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…

The Canadian workplace: What’s in and what’s out for 2020?

A new survey of senior managers across Canada has revealed their changing opinions of some do’s and don’ts for the modern workplace. While certain behaviours are still frowned upon, nearly all of the participants (90 per cent) agreed that their organization has become more informal over the past decade. Casual dress, tattoos and piercings, swearing…

The worst workplace holiday gift I ever received

Have you ever received a holiday gift at work that was so bad it made you want to find a new job? I have. The holidays can be awkward with their workplace gift exchanges. Who do you have to buy for? How much do you spend? How personal should it be? In ‘Secret Santa’ draws,…

Study: The one personality trait that strongly predicts your overall success

Great news. According to new research, the number one determiner of how successful you will be is a character trait that you can choose to demonstrate. A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that one of the big five personality traits is the most likely predictor of your performance and occupational success. Fortunately…

The case for a four-day work week just got a lot stronger

What if every weekend was a three-day weekend? Well, there is new evidence that a four-day work week can be a huge benefit for both workers and the company’s bottom line. Numerous studies have shown – and you’ve probably noticed in your own experience – that a great deal of time gets wasted at work….