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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 30, 2015 9:15 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.

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Nerds lose ground. New research says jocks do better later in life.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 20, 2014 10:13 am

New research says high school jocks do better at careers and exhibit more social behaviour later in life. Nerds weep.

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“Nobody wants to see your toes:” Should you be allowed to wear sandals to work?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 7:36 pm

There are those who think your toes have no place on display at work. We discuss how to dress for the office when it’s hot outside.

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Job interview attire: Insiders reveal what to wear for jobs in their industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 10:00 am

How you dress for a job interview can make or break your chances. The appropriate getup depends on the industry, the position for which you’re applying and the culture of the company. Insiders from across sectors give us the lowdown on what works for them.

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Are piercings, tattoos a human right?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 18, 2014 8:30 pm

Alberta woman wants workplace dress codes deemed “discrimination.” How do you feel about tattoos and piercings in the workplace?

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Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 9:24 am

Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.

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Woman sexually assaulted after answering online job ad

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 7:46 pm

Use caution when searching for jobs on sites with no vetting of ads. Always check the company’s online presence and never give out your information.

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10 common phrases you’re getting wrong

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 6:13 pm

If you don’t think it’s a doggy dog world out there, you’ve got another thing coming. Let’s nip this in the butt for all intensive purposes. Does that jive with what you’re thinking?

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How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Research shows that narcissists outperform those with more humility in job interviews. Hiring managers would do well to learn to spot one before hiring them.

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The economic cost of the World Cup

Intoxication, absenteeism, and hooliganism: Employers weigh-in on The World Cup

Kevin Makra| Jun 16, 2014 1:27 pm

When half of a nation’s workforce takes the day off, and one company receives 500 doctor’s notes on a single day, employers start to get suspicious that the World Cup is taking its toll on productivity. Here’s what happens during the soccer tournament.

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