Do jerks really get ahead at work? New research has the answer

You’ve probably heard that ‘nice guys finish last.’ It’s a cliched sentiment that implies you have to be ruthless to get ahead. That’s why we see so many stereotypical jerk bosses in pop culture. It’s a good story. The nice guy (or gal) underdog held back by their own common decency while people who are…

Survey: Remote workers admit to slacking off (and worse)

Can you resist the temptations and distractions available when working from home? Staying productive in the relatively unsupervised environment of your home office takes discipline. You have your household projects nearby, your family at home, and easy access to all your entertainment devices. With many more people teleworking right now, it seems that many are…

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…

Workplace dating in the post #MeToo era

Workplace romance has always happened, but can you still find love at the office in the wake the #MeToo scandals and revelations? Following the numerous high-profile scandals, people are much more sensitive to issues of sexual harassment and misconduct now. And this is a good thing. No one should ever feel pressured to endure uncomfortable…

Survey: The top ways a bad boss can sabotage your career

Having a bad boss can take its toll on your career – and your mental health. Your relationship with your boss affects your work life, productivity, and ability to succeed. If it’s a bad relationship, you’re probably not going to last long in that role. Either you are going to quit in frustration – or…