How to tell if you are working for a bully

And what to do about it

How to tell if you are working for a bullyI met Brenda when she managed a 2,000-person department for a Fortune 500 company. Brought in to help her with an upcoming change initiative, I was impressed by Brenda’s intelligence, creativity, political savvy, and dedication to her job. She had all the qualities of a senior executive – which was her career goal. But she…

Six crucial behaviours of collaborative leadership

The new leadership is a blend of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of your ability to impact, influence and inspire others

Six crucial behaviours of collaborative leadershipMost executives agree that collaboration is more important than ever in today's turbulent business environment. A company's very survival may depend on how well it can combine the potential of its people and the quality of the information they possess with their ability – and willingness – to share that knowledge throughout the organization. Deloitte’s Future of Work research…

Economic downturn takes a toll on payroll employment

In Alberta, payroll employment was down 212,200 month-over-month and by 329,400 year-over-year, says Statistics Canada report

Economic downturn takes a toll on payroll employmentFollowing a decline of almost one million payroll jobs in March, payroll employment in Canada fell by an additional 1,830,200 (-11.4 per cent) in April, bringing total losses since February to 2,769,500 (-16.3 per cent), reported Statistics Canada on Thursday. In Alberta, payroll employment was down 212,200 month-over-month and by 329,400 year-over-year. “In previous shocks…

How working from home could be bad for your career

Working from home could enhance your work-life balance, but negatively impact your development and career trajectory

How working from home could be bad for your careerAs we approach three months working in pandemic lockdown, many organizations are toying with the idea of making remote work a more permanent fixture. The potential advantages are obvious: financial savings from reduced office space, reduced commuting time for employees, the ability to hire from outside the region. For many organizations, the experiment with virtual…

When it comes to confidence, you can’t fake it

But you can genuinely project it through tapping into authentic emotions, expanding your posture, and dressing for success

When it comes to confidence, you can’t fake itThink about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide these feelings and just "fake it 'til you make it?" If you did, it probably didn't work. The problem is that attempting to suppress genuine emotions requires so much conscious…

Gloomy hiring climate anticipated for Calgary in Q3

Calgary’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of -21 per cent is a 27 percentage point decrease when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook

Gloomy hiring climate anticipated for Calgary in Q3The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey says Calgary area employers expect a gloomy hiring climate for the third quarter of 2020. “Survey data reveals that four per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while 25 per cent anticipate cutbacks,” said Randy Upright, CEO of Manpower’s Alberta Region. “Another 63 per cent…

ATB reports on where jobs were lost during COVID pandemic

Almost 333,000 jobs disappeared between February before COVID-19 came to the province and May when the lockdown was in full swing

ATB reports on where jobs were lost during COVID pandemicWhere have all the jobs been lost in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic? ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team has put together interesting data on the almost 333,000 jobs that disappeared between February before COVID-19 came to the province and May when the lockdown was in full swing.  In its daily economic update, The Owl,…

40% of Canadians in jobs that can be done at home

The possibility of working from work from home rises sharply with the educational attainment of the primary income earner

40% of Canadians in jobs that can be done at homeIn all families, roughly four in ten primary income earners hold jobs that can be done from home, according to a report released Monday by Statistics Canada. "The possibility of working from work from home rises sharply with the educational attainment of the primary income earner. While less than 30 per cent of primary earners…

How to master your virtual meeting presence

Think about your audio, consider your video, watch your body language and be sure to record a trial run

How to master your virtual meeting presenceThe right stage presence can make or break a performance, regardless of the words coming out of your mouth. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us online, new off-stage video conference rules apply. Off-stage includes online meetings, webinars, interviews and recording podcasts. We’re trained to live and work face to face, not in the…

Calgary region job losses total 33,900 in May

The number of employed people in Alberta grew by 28,000 in May, following a cumulative decline of 361,000 from February to April

Calgary region job losses total 33,900 in MayThe Calgary census metropolitan area lost 33,900 jobs in May as the region's unemployment rate jumped to 13.4 per cent from 10.8 per cent in April, according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada. Data also indicate the city has lost 114,600 jobs since a year ago. The Edmonton census metropolitan area lost 48,200 jobs…
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