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…

Don’t use your time off to render yourself unemployable in the future

Are you and your friends keeping each other company on social media? I love my network. We’ve all been sharing such entertaining content as isolation and quarantine memes, binge watching suggestions, the challenges of homeschooling the kids, the eternal dilemma of whether or not to shower or wear pants, and the wonders of day drinking….

Three easy ways you can make your resume stand out

A great deal of the Canadian economy has slowed down right now, but that situation is temporary. Once the pandemic is over, companies are going to want to make up for lost time and productivity. Plus, as we noted, many sectors are still hiring right now – some with even increased demand for workers. Here…

Five fun ways to turn staying at home into a memorable vacation

It’s all in the attitude. When we’re overworked, overtired, and run down, the idea of having a few weeks off to hang around the house and binge watch a favourite series might sound ideal. On the other hand, being forced to stay inside, told not to interact with others or go to work can feel…

Survey: How Canadian workers are handling the outbreak so far

So how are you all holding up? It turns out that most of us are feeling okay about our current working situations. Last week we reported on a Canadian survey that our relationships with our boss and coworkers are actually improving in the era of social distancing and remote working. This morning, the team at…