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Sometimes More Pay Means Less

Sometimes More Pay Means Less Satisfaction

One of the most stressful material burdens we place on ourselves is all the stuff that comes along with success. For me, each pay increase was correlated with an increase in spending. I felt I needed to spend more on goods and services -- dog walkers, food delivery, house cleaning -- to accommodate my ever-more-demanding lifestyle.
02/23/2014 02:58 EST
John Tory's Views on the Wage Gap Are Half

John Tory's Views on the Wage Gap Are Half Right

Instead of dismissing his comments as sexist, perhaps we should be thanking Mr. Tory for raising the subject. The wage gap remains a complex and multifaceted issue that needs thoughtful discussion. If we can open a healthy debate on the topic, we stand a better chance of tackling it properly.
02/16/2014 09:26 EST
Why Hasn't the Working Mom Dialogue Evolved

Why Hasn't the Working Mom Dialogue Evolved Yet?

Many women I have spoken to talk about their fears of being a working mother in hushed tones, as if the topic is taboo. But shouldn't the conversation about marrying work and motherhood have evolved by now?
02/08/2014 11:45 EST
A Beauty Premium Exists at Work - Get Used To

A Beauty Premium Exists at Work - Get Used To It

I'm ready to drop the charade that looks don't count. They do. It pays to look good and the sooner we accept that appearances tell a story that affects our professional success, the less guilty we'll feel about being vain.
01/18/2014 09:04 EST
Need A Job? Learn To Play The Hiring

Need A Job? Learn To Play The Hiring Game

There is a touch of serendipity in finding a fabulous employer, or employee. It's like finding the right person to marry. Unfortunately, you are often not given enough time or information to gauge whether or not you want to engage in such a long-term commitment. Resumes may get you a date but even three or four isn't enough to discover whether or not the relationship is sustainable.
01/13/2014 12:06 EST
Has the Workplace Changed for Women Since the

Has the Workplace Changed for Women Since the '80s?

A recent poll shows that eight out of ten female respondents "believe that women need to prove they have superior skills and experience to compete with men when applying for jobs." While 74 per cent of women agree that it is more common for women to be in a leadership role than 25 years ago, they still feel they need to work harder than men to get ahead.
01/09/2014 08:21 EST
Who Takes More Career Risks: Men or

Who Takes More Career Risks: Men or Women?

Forget everything you think you know about the risk tolerance of women. A U.S. survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn revealed that when it comes to professional risk, women surpass men by anticipating more career transitions and holding more jobs.
12/31/2013 12:33 EST
Most Canadians Don't Expect a Bonus This Year -- Do

Most Canadians Don't Expect a Bonus This Year -- Do You?

Not expecting a holiday bonus for 2013? If you're Canadian then you share the majority's sentiment. According to a survey only 37 per cent of Canadians expect to be rewarded by their employers for working hard throughout the year with a bonus. That means only one in three Canadians expect to get a little something extra. Apparently, Canadians don't share the same optimism as other workers around the globe since that's 11 per cent lower than the average worldwide.
12/30/2013 05:27 EST
Sorry, but (White, Straight) Men Are Not the New Minority

Sorry, but (White, Straight) Men Are Not the New Minority Group

The patriarchy has suffered a few punches lately, at least in Toronto this year. But I think it's safe to say that the patriarchy is doing just fine, thank you very much. There's still a lot of work to be done to even the playing field in the business and political world.
12/27/2013 12:23 EST
Ladies, Let's Move Past the 'Having it All'

Ladies, Let's Move Past the 'Having it All' Debate

It's time to put an end to the "having it all" madness. For one, this meaningless term serves only to make the most successful women feel like failures. Rather than stay on track with this meandering debate, we owe it to ourselves, and future generations, to refocus our attentions on real issues: a stubborn wage gap, the under-representation of women in senior roles and covert discrimination in the workplace.
12/02/2013 05:33 EST
Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Unpaid

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Unpaid Internships?

It seems the time has come to say goodbye to the lowly internship. But before we do, we need to find solutions to quickly fill the gap in the marketplace for recent graduates who may not possess the skills and opportunities to land that critical first job.
11/14/2013 08:27 EST
Stop Trying to Escape Workplace

Stop Trying to Escape Workplace Happiness

How do we manage to get into so many situations that make us unhappy? It never ceases to amaze me how my career-driven friends and acquaintances continue to make choices they know will render them miserable. Admittedly, I'm not immune to this condition.
11/11/2013 05:13 EST
Should You Drop Out of School or Get an MBA to Succeed in

Should You Drop Out of School or Get an MBA to Succeed in Business?

Which parent hasn't heard the names Steve Jobs and Bill Gates thrown back at them as they urge their offspring to stay in school? Add to that list Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Larry Ellison. Taking this argument to the extreme is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, whose foundation pays students to drop out of school to launch companies.
11/11/2013 05:03 EST
Are You Engaged at Work? Probably

Are You Engaged at Work? Probably Not

Can you honestly say that you are happy at work? If you answered yes to that question then congratulations, you belong to a small demographic of gainfully employed individuals fully committed to their role at work. A new study released by Gallup on the State of the Global Workplace found that only one in eight workers worldwide -- or 13 percent -- feels "engaged."
11/01/2013 11:55 EDT
Why Men in the Workplace Should Embrace Their GQ

Why Men in the Workplace Should Embrace Their GQ Side

If we as a society could decide that appearances were equally important to men as to women, that would be an important step in levelling the playing field at work. Trust me guys you won't regret the move. Consider it progress.
11/01/2013 08:17 EDT
How Good a Person Are

How Good a Person Are You?

How good are you? It's not the sort of question you read every day in a news outlet but according to a recent survey, 77 per cent of Americans believe that being a good person is extremely important while only 41 per cent feel they are on the right track.
10/25/2013 12:40 EDT
Can an Altruistic Business Model Also Be

Can an Altruistic Business Model Also Be Profitable?

"Imagine if companies started thinking about the social impact they wanted to create in the world and tied it to bottom line performance. The potential impact could be incredible," explained Mr. Haid. As an example, he cites TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes for each one purchased or Warby Parker, which runs a similar model but for sunglasses.
10/21/2013 05:25 EDT
Canadian Fashion Designer Gives Rwandan Women a

Canadian Fashion Designer Gives Rwandan Women a Future

Canadian fashion designer Johanne St. Louis was always passionate about social justice but when she happened to watch a documentary about the genocide in Rwanda, she knew just what to do. She would train Rwandan female victims of genocide to sew clothes for her company, Dreamyz Loungewear.
10/21/2013 03:58 EDT
The Gender Gap Exists Online,

The Gender Gap Exists Online, Too

A report released by the UN Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender revealed that there are 200-million fewer women online than men. This technology gap does not end on the Internet. It is found in mobile communication devices as well.
10/13/2013 11:35 EDT