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Robot-Proof Jobs

It’s a hard time to be employed. With employment, after all, comes the constant threat that today might be the day your job is stolen by a robot. The news fairly thrums with warning knells from on high, gravely advising the employed masses that their jobs are in...

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The Desuetude of Work

Remember the last elevator operator whose company you enjoyed on the trip up to the thirty-eighth floor? No? That’s because he hasn’t had the job for seventy-two years. One day in the not-so-distant future, it could be we’re making the same wistful comments about...

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The World’s Quirkiest HR Deets

The working world is nothing if not replete with peculiar rules, requirements and riders. In some cases, it’s employers and politicians making bizarre demands of employees; in others, it’s employees winning some pretty dubious professional rights. A down-filled...

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Canada’s SMEs Perk Up

The latest roundup of Canada’s superstar SMEs—produced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.—offers definitive proof that you don’t have to score a post with a big-guy employer to cash in on some nifty work perks. From on-site tiki bars to canine coworkers, lots of the companies...

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Five Ways to Manage a Gig-Economy Workforce

No question the labour force is in flux. Everything we thought we knew about how and where people work has been swept aside to make room for the gig economy. It’s a population whose ranks have recently exploded to include not just freelancers and carnies, but a whack...

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Trivia on Toil

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci wrote the world’s first-ever resume? How about that garbage collectors and bartenders are more likely to die on the job than cops? Or that the average office worker spends a full 50 minutes a day looking for lost files? There’s...

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How to Spring-Clean Your Job

Something there is about the spring that ignites an impulse to overhaul, pare down, spruce up. Your job’s a sweet place to apply these renewing energies. Here are five ideas to get your spring-cleaning juices flowing at the workplace. Take stock. There’s no time like...

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Sick Note

And so it is. We’ve officially reached the sickest days of winter, the stretch during which so many of our ranks fall victim to the aching, dripping, draining dreadfulness of flu season. It’s also a period of intense moral conflict, during which employee and employer,...

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Business-Based Blues Busting

Oh, bleh. We are well and truly barking in the dog days of winter now. Here is the season during which our existence is marked by short, dark stretches during which we grow endlessly fatter and less motivated. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of...

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Porn at Work

In one of those perfect end-of-year stories, find an account of a CSIS employee who was reprimanded for summoning himself up some pornography at work. The 2014 incident—among a multitude of others—was part of the 100-plus pages of just-released top-secret...

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How Not to Blow Up at the Holiday Party

In the spirit of the season, and always in the interest of bettering everyone’s traction on the professional playing field, here are five tips on how not to mess up your work life at the big Christmas shindig. You’re welcome. Don’t forget for a moment that the same...

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How to Shake Up a Job That’s Become a Slog

There’s nothing more spirit-crushing than the realization that your job has become a drag. Should you quit? But what if your next job is filled with as much day-to-day dredge? Is there another solution? Maybe. Consider: Mixing up your scene If there’s any way you can...

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Can’t Knock the Hustle

The side eye had its day. The side boob, same. Now is the age of the side hustle. It seems all the rage now, this notion of everybody needing to have a little something à la mode to make ends meet. GoDaddy just did a study and found that a full fifty percent of...

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The Benefits of Getting Bendy

Stress in the workplace is a serious issue and the government spends vast sums on the various byproducts of mental health and blah blah blah. Time to stop ruminating on it and start doing something about it. Enter yoga, an ancient means of wellness enhancement that...

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#Metoo

Sexual harassment is on everyone’s lips these days. That’s courtesy of the roaring torrent of accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour of which a certain Hollywood bigwig has been in recent receipt. Harvey Weinstein is a fatcat Tinseltown producer who’s been...

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