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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How your grammar skills affect your salary

Peter Harris| Mar 19, 2013 10:40 am


It turns out that using proper grammar can get you promoted faster and earn you higher positions at work. And some CEOs say that they won’t hire people with poor grammar skills at all… even for jobs that don’t involve writing.



Category: Life At Work,
Business Jargon

How rude: Dealing with disrespectful employers

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 18, 2013 10:26 am


Experts weigh in on the problems with employers who don’t bother to follow up with candidates after applications and interviews or who promise to make a decision but then leave you in limbo.



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How your Facebook likes are revealing private personal information about you

Peter Harris| Mar 13, 2013 4:06 pm


New research from Cambridge University shows that what you like on Facebook can reveal whether you’re gay or straight, smart or dumb, liberal or conservative, and more – even if you don’t make any of that information public on your profile.



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Survey reveals the hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the spring of 2013

Peter Harris| Mar 12, 2013 9:47 am


More good news on the Canadian job market. A survey of nearly 2,000 employers from across regions and industries shows that this country can expect hiring to remain strong throughout the spring.



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Canadian economy adds over 50,000 more jobs in February

Peter Harris| Mar 8, 2013 12:52 pm


While economists had been predicting only modest job creation for this country last month, the Canadian economy far surpassed expectations with robust hiring. Ontario and B.C. saw the biggest gains, while Manitoba and Quebec took a hit.



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The 5 hardest jobs to fill in Canada this year

Christina Bruce| Mar 6, 2013 12:19 pm


We’ve all come across those tough-to-fill jobs. But what are the toughest of them all? We take a look specifically at the Canadian landscape to come up with the five hardest jobs to fill in Canada for 2013.



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Nine tips for getting more tips

Colleen Clarke| Mar 6, 2013 11:42 am


Workers in the food and beverage service industry often make the majority of their wages from gratuities. Here are some server behaviours that can inspire bar and restaurant customers to leave more than the standard 15%.



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Study confirms: Women work harder than men

Christina Bruce| Mar 1, 2013 11:38 am


When 3M issued a study to look the impact of putting a protective filter on their internet, they ended up accidentally proving a long-debated issue — that women work harder than men. Find out how.



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National Work From Home Day

The work from home debate: Tech workers say they don’t want to be chained to the office

Jenna Charlton| Feb 28, 2013 1:26 pm


For many people the option of telecommuting and working from home is exactly what they’re looking for in a work environment. If you fit in this category, you’re certainly not going to apply to Yahoo any time soon.



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