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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Spinning Wheels at Work?

Work Fear Anxiety

It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.

Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.

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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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Is Lying At Work a Good Thing?

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about alternate facts and fake news. In other words, lying. Yet, it turns out many of us manufacture our own brands of fake news and alternate facts, especially at work. Everything from faking

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How to Boost Your Small Business

Diverse Workplace

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.

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I Hate My Job But I Can’t Quit

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You’re fed-up with your terrible job.

Quitting is an option.

But, it’s easier said than done.

So, you think: I’ll just tough it out.

Here’s why workers stay in miserable jobs.

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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.

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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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What To Do About Poor Performance Reviews

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If you’ve had a tough-to-take performance review, you’re probably smarting.

It’s normal to feel upset but you can survive poor performance feedback and live to tell the tale.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early

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