It’s the height of summer, and some employees are eager to celebrate the hot weather by kicking back with colleagues by planning work BBQ’s, hikes and charity events together. It all sounds fun, but not everyone is so keen, and… Read more
If you managed to find a student summer job, you’ve probably been at it for a while now. Things might have started well but, as the summer slowly wears on, it’s clear the honeymoon is over. That great new summer… Read more
We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a… Read more
Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.
According to workplace psychologist Dr.… Read more
Getting feedback at work can feel like a bizarre ritual. It usually goes something like this: Once a year employees are rounded up and told how they are doing. They sit quietly listening to the supervisor, politely ask questions for… Read more
Want to boost your small business?
Increase profits and grow?
The key is taking a page from other small businesses,
Those who focus on developing, involving and rewarding employees on a budget.
For more on this topic, please listen to… Read more
Whether it’s revealed in reports of sexual harassment in the workplace,
Or, the topic of repetitive calls for equal pay for equal work,
Women face subtle and not-so-subtle stereotyping at work.
How do women cope with these sexist attitudes and… Read more
Talking behind a colleague’s back is mean, nasty and unfair.
But, what about when it’s not?
There are times when gossip can be helpful to organizations.
For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview… Read more
When someone is bullied or sexually harassed at work.
They need an apology, validation and acknowledgement to begin their recovery.
These are often hard to come by.
But, they are a powerful antidote to abuse on-the-job.
For more on this… Read more