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Cherry Picking The Best People No Longer An Easy Feat For Employers

By Sandra Upeslacis / December 1, 2009

One weekend in March, I cried into my bowl of Cheerios as I sorted through 300 cover letters and job histories of qualified communicators desperate to find work. At my company, NATIONAL Public Relations, we weren’t on a hiring binge, but we did have the luxury of choosing the best of the best for any positions that were available.


Positive energy breeds positive results

By Sandra Upeslacis / May 7, 2009

“I’m tough but fair,” some bosses like to say. What does that signal to an employee? For some, it means the supervisor has high expectations and rewards good work. To others, it means the boss is unpleasant to deal with, makes unrealistic demands and rarely acknowledges the achievements of others.


Like it or not, women rule communications consulting

By Sandra Upeslacis / March 4, 2009

“You’ve come a long way, baby!” For the communication business, that tagline has even more meaning than the old Virginia Slims ad that got scores of women hooked on smoking. In Canada, women rule communications consulting and it’s time the industry acknowledged it.