‘Thriving in the Workplace’ offers great tips for success on the job

"7 books in 1" is the tag line for Thriving in the Workplace All-in One for Dummies (Wiley Publishing Inc.) -- a whopper of a book shipped to me recently for review.This tome

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Top tips to energize and motivate burned out employees

In his many years in IT, Robert Rosen has had to lay off employees, implement hiring and pay freezes and oversee other budget-cutting measures that impact staff. And, like other executives in similar

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Guilt trip – the only major excursion for some Canadians this year

Increased work pressures brought on by a depressed economy have heightened stress levels in the workplace. While taking time off work to rejuvenate is arguably one of the best ways to beat stress,

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Kim S. Nash

How to keep calm and fit even when your job is stressful

The stress of the recession has literally driven some executives to total exhaustion. And yet in times like these, it's more important than ever to exercise, says Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist who

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Joan Indiana Rigdon

Anxiety, depression rise sharply as economy tumbles

See related slideshow: An 8-point plan to lower stress and lift morale at work As the recession continues to slam Canadian companies, increasing layoffs are taking their toll on the mental and physical

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Talk isn’t cheap – Top communication tips to build employee morale

Open communication with employees is essential at all times, but even more critical during a recession, when stress levels tend to be high and staff morale low. Failure to foster such dialogue, experts

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to keep your cool when everyone around is losing theirs

Budget cuts. Layoffs. Doing more with less. Sound familiar? CIOs are suddenly tasked by management with putting out fires on multiple fronts as businesses struggle to survive amid the economy's smoking ruins. Oh,

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Kristin Burnham and Patricia Wallington

Eight strategies for an effective and satisfying job search

Being laid off can be a traumatic experience – for some as devastating as a divorce, or even the death of a loved one.Fears of being unable to financially support your family, anxieties

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to conquer workplace worries before they cripple you

The year ahead isn't shaping up to be a good one for IT, to say the least. Here in North America, budgets are increasingly going to reflect the worsening business conditions. That means

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Bruce Stewart

Top stress busters for the knowledge worker in tough times

In today's tough economy, as budgets shrink and staff numbers dwindle, knowledge workers are being asked to do more with less, Mounting pressures, along with prospects of an uncertain future, are elevating stress

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to tell your boss that you’re overworked

Twelve-hour workdays packed with mile-long to-do lists and meetings on top of meetings. Cell phones and BlackBerrys that are always on, and laptops you take home to squeeze in one more hour of

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Heavy workloads, recession fears stress IT professionals

IT professionals taking on more work in light of the current economic climate identified rising workloads as the greatest source of workplace stress, according to research from Robert Half Technology.The IT staffing and

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Denise Dubie

Strategies to keep your IT team stress free

It's been a tumultuous year, and IT professionals have not been excluded from the heart-stopping excitement. What has surprised me immensely in the past month, however, is a sudden shift to pessimism. People's

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Bruce Stewart

How to deal with work-related stress before it destroys you

Let's say you're a young IT manager, in your 20s, 30s or even early 40s. It's not unheard of for you to put in 10-hour workdays in front of your computer, or some

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Beth Stackpole