Many Canadian women fear job loss because of technology

Women employed in the manufacturing sector feel the greatest vulnerability

Many Canadian women fear job loss because of technologyCanadian women see themselves as risk-takers and innovators in the workplace but many fear they will lose their jobs to technology within the next decade. Those are the results of a survey conducted by Randstad Canada, which is in the business of staffing, recruitment and human resource services. “Canadian women see themselves as innovators and…

10 change management strategies backed by science

Science helps explain our negative reaction to change and also offers insights for helping people deal with it

10 change management strategies backed by scienceI've been studying change leadership for over 25 years, but only recently have researchers been able to use technology like functional magnetic resonance imagery (fMRI) to look at the brain and see what actually happens when we're facing a major organizational change. For example: Most of our daily activities including many of our work habits…

Eight step program to surviving a bad boss

Studies consistently show that one of the top reasons people quit a job is to escape a bad boss

Eight step program to surviving a bad bossCindy, a consistently high performer, has been with her firm for 10 years. She really likes the company, her job and the people she works with. But about six months ago, she found herself with a new boss. He’s an up-and-comer; young and ambitious, but lacking in leadership savvy. Determined to prove himself, he pushes…

Trust yourself to make a leap of (informed) faith

Your skill as a decision-maker depends on your willingness to make a mistake and manage a level of risk

Trust yourself to make a leap of (informed) faithDecisions, decisions. We face them every day. Big ones, small ones and ones we’re all terrified of getting wrong. Can someone just give us the blueprint guiding us to the right decision every time? Sadly, there’s no fail-safe way to ensure that the decision you make will be the right one every time. So we should just…

Networking tips for the holiday office party

Don’t pass up the opportunity to expand your network and build your personal brand

Networking tips for the holiday office partyThe holiday office party is a wonderful time to mingle with colleagues in a less pressured setting. Which makes it a great time for networking. Never thought of an office party as a networking event? Then you are missing a key opportunity to develop or deepen relationships with co-workers, to personally thank those who have…

Nearly one in five Canadians working part-time

StatsCan says youth 15 to 24 are most likely to work part time, followed by those 55 and older

Nearly one in five Canadians working part-timeNearly one in five employed Canadians, or 3.5 million people, were working part time (less than 30 hours per week) in their main or only job in 2017, according to a report released on Tuesday by Statistics Canada. The report said youth aged 15 to 24 were the most likely to work part time (49…

Five tips to recharging your motivational battery

Are you in a motivational rut? Do you loathe your job? Here's help

Five tips to recharging your motivational batteryIt isn’t a secret that many of us don’t love our jobs. At the moment, I am happily in that ‘I love my job!’ place. But I remember when, a couple of years ago, I was in the ‘I loathe my job’ place. You may be somewhere in the middle. In many respects, that is…

How to ace a job interview in 7 seconds

Seven powerful ways to make a positive first impression at your next job interview

How to ace a job interview in 7 secondsThe interviewer looks up as you enter the room for a job interview. Now count slowly to seven. In that amount of time, you will have been evaluated – and decisions will have been made about your credibility, trustworthiness, confidence and competence. According to research at New York University, you've got just seven seconds to make…

Helping women find their path to success

Stephania Varalli talks about her own journey and how Women of Influence works to help others find their path to success

Helping women find their path to successStephania Varalli is co-CEO and head at media of Women of Influence. What’s Women of Influence and what does it do? Varalli: Our organization aims to help achieve workplace gender equality by inspiring and empowering individuals. We know that the system is biased against women, and it will take time and multiple, parallel efforts to…

Remote work could be multibillion-dollar boon to economy

Higher business and personal productivity, lower overheads cited

Remote work could be multibillion-dollar boon to economyRegus, a leading global workspace provider, says a predicted boom in flexible working could contribute US$369 billion to the Canadian economy – and $10.04 trillion to the global economy – by 2030. The study said there will be a 59 per cent growth in the number of jobs associated with flexible workspaces by 2030 –…
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