Frank, a successful software designer at an IT firm in Montreal, was on the phone during a break. His manager walked by and noticed Frank hunched over whispering into the receiver. A young father, Frank was fielding a call from… Read more
The recent spate of layoffs in B.C.’s civil service is the latest example of what has been going on in much of North America’s private sector for almost two years as industry and government struggle to cut back.
While headlines… Read more
Whenever groups of people gather, conflicts happen. Today’s workplace, with its hierarchical structure, power relationships and increased workloads, can be a breeding ground for conflict.
Conflict at work is not always full of raised voices and name-calling. It can be… Read more
Adrienne was a senior designer with a large advertising company in Toronto. She had been working there for eight years and at first, she enjoyed the work. But over the past year, she had lost some of her passion for… Read more
Some of the best gifts can cost little money, but are of huge value.
The past year has seen an economic downturn become a global recession. Downsizing and increased cost-cutting have depleted worker morale as has the Sept. 11th tragedy.… Read more
Dual-income families with children are healthy and thriving according to new research.
That, the researchers argue, means the myth of frazzled working-parents farming their love-starved offspring off to daycare is just that – a myth.
Colorado State University researchers Shelley… Read more
The argument over Mother Simmon’s estate was growing ugly. Things were getting so heated among her three children that they were contemplating calling in the lawyers.
The estate contained $500,000 in assets – a significant amount.
But it wasn’t the… Read more
Mary, usually a cheerful, pleasant and professional administrative assistant with a law firm in Edmonton, began to notice she was distracted and lethargic at work. She often felt irritable with colleagues and would cry in her office for no reason… Read more