As Spring Break winds down for many families, fatigued parents eye their children’s impeding return to school longingly. Two weeks away from the usual routine can send many households into a tail spin. Between hunting down child care, and coping… Read more
It may be a taboo subject.
But reaching menopause and all it entails, is an increasing reality for many workers.
It may be hard to talk about,
Embarrassing or mystifying for some.
But it’s a fact of work life for… Read more
The rich may be getting richer and the poor, poorer in 2017.
And, if increases in precarious employment continue,
Workers may find their financial and psychological wellbeing compromised as a result.
For more on this topic, please listen to the… 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
You’ve lost your job.
Maybe you’ve been laid off or fired.
No matter how it happened, it’s a shock!
And, it shakes your confidence at the worst possible time–while you’re trying to find another job.
Navigating a job loss, is… Read more
It’s that time of year.
The holiday bustle brings with it a “To Do List” as long as your arm.
There’s shopping, decorating, parties, and school concerts.
There’s work deadlines, the boss’s expectations and customer issues to deal with.
It… Read more
Workplace stress is common, yet is not always easy to see or remedy.
Poor planning, difficulties with assessing priorities, organizational policy gaps, supervisory issues and immature interpersonal relations among co-workers can create stress. In our last column, we discussed five
Managerial disorganization, interpersonal conflict and a lack of training frequently contribute to workers’ stress levels. Throw in the recession and the massive specter of job losses these days, and stress levels have the potential to be sky high.
For employees,… Read more