Workopolis

The Do's And Don'ts Of Talking Politics At Work

Workopolis | January 23, 2017 | Canada Business
Anyone who's ever been in a heated political argument with an opinionated uncle or aunt at Thanksgiving knows the perils of a political discussion. So, how do you cover what will inevitably be a topic of discussion, without starting a bitter debate with coworkers? Read on for the do's and don'ts of talking politics at the office.
Josh Tabish

CRTC Needs To Ensure Fair Rates For Big And Small Internet Providers

Josh Tabish | January 19, 2017 | Canada Business
Telecom costs for Bell Canada customers are increasing in 2017. Unfortunately for Bell customers, the $5 monthly increase on home Internet comes hot on the heels of an unprecedented move from independent Internet service provider TekSavvy, who made waves with promises to increase speeds and cut prices by nearly the same amount.
Cindy Crean

Financial Stress Is Taking A Toll On Canadians' Health

Cindy Crean | January 19, 2017 | Canada Business
Taking a proactive, calm and collected approach to your finances has many benefits. But sometimes it's easier said than done. What are some strategies to reduce the impact of financial stress?
Sean Mallen

News Media Must Up Their Game Or Trump Will Run The Show

Sean Mallen | January 19, 2017 | Canada Politics
Journalists covering the White House must always be at the top of their game: tenacious, fearless and dedicated to a fair accounting of the truth. But the Trump presidency will challenge them like no other in our lifetime.
Mike Palecek

Postal Banks Would Pay Off For Canadians Fed Up With Being Gouged

Mike Palecek | January 19, 2017 | Canada Business
In Canada many are forced to turn to payday lenders that charge exorbitant fees, and the major banks themselves gouge us every day, forcing us to pay some of the highest fees in the world. It's up to us to insist that we want a public postal bank to be part of the way forward.
Monique Caissie

Why Investing In Communications Training Matters

Monique Caissie | January 19, 2017 | Canada Business
Increasing communication skills to improve collaboration can assist an organization to become more effective as well as successful. When your employees and leaders are getting along with each other, there are fewer misunderstandings, so, workplace frustration also becomes reduced.
Cleo Hamel

How Tax Changes Will Affect U.S. Citizens Living In Canada

Cleo Hamel | January 19, 2017 | Canada Business
The new administration in the U.S. may be talking about changes to the tax system and rates but none will be made in time to affect 2016 tax returns. For the estimated one million U.S. citizens living in Canada who may be required to file a U.S. tax return, there are a few changes that could have an impact when they send their paperwork to the IRS.
YPNextHome

How 4 Toronto Neighbourhoods Have Transitioned Over The Years

YPNextHome | January 18, 2017 | Canada Business
Neighbourhoods are always in a constant state of flux -- real estate developers continuously build new communities, cities enhance public spaces and, as neighbourhoods evolve, the population begins to change over time.
Pauline Osena

I'm Not Lovin' McDonald's Canada's Backwards New Allergy Policy

Pauline Osena | January 20, 2017 | Canada Living
You had me, McDonald's... but now you don't. I have defended and promoted the McDonald's brand countless times, but now I feel that I can't. This new allergy notice posted in all Canadian restaurants tells me that anyone with food allergies is not welcome at McDonald's.
Jerry Dias

We Must Keep Pushing Back As Trump Becomes President

Jerry Dias | January 18, 2017 | Canada Politics
At noon this Friday, what was once thought impossible is scheduled to happen -- Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We are entering a period of unprecedented instability brought on by a Commander in Chief in the United States who seems to make policy through middle-of-the-night tweets and headline-grabbing interviews with select media.
Jessica Glazer

5 Ways To Attract A Potential Employer With Your Resume In 2017

Jessica Glazer | January 18, 2017 | Canada Business
It's a new year and in the new year, people start thinking new beginnings: "It's time to start looking for a job." The problem is, how can you make your resume stand out amongst all the others? How can you be the chosen one? Here are five tips to make your resume stand out in front of the virtual crowd.
Jeff Melanson

The Medium Is The Message

Jeff Melanson | January 18, 2017 | Canada Business
As the famous Canadian media theorist, Marshall McLuhan, suggests "the medium is the message". While we most often apply this quote to communications or technology, I like to think of its application to the design of everything from city streets to textiles. I often wonder about the assumptions buried within various systems we have designed to develop, educate, work and live.
Nikolas Badminton

Ushering In A New Age Of Mixed Reality

Nikolas Badminton | January 17, 2017 | Canada Business
We had incredible technological and societal changes throughout 2015 and 2016. Circular and sharing economies, content and social media, new influencer networks, wearables, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data analytics all accelerated. And, up until this point, it's felt like a test run.
Andrew Lo

CES 2017: My Driverless Car Experience

Andrew Lo | January 17, 2017 | Canada Business
One of the most exciting commitments coming from the auto and technology makers during CES 2017 is the ambition to realize driverless car capability for city streets as early as 2020.
Kishone Tony Roy

10 Things To Watch For On Affordable Housing In B.C. In 2017

Kishone Tony Roy | January 17, 2017 | Canada British Columbia
The number one issue in every corner of B.C. this year is affordable housing. In May British Columbians will head to the polls with a rising class of young people wondering if they'll ever own a home, Gen Xers considering leaving B.C., and seniors telling their seniors advocate that housing is the number one issue for them.
Karin Campbell

Let Social Media Be Your New Mentor For The New Year

Karin Campbell | January 16, 2017 | Canada Business
In today's connected world, the Internet and social media can provide millions of more appropriate and qualified mentors. Indeed, the web has democratized mentorship and made it easier than ever to solicit guidance and advice from people all over the world who have previously beaten down a path much like the one you're trying to follow.
John Cartwright

How Ontario Is Changing Lives With Construction Job Opportunities

John Cartwright | January 16, 2017 | Canada Business
On December 7th, Premier Wynne was joined by four of her cabinet colleagues for an announcement about a unique agreement for "Community Benefits" for the Eglinton Crosstown transit project. The room was crowded with representatives from Metrolinx, the builder, community groups and unions.
Nobina Robinson

Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada's Economy

Nobina Robinson | January 16, 2017 | Canada Business
If our economy is shifting, how much emphasis do we really need to place on filling predicted shortages and attracting more young people to the trades? While we focus so much on the digital space, we can't forget that Canada is about to make massive investments in physical infrastructure.
Lisa Borden

5 Things To Keep In Mind To Be Truly Happy In Your Work

Lisa Borden | January 13, 2017 | Canada Business
We are living in an age of finding pleasure and enjoyment in our work, and while it's a wonderful concept, the pressure (or the misconception) that you need to be happy every moment of every day is leaving many feeling unfulfilled. To be truly happy in your work there are a few things we all need to keep top of mind.
Tim Pickering

Investing In The Unknown

Tim Pickering | January 13, 2017 | Canada Business
If the year has taught us anything, what stands out is being different and not following the pack in consensus or action. While typical "hedge funds", as ironic as that sounds, struggled, not all were negative.
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