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 to land a first or summer job

How to land a first or summer job

Colleen Clarke| Jun 7, 2012 11:24 am

The job market is especially tough for younger people right now who may be trying to land a summer job or get their foot in the door of a first opportunity. Colleen has some tips on how the creative approach to job hunting can catch the eye of potential employers.

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Asian construction woman

Stay in school: Degrees will still get you the job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jun 6, 2012 10:07 am

Despite recent talk about the declining value of some university degrees, the numbers are clear. Most jobs ask for some level of post-secondary education, and more and more people getting hired for anything have it. How much school or training do you need?

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Employer Award

Canada’s most attractive employer?

Nicole Wray| Jun 5, 2012 9:38 am

A survey of 7,000 Canadians reveals what men and women are looking for most in an employer, and which companies are perceived as the most attractive to work for in this country. Who came out on top?

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Six signs that it’s time to walk away from your job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jun 1, 2012 11:00 am

Recent surveys have shown that one in three Canadians are dissatisfied with where their careers are headed. Here are some productive ways of addressing that dissatisfaction and some key indicators that it’s just best to just walk away.

Category: Life At Work,
Mature business woman

Inside the brain of a company recruiter

Colleen Clarke| May 29, 2012 5:29 pm

A senior HR professional with extensive experience in in-house recruiting shares what recruiters think about you, your resume and how you conduct yourself duirng a job interview.

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Alarm clock wake up woman

How lack of sleep may be affecting your work

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 28, 2012 10:19 am

Experts argue that most people don’t understand the consequences of not getting enough sleep – on their mood, their ability to reason and their reaction times. How much is enough, and what happens when you don’t get it?

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Why some career advice is actually quite useless

Why some career advice is actually quite useless

Jenna Charlton| May 25, 2012 3:19 pm

There are a lot of clichés that people like to say to job seekers about their hunt for opportunities. Most of them are not very helpful. Jenna takes on a few of the most egregious.

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Toxic hotspots: Study shows where the germs are at work

Toxic hotspots: Study shows where the germs are at work

Peter Harris| May 23, 2012 12:22 pm

In gross news, it turns out that the office kitchen and breakroom are more toxic than the restrooms. A new study reveals which areas and surfaces have the highest concentration of germs at work.

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The happiest countries in the world?

Peter Harris| May 22, 2012 2:36 pm

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has just released their annual study of international quality of life. Compared with the people in the other 35 developed countries surveyed, how happy are Canadians?

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