International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.


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From undergrad to unemployed: The causes of Canada’s high youth unemployment rate

Nicole Wray| Apr 8, 2013 4:51 pm


The latest Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada shows that once again it’s the younger Canadians that are hardest hit by the country’s tight job market. Unemployment for this group has been stuck at double the national average since the start of the recession. Here’s a look at why.



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Working late makes women fat, study says

Christina Bruce| Apr 5, 2013 3:43 pm


Women working longer hours have a harder time battling the bulge, a new study finds. Are those extra hours really worth it? Find out.



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Canada sees biggest monthly job losses since the start of the recession

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2013 10:22 am


There was little good news in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost nearly 55,000 jobs in March, bringing the national unemployment rate back up to 7.2%. Where were the biggest losses?



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Credential creep: Employers requiring more and more education for almost every job

Jenna Charlton| Apr 3, 2013 10:21 am


New research shows that while many employers are lamenting the difficulty they’re having finding qualified candidates, a whole generation of educated young workers are busy leveraging their university degrees just to land gigs serving coffee.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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Attitude and appearance: Fake it till you make it for career success

Peter Harris| Apr 2, 2013 12:41 pm


In the workplace, your appearance and your self-confidence are directly related to your potential for landing promotions. The good news is that you can affect other people’s perceptions of both of these things without changing who you are. Here’s how.



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HR Survey: Younger workers act ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unprofessional’

Jenna Charlton| Mar 28, 2013 10:25 am


In more bad news for a cohort already struggling with much higher than average unemployment, a recent survey of 400 HR professionals reveals that they perceive entry-level workers are an overly entitled and unprofessional.



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Workstations gone wild: The strangest items seen around the office

Peter Harris| Mar 25, 2013 11:03 am


Your workspace is the space where you spend much of your day, so most of us like to personalize our stations. However, some people take the concept of making themselves at home to the extreme. The strangest examples?



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How to get your financial act together after losing a job

Colleen Clarke| Mar 22, 2013 1:36 pm


The shock and, sometimes even trauma, of losing your job can be a blow to your ego, your confidence, and more often than not, your wallet. Financial experts have some savvy tips for weathering the storm without going broke.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Job vacancies vs. unemployment – Where the competition for jobs is heating up

Peter Harris| Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am


Statistics Canada has released its job vacancies report comparing the number of open positions by region and industry to the number of corresponding unemployed people. Where is the competition for jobs fiercest, and where are candidates in the driver’s seat?



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