The best places to work in Canada for 2021

Sure, it would be great to land a new job at an employer that offers great benefits, an awesome workplace culture, and the opportunity to acquire new skills. But how can you find those companies? Fortunately, the list of Canada’s top employers has just been released by the folks at the Globe and Mail. The…

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: Workers confess what they are really up to during virtual meetings

Remember meetings? Those time-consuming get togethers that would interrupt your work several times throughout most days at the office? While we did like to grumble about them, regular business meetings did have their advantages. Many of these benefits are becoming clearer now that the vast majority of meetings have gone virtual because of COVID-19. For…

Your desk job isn’t as mind-numbing as you think

Ever feel like you might be mindlessly going through the motions at your desk? Filling out TPS reports, reading memos, and getting hit with unnecessary Reply-All emails… It turns out that it’s actually good for your brain. People who work in office or desk jobs are at a lower risk of cognitive decline later in…

New research says your job could (literally) be killing you

Have you ever had to work for a micromanager? It can feel very demotivating. Well, it turns out that it’s even worse than that. It can actually be lethal. One of the benefits of working from home is the greater amount of autonomy that usually comes with it. Employers can see the results of your…

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…

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…

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…