New research says your job could (literally) be killing you

Have you ever had to work for a micromanager? It can feel very demotivating. Well, it turns out that it’s even worse than that. It can actually be lethal. One of the benefits of working from home is the greater amount of autonomy that usually comes with it. Employers can see the results of your…

Study: People can’t remember the last time they wore pants

Have you noticed a number of new phrases and words entering your vocabulary lately? Suddenly you can’t turn on the radio or look at a screen without encountering a reference to ‘physical distancing,’ ‘covidiots,’ and ‘flattening the curve.’ I saw a new one over the weekend. Social media users were referring to ‘hard pants.’ It…

Is the handshake over? What should replace it?

Once considered an essential skill, a small gesture that could reveal a great deal about your character and confidence, the traditional handshake may be a thing of the past. With so many of us spending months and months staying at least two metres away from other people, how comfortable will we be suddenly clasping palms…

Your boss is probably watching every move you make – in your own home

There is a good chance that your employer is tracking your online behaviour even when you are working from home. If you are using a device that your company provided, whether it’s a phone, tablet, or laptop, you should always assume that the company is either monitoring your activities or will conduct an audit at…

Why married men earn a lot more than everybody else

Economic research has found that married men earn more money than single guys and either single or married women. It turns out that single or married women and single men all earn statistically similar wages. It’s just married men that are the outliers, earning considerably more. So, does this mean that if you’re a single…

What employers want to see in your personal brand

It’s no surprise that many Canadians are between jobs right now. While unemployment had been historically low – and still declining – before the COVID-19 crisis, the pandemic lockdown has changed all that. Of course, the restrictions are slowly starting to ease, and more and more of us are staring to look for work or…

Red flags that a work-from-home opportunity is actually a scam

The past few weeks have taught us that many jobs can be successfully done from home. There is a host of tools and resources that make remote working and communicating easy. Recent surveys have shown that many Canadians would like this trend of remote work to continue even after the economy opens back up. Unfortunately,…

Employer survey: Canada’s most in-demand jobs, post COVID-19

Are we seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Businesses and services are slowly opening up as the lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 is gradually eased. A new survey of hiring professionals in Canada has found that most are anxious to get back to work, with 70 per cent saying their first priority is…