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How to handle difficult co-workers

In today’s workplace, we need to get along with a wide variety of colleagues—and some of them, frankly, aren’t so peachy. Learn how to make the most of a difficult situation. It’s a fact of life that not everyone plays nicely in the sandbox. Given the mix of different personalities, work styles and varying responses… Read More How to handle difficult co-workers

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Should we tax robots?

by David Descôteaux A robot tax could ensure governments don’t lose revenue and workers don’t become obsolete. But is this idea even desirable or even practicable? In 2017, as thousands of US retail workers lost their jobs, Amazon acquired 75,000 robots. According to news outlet Quartz, the company is investing so heavily in robotics that machines may… Read More Should we tax robots?

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Be prepared

Considering the number of ransomware attacks each year, why don’t organizations devote more resources to protecting themselves from these debilitating intrusions? By David Malamed In mid-July “a major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in bitcoin to restore its computer systems after suffering a crippling ransomware attack that not only encrypted its production databases… Read More Be prepared

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CEO pay plunge

Chief executives in the UK saw their salaries fall last year – but they are still far ahead of the average worker. In 2016, chief executives of the FTSE 100 index companies in the UK saw their compensation fall by almost a fifth compared with the previous year, reports The Telegraph. Meanwhile, in the US, TheWashington Post reported… Read More CEO pay plunge

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The phigital generation

The group born after 1995 lives in both the physical and the digital worlds. But who are they? And how will their unique characteristics impact the workplace? By Yan Barcelo This fall, Mathilde Louis a 19-year-old college student in Montreal, plans to publish the first episodes of her manga-style comic strips online. “My goal is… Read More The phigital generation

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Renegotiating NAFTA: what’s the Canadian impact?

As America’s top trade partner, Canada could bear the brunt of a new NAFTA. Discover what’s on the table as NAFTA is renegotiated and learn how you can help your company understand those changes. The United States government is making waves as it re-evaluates the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and… Read More Renegotiating NAFTA: what’s the Canadian impact?