Workplace Stress

Do Yourself A Favour: Step Away From Your Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

"A more chilled-out you is a more productive you."

Healthy Ways To Take Your Day From Garbage To Great

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Living

When's the last time you checked your breath?

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

Breaking The Cycle Of Canadian Mediocrity

Jeffrey Overall | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Overall

Canada recently won the World Cup of Hockey, solidifying our hockey supremacy. However, outside of Canada, no one really cares about hockey. What's worse is that we are far from dominant on many important international metrics.

How To Support A Sexual Assault Survivor In The Workplace

Monique Caissie | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Having been a counsellor and crisis interventionist, I have supported people who only began dealing with horrible experiences after a trigger in their environment. And far as emotional triggers around sexual abuse go; this election is a doozy.

Why Your Office Needs A Wellness Program (And How To Get One)

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living

And what you can do to start one.

Our Citizens Are Suffering From Stress And Overwork

Nick Fillmore | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Living
Nick Fillmore

If you're under too much pressure in your life and you don't have any free time, keep in mind it's happening to just about everyone, and it's not your fault. It has to do with the way the economic system we live under us putting the squeeze on most of us.

It's Time We Cut Ourselves Some Slack In The Workplace

Andrew Rennie | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Andrew Rennie

We're conditioned to act like we don't need sleep or weekends, only fleeting validation for that campaign that just hit market and a swig from the company whiskey bottle. I had never much subscribed to the notion of Toronto's permeating anxiety, however, until I returned from a much-needed trip over this past holiday break.

3 Ways To Exterminate Rumour Mongering At Work

Craig Dave | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Craig Dave

It doesn't matter whether you're from Wall Street or working the phones in a cubicle, whether you're a journeyman welder or a coding genius .. we are all vulnerable to becoming the target of a false rumour in the workplace.

3 Secrets to Managing a Boss Who Yells

Monique Caissie | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Larry shouted at me for a file. He was neither polite nor was his volume appropriate. I calmly and deliberately brought him the wrong file. He had a temper tantrum. Yup, just like a three-year-old. I let him rage and when he stopped for a breath, I calmly and firmly said, "I cannot hear what you need when you scream at me like that."

Are You a Small Business Boss Who Stands up to Bullies?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

I've noticed that often, bosses themselves are intimidated by the bullies in their workforce. They fail to protect those being bullied for fear of how the bully will react. They don't want to get on the bad side of such an aggressive, unreasonable person.

Have a Strategy for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Marcia Sirota | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Anyone who works with other people has had to deal with a difficult co-worker at some point in their career. Whether it's the office brown-noser; the office gossip; the person who steals your ideas and claims them as their own; or the jealous and competitive colleague who tries to sabotage your success -- the most important thing to realize when dealing with people like this is that it's not about you.

Financial Education in the Workplace Is Beneficial in Many Ways

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

Tapping into workplaces across the country would allow a vast and varied audience to be reached. That audience would include people of different ages, education and culture. Workplace programs also would allow individuals to receive valuable information in a convenient manner.

How Workplace Bullies Push Whistleblowers to the Brink

Craig Dave | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Craig Dave

The only way to give a whistleblower a pair of "concrete shoes" is to create unbearable conditions on the job -- such as assigning onerous tasks unrelated to the job or enforcing obscure codes of conduct -- until you sink to your lowest point & either quit or refuse to cooperate.

How To Get Management To Break Up With Your Boss

Craig Dave | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business
Craig Dave

A workplace bully mistakenly believes that hassling, nagging, micro-managing, and scolding others is the only way to "get things done." From the outside looking in, it's clear that these individuals, whether they are co-workers or managers, suffer from a distinct lack of imagination.

Why Workplace Bullies Get Away With It

Craig Dave | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business
Craig Dave

Looking to stop a bully in his tracks? Defeating a workplace bully requires a combination of wit, tactical thinking and a measure of good luck. The good news: I can help you get a "leg up" on how to interrupt and unmask a bully at large without putting your good name at risk.

How Canadian Bosses Can Boost Our Mental Health

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Every week, more than a half-million Canadians miss work because of mental health problems, costing the Canadian economy over $50 billion a year. So there's good reason why the Economic Club of Canada teamed up with business leaders and mental health organizations to launch the Wellth Management Mental Health at Work Challenge this fall in cities across the country.

► High-Paying Jobs That'll Leave You Miserable

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Business

If you're feeling overstressed at work and regretting that decision about law or medical school, fret not: many doctors and law associates might be in...

The Most Stressful Jobs Of 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

If you work as a librarian, hair stylist or audiologist, you have some of the most stress-free work around, according to a new survey, but if you’re...

Three Simple Ways to Leave Workday Stress Behind You

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

So many of us associate work with drudgery and stress. It does not have to be this way. Our work is our outlet for connection with other people and hopefully it is something that you enjoy doing. We all want to be productive and efficient in our workplaces, but sometimes lack of self care can actually cause ourselves more problems.

Guess What Stealing $250,000 From Your Boss Gets You

CBC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver Island woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from her employer over the c...

Are You a Bully Boss? How to Tell...

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

We teach our own kids to be nice to their classmates. Most of us do not intend to send our colleagues and staff home in tears or on the verge of ulcers. So, why do even the most "successful" business people develop reputations as bullies, bitches, or tyrants?