The case for a four-day work week just got a lot stronger

What if every weekend was a three-day weekend? Well, there is new evidence that a four-day work week can be a huge benefit for both workers and the company’s bottom line. Numerous studies have shown – and you’ve probably noticed in your own experience – that a great deal of time gets wasted at work….

Study finds employers can determine your social status after just a few words

A new study has found that hiring managers are judging you on your social status, which they can accurately determine after hearing you say just seven words. The study, conducted by Yale researchers, found that people can accurately assess a stranger’s socioeconomic position, defined by their “income, education, and occupation status,” after hearing them say…

Job hopping is on the rise – and that’s a good thing

Job hopping is the new normal. New research has shown that older millennials (those born in the early 1980s) have already switched jobs nearly eight (7.8) times, even though they are only in their mid-careers. Statistics also show that the rate at which people are quitting their jobs has increased 25 per cent since 2013….

The 10 ‘creepiest’ careers people have – according to science

Just in time for the Hallowe’en season, here is a look at the creepiest jobs on the market. These findings come from a paper prepared for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The researchers studied the science of ‘creepiness,’ and what creepy people have in common. To determine those factors, the authors surveyed…

The most common career regrets

Regrets, we’ve all had a few. So, what are the most common career regrets? A new survey of 1,000 people, by resume service Zety, asked about career regrets, meaning now we can all learn from other people’s mistakes and avoid making the same, right? Of course! We’ve all heard that quote (supposedly attributable to Mark…

Tech skills are king: even lawyers need data analytics these days

If you’re considering going into the legal profession, you better polish up those tech skills. It’s been long considered a fact that soft skills are king. Is that changing? Maybe. A new survey has found that more than eight out of 10 people hiring legal professionals in Canada said that their hiring decisions are influenced…

Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…