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June 28, 2018 - Finance

Why do we rely on UK to disclose Canada’s pay inequity?

It’s time for corporate Canada to disclose its gender pay gap at home. British legislation enacted earlier this year requires public, private and voluntary sector firms with over 250 employees to disclose average pay for men and women, including any bonuses.

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June 28, 2018 - Management

5 Signs You're Ready to Be a Manager

(That Have Nothing to Do With Being Good at Your Current Job) - You’re interested in stepping up into a management role with your current company, but there’s just one question that keeps nagging at you: Are you ready?

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June 12, 2018 - Management

How to Manage When You’re Not the Manager

You don’t want to overstep your boundaries and risk your relationship with your peers, and you don’t want to assume too much of that managerial responsibility—because, well, you’re not the manager. If you’re caught in the middle, here are a few tips!

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June 12, 2018 - Management

Dealing With Different Personality Types in the Workplace

Different people need to be dealt with in different ways and as individuals; you would deal differently with a touchy-feely person, than you would with a no-nonsense type of person. What follows are some tips on how to deal with all different personality types...

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June 12, 2018 - Management

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

Researchers have studied managerial derailment — or the dark side of leadership — for many years. The key derailment characteristics of bad managers are well documented and fall into three broad behavioural categories...

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June 6, 2018 - Management

Employers are monitoring computers, toilet breaks – even emotions. Is your boss watching you?

From microchip implants to wristband trackers and sensors that can detect fatigue and depression, new technology is enabling employers to watch staff in more and more intrusive ways. How worried should we be?

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May 24, 2018 - Law

Firing Ms. X: Ottawa's whistleblower law takes down a boss for bad behaviour

Does Canada's whistleblower legislation have teeth? A worker at a big federal department has brought down an overbearing boss, in an unusual instance of this legislation leading to the dismissal of a manager. The CBC reports on the Public Services and Procurement Canada termination of a manager after staffer's complaints.

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May 16, 2018 - Management

Canada's Best Managed Companies of 2018

What makes a Best Managed Company? The companies that make it to this prestigious ranking are large and small, and come from many different industries, but they always share one trait: a tireless focus on their people. Check out Canadian Business for their video!

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May 11, 2018 - Management

How leadership can impact workplace mental health

Thousands of books claim to include the most important knowledge and skills required to be an excellent leader. The Globe & Mail looks at why there’s much less written on the key knowledge and skills required for a leader to effectively prevent stigma.

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May 4, 2018 - Law

Ontario passes pay transparency legislation

Ontario passed pay transparency legislation on Thursday, making it the first province to do so. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the legislation province will come into effect, but what will it mean for employers? This article from Benefits Canada explains the new rules.

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