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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Young multi-ethnic business team

Preparing your work image

Colleen Clarke| May 22, 2012 11:12 am

A guide for any young person entering the job market in an internship or in a new job. What to wear, when to ask questions, and how to thrive at your new opportunity.

Category: Life At Work, Student,
Angry suit man with baseball bat

CFO loses cool, seizes baseball bat in board meeting

Peter Harris| May 17, 2012 11:04 am

The bizarre incident took place when a company’s Chief Financial Officer ‘went postal’ in a meeting with the CEO and the Board of Directors. What happened?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,

Would you bring a parent with you to the job interview? Some do

Nicole Wray| May 16, 2012 3:21 pm

A new study takes a look at the career trends and attitudes of the emerging generation of workers. What is the common theme to the behavior of Generation Y?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Summer Jobs

Summer job tips

Colleen Clarke| May 14, 2012 12:04 pm

In a recent survey, nearly 80% of employers said that most of their summer job hiring was done by the end of May. So if you’re hoping to work this summer, now is the time to get out there!

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Hiring in Canada heats up

Hiring in Canada heats up for the second month in a row

Peter Harris| May 11, 2012 9:36 am

Canada saw unexpectedly strong job growth in April defying economists’ predictions. However these job gains weren’t strong enough to keep the unemployment rate from creeping up slightly. Where are most of the new jobs being created?

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Judge courtroom trial

‘Indirect harassment’ is ruled just cause for firing

Norman Grosman| May 10, 2012 11:25 am

Can a person sexually harass a coworker who is not in the room at the time? And if so, can this behaviour constitute legal grounds for dismissal? A recent court case says yes to both questions. What happened?

Category: Employment Law,
Yahoo! Headquarters

Yahoo! CEO’s bogus education an example of what not to do on a resume

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 8, 2012 3:19 pm

Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo is the second chief Yahoo! in under a year to cause a PR nightmare for the struggling Internet company. It has come to light that he allegedly took some creative liberties with his resume. What happened?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Resumes,
Unhappy diverse team

How to deal with a bad manager

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 7, 2012 10:07 am

There are many, many stories out there about horrible managers but the question is, how can you handle working for one? While you probably can’t change him or her, you can minimize their affect on your work and your health.

Category: Life At Work,
Team at a board room table

How a recruiter uses social media

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 3, 2012 1:36 pm

The role of recruiters has changed with the advent of online resumes and profiles allowing them to seek out and find specific candidates matching their clients needs. One top recruiter explains the tools he uses most.

Category: Job Search Strategies,