Europe, some employers have set up a compensation policy for employees who commute by bike.


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Canadian employees distracted by major sporting events

A recent Office Team poll reveals that the Stanley Cup is distracting some Canadian workers on the job.


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Management-approved undergarments!

From shoes, to glasses, makeup and even undergarment colour, UBS means business with its dress code. Everything from head to toe is spelled out!Management-approved undergarments!


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Boss initiates hunger strike for the right to fire an employee

The labour inspectorate refused to allow French boss Jean-François Marteau the right to fire his employee for serious misconduct, so Mr. Marteau launched a hunger strike to protest the decision.


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