Highlights/workplace

Society

Sucking up to the boss may increase employees’ bad behaviour: study

There may be long-term benefits from ingratiating oneself to an employer but a new study suggest it can deplete the employee’s self-control and lead to negative behaviour, according to a recent study. More depleted, more tired, maybe even rude “We» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Dress for Success: A concept still valid

How much time do you spend choosing clothing for work? When it comes to professional or office environments, a clear majority of staff and of managers agree that the clothing choices you make can affect your chances of promotion. An» 

Economy, Health

Bill might stop employers from requiring high heels

Ontario might soon be the second province in Canada to stop employers from requiring women to wear high heels at work. Earlier this year, the province of British Columbia (B.C.) amended its Workers Compensation Act to make it illegal to» 

Economy, Society

Workplace harassment getting more attention

Several reports of workplace harassment have made headlines recently in Canada bringing the issue to the attention of the public and employers. A woman is suing the WestJet airline for allegedly failing to protect her from sexual assault by a» 

Economy, Health, International, Society

Workplace stress means employees take more sick days off.

An ongoing joint US-Canada study has found that workplaces are generally unhealthy emotional environments. The cross border survey of 2000 respondents by Mental Health America (MHA) and the Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH) reveals that a majority of employees feel very» 

Economy, Society

Growing number of Ontario workers in low-wage, precarious jobs: report

A report by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives comes to a grim conclusion about Ontario’s labour market: it is increasingly becoming precarious.  And the think tank calls the changes that have taken place in the last 17 years» 

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Canadians need to know impact of workplace on breast cancer rates, says researcher

Canadians need to know more about the impact of the workplace in causing breast cancer, according to Canadian occupational health researcher Jim Brophy. And Brophy, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor. says Canada has among the» 

Economy, Health

Canadians need to know impact of workplace on breast cancer rates, says researcher

Canadians need to know more about the impact of the workplace in causing breast cancer, according to Canadian occupational health researcher Jim Brophy. And Brophy, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor. says Canada has among the»