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Ikea is doing something incredible for working parents, and other companies should take note

Ikea is doing something incredible for working parents, and other companies should take note

Hello Giggles - A hot topic during this election cycle was guaranteed paid family leave — an initiative that Hillary Clinton vowed to fight for as…

My boss has totally given up at work, what do I do?

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  • Top job placement firm sued for alleged bias against blacks

    A national job-placement firm discriminated against blacks in favour of Hispanic workers to comply with racially based criteria of companies seeking temporary workers in factories, on assembly lines or …

    A national job-placement firm discriminated against blacks in favour of Hispanic workers to comply with racially based criteria of companies seeking temporary workers in factories, on assembly lines or for other low-skilled positions, a federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of several African-Americans alleges. …

  • 21 signs it's time to quit your job

    We've all had bad days at the office. Maybe even a bad week or two. But if you can't remember the...

    We've all had bad days at the office. Maybe even a bad week or two. But if you can't remember the...

  • How to Make the Most Out of December Downtime to Ramp Up Your Job Search

    For starters, think of it this way: Jobs may very well be going, going, gone by the end of December. When I worked in recruiting, the mentality from the financial department, which approved all job requisitions …

    For starters, think of it this way: Jobs may very well be going, going, gone by the end of December. When I worked in recruiting, the mentality from the financial department, which approved all job requisitions was this: if you don't use it, you lose it. Here are several ways to make the most out of December to ramp up …

  • Over 6 Million Americans Work Part Time but Would Like Full-Time Jobs

    Americans puzzled by why less than 5% unemployment has not caused a surge in either gross domestic product or inflation do not need to look beyond the workforce for the number of people who believe they …

    Americans puzzled by why less than 5% unemployment has not caused a surge in either gross domestic product or inflation do not need to look beyond the workforce for the number of people who believe they ...

  • Men still earn more than women for the same jobs

    Income inequality between men and women, also known as the gender pay gap, is stubbornly persistent in the workplace.

    Men still earn more than women for the same jobs

    Income inequality between men and women, also known as the gender pay gap, is stubbornly persistent in the workplace.

  • New York Post calls Amazon's new supermarket experiment 'the end of jobs'

    This is the latest doomsday headline by a publisher for retail workers.

    Amazon's new supermarket experiment slammed as 'the end of jobs'

    This is the latest doomsday headline by a publisher for retail workers.

  • How the design and function of your office can affect the success of your business

    Earlier in 2016, the first fully 3D printed office building opened in Dubai. If you wanted to create a work tool that can help you in how you stack your papers or place your iPad as a digital display, …

    How the design and function of your office can affect the success of your business

    Earlier in 2016, the first fully 3D printed office building opened in Dubai. If you wanted to create a work tool that can help you in how you stack your papers or place your iPad as a digital display, you can now do that,” says Yoel Berznoger,  eastern Canada’s senior architecture and design workplace advisor for Haworth, …

  • 22 things that make you sound rude in a job interview

    Most people don't try to come across as rude — for whatever reason, they just don't realize...

    Most people don't try to come across as rude — for whatever reason, they just don't realize...

  • 4 Things to Do to Revive a Stalled Job Search

    Often, job seekers start off with a bang, but what can you do when your efforts fail to get results? Most job seekers stagnate because they don't have a clear idea about how their background makes them …

    A female job seeker takes part in a job hunting counseling session with advisers during a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo, Japan

    Often, job seekers start off with a bang, but what can you do when your efforts fail to get results? Most job seekers stagnate because they don't have a clear idea about how their background makes them an ideal employee. The same is true in job searching.

  • What makes Canada so attractive to global job seekers?

    Canada is the third most popular country in the world for global job hunters, say new metrics released by job site Indeed.com. Nearly 10 per cent of all cross-border job searchers are looking in Canada, …

    What makes Canada so attractive to global job seekers?

    Canada is the third most popular country in the world for global job hunters, say new metrics released by job site Indeed.com. Nearly 10 per cent of all cross-border job searchers are looking in Canada, making it the third most coveted destination next to the U.S. and the U.K. at 29.6 and 12.7 per cent respectively, according …

  • Don’t be a hero: Why you should call in sick

    Have you ever been trapped at your desk, forced to listen to a colleague blow through entire box of tissues in a day? The sound effects are enough to make some of us feel queasy, but that colleague coughing …

    Don’t be a hero: Why you should call in sick

    Have you ever been trapped at your desk, forced to listen to a colleague blow through entire box of tissues in a day? The sound effects are enough to make some of us feel queasy, but that colleague coughing up a lung is just proving their dedication, right? Office workers, especially those blessed with open-concept workplaces, …

  • 5 Strategies to Help You Get the Salary You Want

    Talking about money can be challenging and uncomfortable, but there are a few ways to rise above the awkwardness to help you get the salary you want. 

    5 Strategies to Help You Get the Salary You Want

    Talking about money can be challenging and uncomfortable, but there are a few ways to rise above the awkwardness to help you get the salary you want. 

  • The real solution to the Carrier jobs fiasco was under Trump’s nose the whole time

    President-elect Trump tours the Carrier facility in Indiana. This week in Indianapolis, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would save hundreds of Americans’ jobs from going to Mexico. Speaking …

    The real solution to the Carrier jobs fiasco was under Trump’s nose the whole time

    President-elect Trump tours the Carrier facility in Indiana. This week in Indianapolis, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would save hundreds of Americans’ jobs from going to Mexico. Speaking at United Technologies’ (UTX) Carrier air conditioning company, Trump announced a deal that kept 800 jobs in-state …

  • A behavioral economist explains why it's okay that you'll never find the perfect job

    A classmate of mine once asked a professor how and when she knew that academia was the right...

    A classmate of mine once asked a professor how and when she knew that academia was the right...

  • Here's how many US-based employees plan to look for a new job in 2017

    Whether you're into New Year's resolutions or not, the holidays are as good a time as any to...

    Whether you're into New Year's resolutions or not, the holidays are as good a time as any to...

  • The jobs report is a perfect example of fake news

    On Friday, we learned the US economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, while over 95 million Americans were not in the labor force. One person can say the unemployment …

    The jobs report is a perfect example of fake news

    On Friday, we learned the US economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, while over 95 million Americans were not in the labor force. One person can say the unemployment rate is 4.6%. Another person can look at the same report and say the unemployment rate is 40.3%.

  • 100,000 emails later, Farmer's Daughter still gets inquiries about free land and job offer

    The email account of a store and bakery in rural Cape Breton that offered free land and a job to people willing to work there continues to be flooded with new inquiries. This week, the number of queries hit …

    The email account of a store and bakery in rural Cape Breton that offered free land and a job to people willing to work there continues to be flooded with new inquiries. This week, the number of queries hit 100,000, said one of the co-owners of the Farmer's Daughter in Whycocomagh, N.S. In August, siblings Sandee MacLean and …

  • How a smartphone saved 1,000 jobs

    The news was bad: Carrier would be shutting down the plant, starting in 2017, and moving 1,400 jobs to Mexico. US employers announced more than 60,000 layoffs that month, and 1,400 job losses at one plant …

    The news was bad: Carrier would be shutting down the plant, starting in 2017, and moving 1,400 jobs to Mexico. US employers announced more than 60,000 layoffs that month, and 1,400 job losses at one plant was hardly national news. The video promptly went viral, making the Carrier layoffs a national story.

  • Bye-Bye: U.S. Job Seekers Giving Up, Leaving the Workforce

    Many Americans are getting a better deal by staying home than getting a job.

    Bye-Bye: U.S. Job Seekers Giving Up, Leaving the Workforce

    Many Americans are getting a better deal by staying home than getting a job.

  • Friday's jobs report showed it's still tough for unemployed Americans

    Friday's US jobs report had a huge surprise with a massive drop in the unemployment rate to 4.6%...

    Friday's US jobs report had a huge surprise with a massive drop in the unemployment rate to 4.6%...