Is Multitasking Counterproductive?

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Pay attention. At least for a few minutes, forget the other applications on your computer. Ignore the emails that ceaselessly stream in or your cell phone as it pleads for your attention. Try not to do what modern life often demands: multitask. If you find it difficult, you’re not alone. So many of us feel […]

Give a Little, Gain a Lot!

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Volunteerism as a Corporate Advantage Two thirds of Canada’s 6.5 million volunteers are part of the paid workforce. Increasingly, companies are putting in place formal programs to encourage their employees and retirees to volunteer.

34 Companies Win First Worldwide Award for Democracy in the Workplace

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Thirty-four companies are the first winners in a “Worldwide Award for the Most Democratic Workplaces” sponsored by WorldBlu, Inc., a Washington, DC-based business specializing in organizational democracy. The announcement came as part of the first Democracy in the Workplace Day. Businesses and non-profits from the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands and Russia made the première list, […]

Majority of Executives Would Recommend Their Professions to Their Children

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Nearly two-thirds (64%) of executives said that better career opportunities are available to today’s young professionals compared to when they began their own careers, according to the latest Executive Quiz from Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions. When asked if they would recommend their profession to their children, three quarters (75%) of […]