Survey says your Canadian boss might be high

Canadian managers are more likely to be high on the job than you probably think. Cannabis (marijuana) officially became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. And there’s a one in five chance your Canadian manager will be smoking it before work. A new survey from Ipsos, commissioned by ADP Canada, has found that nearly…

Canadians are falling for this job scam. Don’t.

Here’s a hypothetical situation: You’re hired for a position at a company with no interview or meeting with them. They offer you a high paying job with a short probation period. They then ask you deposit a large amount of money into your bank account, withdraw the funds and deposit them into a Bitcoin machine….

Study says working moms can stop feeling guilty now

Working moms may feel guilty about stuff pretty much everything. We feel bad that we’re not there for our kids every single moment of their childhoods, about the money we have to spend on childcare, that our jobs might mean we aren’t giving 100% to our children and that our devotion to our children means…

These high-paying in-demand jobs require no university degree

A new class of profession called “new collar jobs” is seeing increasing demand for workers. You might want to get on the bandwagon before its saturated. The term “new collar” was coined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty in late 2016. It mostly refers to occupations in technology – such as cloud computing technicians, database managers,…

New study finds that “very unattractive” people make the most money

Well, this is a little surprising. I assume you’ve all heard about the “beauty premium,” which is the correlation between higher earnings and high physical attractiveness. It’s something we all just sort of accept as a fact. An article in the New York Times from several years ago read, “Economists have long recognized that physical…

Study finds fast track to becoming CEO

Think you need an MBA from a fancy university to become CEO? Think again. Researchers wrote in the Harvard Business Review that they conducted a 10-year study called the CEO Genome Project, in which they assembled data on more than 17,000 C-suite executives “to analyze who gets to the top and how.” Out of that…

Five things you need to cut from your writing right now

Writing is one of the most sought after skills by employers, and the ability to write well will increase your value on the job market. Businesses always appreciate good communication skills, and since much or even most communicating is written these days, writing is an important one to master. If it comes down to two…

Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Iceland is no longer just awesome for its volcanic hot springs and warm wooly sweaters. Businesses in the Nordic island country are now required by law to not only pay women and men equally, but to prove that they are doing so. This apparently makes Iceland the world’s first country to make equal pay a…