80% of Canadians are stressed about pay

This probably won’t come as a shock to many of you, but new research finds that most Canadians are stressed out about their pay. Ceridian, a Human Resources software company, partnered with Hanover Research to survey 909 full-time, part-time, and freelance employees in Canada and find out how we feel about the pay experience. And…

First impressions matter, but last impressions may matter even more

People are always going on about the importance of first impressions and how you don’t get a second chance to make a good one. But we sometimes overlook the importance of last impressions, which are equally important, and maybe even more so. Obviously, first impressions are important. There is evidence that in the first few…

45% of people now have a side hustle. Here are some ideas for yours

Do you need a side hustle? It probably couldn’t hurt, particularly if you live in one of Canada’s more expensive areas. According to a recent survey by Bankrate, nearly half of working people in North America (45%) report doing work outside of their primary job. Many people rely on these gigs to make ends meet,…

7 reasons why someone else gets the job (and what you can do about them)

If you have been applying for job after job and going on interview after interview only to lose the position to another candidate every time, you’re probably wondering what’s up. We have a pretty good idea of why, all things being equal when it comes to skills and qualifications, an employer might choose to hire…

Should workplace hugs & kisses be banned? Some think so

How do you feel about physical contact in the workplace? Do you think hugs and kisses should be banned? That’s what nearly half of the people want in the UK, according to a recent survey. The survey by UK site Totaljobs found that three-quarters of workers (76%) want physical contact reduced, while 42% actually want…

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep can affect your job performance

Bad news for working parents and insomniacs: losing just 16 minutes of sleep a night can affect your job performance. This is according to a new study by researchers are the University of South Florida, published in Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation). The study founds that people who miss out on sleep…

What to do when nobody will hire you

We all know the job search can be exhausting and soul destroying. And this just seems to be getting worse. The employment landscape is increasingly fragmented, university degrees are decreasing in value, job tenures are getting shorter and shorter, and competition for almost every position is more and more fierce. But you have to keep…