Increase employee retention with remote work options and workplace wellness

Employers that are seeing high turnover or failing to attract top talent might want to revisit their remote work policies and put some effort into workplace wellness programs. A new report finds that many people dislike the open concept office and want flexible work options and that workers don’t feel their employers care enough about…

Three reasons good employees get fired

People get fired for all kinds of reasons. Many of them perfectly reasonable. These include but are not limited to stealing, frequent absence or lateness, insubordination, poor performance, drug or alcohol possession at work, and posting dumb stuff on social media. But sometimes good employees are fired for bad reasons. Here are four of the…

17 tips for making new friends as an adult

It seems to get more difficult for many people to make friends as they get older. When you’re a kid you can just invite someone over to play with your toys because you happen to be in the same class at the same school. But lots of adults feel weird asking someone to hang out…

How to recover after you’ve behaved really badly

So, you behaved badly and now you’re wondering if you can recover. You threw a tantrum, yelled at someone, hurled an insult, fired off a nasty email, or made some other boneheaded move that you wish you could take back. So, you’re worried about your job, your future career, and just about everything. As one…

7 tips for acing your video job interview

Video job interviews are quite common these days. And though they aren’t actually that different from in-person interviews, they do feel different. At least for those of us who didn’t grow up with Skype and Google Hangouts. There are a couple of different ways in which video interviews are conducted. One of these is an…

When is it OK to wear leggings to a job interview?

I was just on a social media group for job seekers, and someone had posted a question about whether it is OK to wear leggings to a job interview. They would be under a dress or skirt, she said, and it was -20 degrees outside. She said she had been told that wearing leggings under…

Neuf conseils pour quitter son emploi

Certaines des questions les plus courantes concernant le marché du travail portent sur la manière de quitter son emploi. Nous avons donc pensé vous donner quelques conseils à ce sujet, p. ex. comment donner un préavis à son employeur, comment annoncer la nouvelle à ses collègues, et plus encore. Voici neuf conseils pour quitter votre…

Newfoundlanders work more hours than other Canadians

Newfoundlanders work the most hours per week in Canada, according to a new report, and the Quebecois work the least. In 2017, weekly hours worked per job averaged 35.1 hours in Québec, says a report from Institut de la statistique du Québec titled Comparative study on hours worked in Québec, the United States, and elsewhere…

Nine tips on how to quit your job

Some of the most common questions about jobs are about how to quit them. So, we thought we would offer a few tips about giving notice, how the boss should be told, whether you have to do it in person, and more. Here are nine tips on how to quit your job. Give notice Two…