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Tag: modern workplace

How Leaky Time Management Can Sink Your Ship

June 21, 2019
There’s no shortage of general articles about time management, but there’s far less advice around “time leakage,” especially as it applies to professionals who can't track all their time worked...

Digital Discrimination – The Algorithm is Rigged

May 4, 2019
Dr. Helen shows how seemingly neutral software platforms and their algorithms are facilitating new forms of age, race, and other forms of digital discrimination. Many potential applicants don’t even know...

The Realities of Modern Work – Blurred Lines and Workplace Boundaries

April 13, 2019
Many of us use mobile devices and/or work from home. Both of these habits blur the line between work and home. This versatility around how and where we work has...

The complexities of modern holidays …

December 15, 2018
In theory, modern holidays are lovely, often more inclusive occasions. But they can still be complicated for employers and employees alike. Most workplaces shut down for a few days, which...

Working from home – five ways it may work against you.

December 1, 2018
Last week I wrote about some of the advantages of working from home. But, is it for everyone? In this blog post, the second in a two-part series, I look...

Working from home … alone

November 24, 2018
In today’s world, we can do almost everything without leaving the comforts of our home.  There’s online shopping, therapy, advice and expertise, dining in courtesy of Uber Eats or Skip...

Weeding out cannabis concerns in the workplace

October 20, 2018
Regardless of how we feel about it, cannabis is now legal in Canada. Employers and employees need to know their rights and responsibilities. Learn the basics about CBD, THC, concerns...

Phone Anxiety 101

April 14, 2018
These days, many people use their phones for everything except talking. There are a bunch of advantages associated with these versatile devices but there’s also a dark side: a significant...

Dressing the Part … Does this Include Body Art?

February 6, 2017
Many people express their identity through the clothes and accessories they wear. These days, this often includes piercings and tattoos. But, does that mean social stigmas cease to continue for...

The Interviewee with the Dragon Tattoo

January 30, 2017
You are discouraged after a long day of interviewing potential employees all of whom lacked the necessary experience in this particular field. Then, in walks your final candidate with a...

Career Challenges for Newcomers to Canada

October 23, 2016
Immigrants and newcomers to Canada often face many career challenges. Despite the odds, many immigrants and newcomers succeed while others don't do as well. There's more to the story than...

What Happened at My Recent Meet & Greet?

September 8, 2014
For starters, in keeping with the informal approach, I did not require a formal registration or even an RSVP so it wasn’t until the day of that I knew who...