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Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| Feb 25, 2013 02:20 pm

People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?

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What eating habits can tell you about work habits

Christina Bruce| Feb 14, 2013 02:28 pm

Fast eater? Slow eater? Eat foods one at a time? Eating habits can be a sneak peek into someone’s working habits. Keep these in mind next time you schedule a business lunch.

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Antisocial networking: How to get unfollowed, unfriended and lose influence

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 11, 2013 09:47 am

From whining about the weather to photographing your food, a closer look at the most annoying social networking behaviours that can cost you your online friends and followers.

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10 things that make a job awesome

Christina Bruce| Feb 8, 2013 12:29 pm

Isn’t that what we all want? To attract and retain talented people, you need to offer an awesome job. So how can you know if you’re doing that? Here are ten things that make a job worth keeping.

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Women are better than men at reading other people

Peter Harris| Feb 5, 2013 04:44 pm

Many of us have suspected this all along, but now it has been confirmed. New research demonstrates how women can read and accurately interpret other people’s feelings much faster and easier than men can.

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Fakers fired: The worst ever stories of employees pretending to work

Christina Bruce| Jan 18, 2013 09:56 am

From a man who outsourced his own job to China, to a lawyer who billed for time spent in bed with a client, we’ve rounded up the most spectacular stories of employees getting paid for not really working.

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Who wins: early birds or night owls?

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2013 11:31 am

Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional workplace has a bias towards morning people. However, with more and more companies being flexible about schedules, is that still the case? We take a look at whether it’s finally better to be a night person, or if the early risers still come out on top.

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Employers share the worst sick day excuses they’d ever heard

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 14, 2013 09:50 am

It’s flu season again, and lots of people are getting sick. However, not all of those empty desks around the office are due to legitimate illness. In a recent Workopolis poll roughly 50% of users admitted faking a sick day. Here are some of the worst excuses that bosses have heard.

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Recruitment resolutions: 3 hiring commandments for 2013

Christina Bruce| Jan 11, 2013 12:54 pm

We all like to begin the year with a fresh start and a resolution or two. Here are some recruitment resolutions you should consider for 2013.

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Dangers of a boring job

Christina Bruce| Jan 7, 2013 12:54 pm

New research tells us that nothing makes employees happier than simply enjoying their work. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of a bored employee, and get them back on track.

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