Kickstart your career: The 10 most in-demand entry-level jobs right now

Let’s face it. June 2020 is a strange time to be graduating from school and looking to launch a career. Much of the economy is still shut down, companies aren’t holding face-to-face job interviews, and – even if they were – it’s hard to make a professional first impression when you haven’t had a haircut…

The personality traits that elevate your social status

Certain personality traits and behaviours may have a big influence on your social status, according to a study by evolutionary psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study of 2,751 individuals in 14 countries identified universally valued qualities that can help a person climb the social ladder all over the world. The researchers…

Working moms are dealing with a lot right now

A new study has found that working moms have been doing most of the childcare and household chores while still working from home. While some areas of the economy are reopening as society adjusts to a new normal, parents are still struggling to keep the bills paid and the family fed. This is made more…

Stats Can: Less than 40 per cent of Canadians can possibly work from home

The physical distancing rules we’ve all been following in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a large number of Canadians working from home, many for the first time. This sudden transition to how we do business raises interesting questions about just how many jobs can reasonably be done remotely. While…

Survey: What will summer vacations look like for Canadians in 2020?

Well, the warm weather is finally here. After the long Canadian winter, the summer months are when many of us plan to take our vacations. Serious business generally slows down for July and August as the kids are off school and workplaces run with a skeleton crew. This year will be a little bit different….

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…