Study finds attractive women viewed as less truthful, more fireable

If you’re a woman and you’ve been fired, maybe it’s because you’re too darn gorgeous. Attractive businesswomen are seen as less trustworthy, less truthful, and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. This is according to new research from CU Boulder and Washington State University. Stefanie Johnson, associate professor at CU Boulder’s Leeds…

The worst workplace behaviours

A recent survey provides some insight into which behaviours are most annoying to your coworkers and bosses. The study was conducted by signs.com, a customized signage company, surveying more than 800 people in both employee and management roles, on which workplace behaviours they found most irritating. “We were determined to explore the violations of workplace…

Why let someone else have the last word in an argument

We’re all going to have professional disagreements, situations in which we want to persuade someone to see our point of view or situations in which we need to defend ourselves. How we handle these disagreements can make or break our professional relationships and, ultimately, our careers. There’s one little trick I’ve learned, which can help:…

Newfoundlanders work more hours than other Canadians

Newfoundlanders work the most hours per week in Canada, according to a new report, and the Quebecois work the least. In 2017, weekly hours worked per job averaged 35.1 hours in Québec, says a report from Institut de la statistique du Québec titled Comparative study on hours worked in Québec, the United States, and elsewhere…

The one thing you can do to be happier and more successful at work

Do you want to feel less stressed and more productive, and be generally happier and more successful? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Fortunately, there’s one thing you can do to make this all a reality: Learn. New research from LinkedIn has found that if you want to be happy at your job, you should…

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…