Surviving Summer Job Blues

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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

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Psychological Armour

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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

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What are Conflict Cultures and How to Handle Them

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Have you ever been in a fight at work?

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.

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The Art of Giving Feedback

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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

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How to Boost Your Small Business

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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

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Sexism at Work?

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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

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Good Gossip?

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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

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When No One Listens: Abused At Work

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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

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How To Keep Millennials Interested

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If the boss talks down to staff.

Won’t give them breathing room to do their jobs.

Or, demands crazy work hours,

Watch out!

This will drive many millennial employees out the door. Fast.

Here’s how to hang onto your millennial

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Workplace Temper Tantrums

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Does someone you know, throw fits at work?

They don’t get their way and boom!

They’re having a full-fledged adult sized temper tantrum.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview below:

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