How to handle a bully at work

A reader reached out to me through our Twitter channel. She wanted to know how to deal with a bully at work. Apparently, there is a manager from another department who consistently raises his voice in meetings to angerly intimidate other people into not disagreeing with him. It is creating a hostile and fearful work…

15 rules for professional texting

Most of us communicate by text a lot these days. Research shows that texting is preferred over calling and email by a vast majority of millennials and that most people under age 50 are sending and receiving texts daily. It’s a communication method that grew quickly in popularity, and only in recent years has become…

The 10 highest (and ten lowest) paying jobs in Canada

Statistics Canada released its top 10 list of the most talked about stories of last year. Coming in on number two on the list was their data on employment in Canada. (The number one story was cannabis.) The big employment story was Canada’s lowest unemployment rate in 40 years at 5.6%, but Stats Can’s regular…

Unemployment in Canada reaches a new 40-year low

A lot of Canadians started new jobs last month. Those are the findings of the latest job numbers from Statistics Canada, released this morning. The economy added over 94,000 jobs in November, bringing the national unemployment rate in this country down to 5.6 per cent. That marks the lowest level that the unemployment rate has…

Why you’re probably going to want to change jobs in 2019

If you want a raise, next year might be your prime time to look for a new job. A new survey of Canadian employers reveals that most are putting their resources into offering higher salaries to new hires – while existing staff will only receive minimal increases. The survey conducted this fall by the recruitment…

Three tips for negotiating a higher salary

The current labour market in Canada favours job seekers as employers are struggling to fill job openings. The low unemployment rate we’re experiencing has companies increasing the salaries they are offering in order to attract staff. So, if you are changing jobs in the near future, this is a great time to negotiate a better…