Two men talking over coffee

Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.

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Revealed: Which days do most people show up to work with a hangover?

Peter Harris| Mar 14, 2014 10:53 am

When do most people show up to work with a hangover – or not show up at all because of one? Surprisingly it’s not the Monday after the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Here’s when we’re binge drinking – and how to avoid a hangover.

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Justin Bieber looking cocky on TMZ

Career lessons from Justin Bieber

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 13, 2014 8:27 pm

Justin Bieber is basically behaving like a complete jerk. Here are some career lessons he can teach you.

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9 ways you’re undermining your children’s chances of becoming leaders

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 13, 2014 8:09 pm

Engaging in these behaviours can hurt your child’s odds of growing up to lead and do great things. You are likely guilty of at least a few.

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Manpower Employment Outlook - Q2 2014

Canadian hiring for the spring – Where the jobs will and won’t be created

Peter Harris| Mar 11, 2014 9:35 am

A new survey of the hiring intentions of Canadian employers across the country reveals which regions and industries are expecting growth – and where the hiring is slowing down.

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Nerd confesses crush on coworker

‘Nerd’ confesses crush on a coworker – in an all-company email

Peter Harris| Mar 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Help Desk Specialist and self-described ‘IT nerd’ never had the courage to tell the girl over in the finance department that he had a crush on her. And so he wrote it in an email to over 1,000 people.

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Who goes through the door first? A refresher guide to workplace protocol

Colleen Clarke| Mar 10, 2014 10:52 am

Career expert Colleen Clarke takes us through the basic rules of workplace manners. How many of these etiquette guidelines still apply in the modern office – and is it time to bring more formality back to work?

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Employment in Canada hols steady

Canadian job market: The top trends in job creation and hiring for spring 2014

Peter Harris| Mar 7, 2014 10:05 am

Job creation in Canada remained relatively flat last month, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.0%. With that in mind, the team takes a look at some key trends in hiring, to see where most of the new opportunities are.

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Top jobs available for entry-level candidates

The top twenty entry-level jobs that are hiring right now (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Mar 7, 2014 10:02 am

The Workopolis team decided to take a look at for which jobs employers are actively seeking student and entry-level candidates right now. Here’s where the opportunities are – with or without a university degree.

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8 reasons why you should hire a waitress at your law firm

Melissa Allen| Mar 6, 2014 9:45 pm

Here are 8 reasons why you should hire that barista or bartender. They could just be your next star performer.

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