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…

The 10 best jobs in Canada for 2019

Hard on the heels of the recent CareerCast list of the worst jobs to have this year, the team over at Canadian Business magazine have compiled the flip side. They have just published their annual report on the best career paths to follow in this country. Most of the top spots are positions in STEM…

The worst job in the world for 2019?

It isn’t great to be a taxi driver right now. The jobs ranking team over at CareerCast have just released their annual report on the best and worst career paths to be in. Much like last year, taxi drivers fall at the bottom of the list. It’s not difficult to see why. The job itself…

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…

Canada sees largest single month job creation on record

The Canadian economy added 107,000 new jobs in April – the single greatest one-month jump in employment ever recorded since Statistics Canada began tracking this data in 1976. Those were the findings of the latest Labour Force Survey, released this morning. Year-over-year, employment grew by 426,000 jobs – with more people working full-time (+248,000) as…

11 items to always have on hand when networking

Networking is the most important element of a successful career and job search. You have to meet people to get ahead in this world. The more people who know and like you, the better. You don’t just network at so-called “networking events.” Your whole life is actually a networking event. You never know who you…