Wide-faced business man

The distinguishing physical factor that gives men a leg up

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 31, 2014 8:53 pm

Research shows men with wider faces are more dishonest and aggressive in negotiations, resulting in getting a bigger piece of the pie than skinnier-faced men.


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Snotty salespeople increase sales

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 11, 2014 7:39 pm


New research shows rude salespeople can boost sales of high-end brands. Should you train your staff accordingly?



Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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Are your contract workers employees in the eyes of the CRA?

Julie Labrie| Jun 10, 2014 8:31 pm


If the Canada Revenue Agency sees your contractors as employees, and you haven’t made payroll deductions, the monetary implications could be daunting.



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 7:20 pm


A new survey shows women wear red lipstick and low-cut blouses to work for the purpose of flirting with their male bosses to get ahead.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
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11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 6:45 pm


Half of Canadian workers think they could do the boss’s job as well or better. Here are some of the worst boss horror stories they shared with us.



Category: Management,
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Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 9, 2014 4:26 pm


Following our first installment, here’s another list of grammar and spelling errors to avoid in all communications, lest you lead others to believe you are less intelligent than you actually are.



Category: Management, Small Business,
Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

June employment update: Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

Peter Harris| Jun 6, 2014 10:44 am


Workopolis has seen gains in the number of available jobs for four consecutive months and is forecasting the hiring trend to continue through the summer. Here’s where the fastest job growth is right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 4, 2014 2:49 pm


The Ottawa Convention Centre locked out three employees who refused to cover their tattoos. The workers are calling the move “prejudiced.”



Category: Human Resources, Management,
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20 reasons your colleagues don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 3, 2014 6:45 pm


Research shows half of employees in big companies dislike their colleagues. Here are 20 reasons your coworkers don’t like you.



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