HR Blogs

A collection of our most recent articles on HR

Why I Broke My Golden Rule of Internships

The 10 factors in play that helped me pick a company for an ideal intership... And return to...

Melody Habbouche- April 18, 2019

Employee retention metrics: The 5 metrics you should be measuring

Employee retention is an important priority for organizations. The right set of employee retention...

Mark Brownlee- January 14, 2019

How to Reduce Cost Per Hire Without Sacrificing Quality

You want to reduce costs and notice the “cost per hire” figure on your Klipfolio dashboard....

Ben Mulholland- September 24, 2018

Get the HR out of OKRs

There are two separate issues here: First, what are the organization’s OKRs? Second, how do we...

Brett Knowles- September 19, 2018

Get the HR into OKRs

Objectives and Key Result (OKR) solutions need a combination of technical factors (procedures,...

Brett Knowles- September 19, 2018

How to make the most of your interns and student hires in a tight employment market

Having a hard time finding workers in a tight employment market? Students and interns are a good...

Allan Wille- September 12, 2018

Why Klipfolio is a great place to work: Our interns tell their stories

Want to know if your company is a great place to work at? Ask your interns. Here’s what Klipfolio’s...

Klipfolio Dev Interns- September 28, 2017

Why diversity and inclusion are so hard to get right

Many tech companies worry — rightly so — about diversity. Diversity and inclusion are hard to...

Allan Wille- August 19, 2017

Why ‘onboarding’ new employees sets a company up for success

There was a time when new employees were given a quick orientation tour, shown their desk, and left...

Jeremy Hall- March 1, 2017

A simple tip for successfully keeping knowledge workers engaged

I just finished reading Disrupt Yourself by Whitney Johnson, dubbed one of the world’s most...

Ali Pourshahid- July 16, 2016

How corporate digital signage is improving communication in the workplace

If you’ve ever ordered a meal from a fast food restaurant, chances are you’ve chosen your meal from...

Sonia Darlison- August 9, 2016

How to survey your employees – and why it’s so important

We just conducted our first-ever full employee survey. We put a lot of thought into how it was put...

Allan Wille- June 30, 2016

Do initiatives to get more women into tech really work?

Earlier this year, four women from Klipfolio became mentors in the local edition of the...

Allan Wille- May 13, 2016

We’re hiring. Six ways we seek out new employees.

It’s not as easy to find new employees as it used to be. The Ottawa tech sector is picking up, and...

Allan Wille- April 8, 2016

What you need to do when an employee quits – and why

Eventually, one of your employees will quit. If you’re a young company, the first departure –...

Allan Wille- April 1, 2016

Why giving employees time off is a good thing – and how we manage it over the holiday season

We’ve always fostered a work culture that values balance. Work hard, and then go home and think...

Allan Wille- December 18, 2015

How office seating arrangements affect the energy and efficiency of your business

It pays to spend time figuring out who sits next to whom in your office. Judicious desk placement...

Allan Wille- May 8, 2015

How having more employees changes your company

The more employees you have, the less ‘personal’ your relationships with your employees become....

Allan Wille- May 1, 2015

What I learned about hiring - and what every new manager needs to know

Check references. Test for knowledge as well as values. Hiring the right people will make your...

Allan Wille- April 17, 2015