Free labour sounds great, but is it right? The law says that it’s not

Canadian social media star HootSuite recently got in hot water over its practice of not paying interns that work in their company. After raising the hackles of interns and labour rights advocates across

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Lessons we can all learn from RBC

Reports have emerged recently that 45 RBC employees are losing their jobs next month after RBC contracted a number of technological services to iGate, a California-based firm which specializes in sending jobs overseas.

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

How to keep up with industry salary levels

Edward Martin, deputy CIO of George Washington University is this month's Premier 100 IT Leader. He answers questions about pay equity, indispensable skills and how to become a CIO. Q - My company

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Infographic reveals who works for startups

In recent years we've heard it trumpeted all over the place. Entrepreneurs and their startups are the engine of the Canada economy. But who actually works for startups? Information services tracking firm CB

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ceridian for Small Business provides big services

Is your small business properly set-up to comply with Bill 168, the legislation on workplace violence and harassment?  If you're not sure, perhaps you should consult your online payroll service provider. That's right,

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

IT security managers: stressed out but well-paid

IT managers are losing sleep over the threat of data loss and not a few think protecting their company’s network is more stressful than handling a divorce, according to a recent survey commissioned

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Six ways technology can help disabled employees

Five years ago Scott and Jamie Burton started Dolphin Digital Technologies with an unusual philosophy. The Kitchener, Ont., company aims to employ people with disabilities. By doing so, the Burtons have built a

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

Is your Facebook activity jeopardizing your career?

By Monica Goyal Under normal circumstances, it’s unlikely that these comments will travel back to your superior and result in your dismissal. However, if you make your feelings known on a popular social

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Five tricks workers use to visit blocked Web sites

There may have been a time when blocking certain sites was acceptable in most office environments. But what was once considered off-limits is now essential in many organizations. Social media sites like Facebook

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

Gartner’s vision of the workplace in 2020

How will people work 10 years from now? Gartner thinks it has a pretty good idea, predicting 10 major changes that will occur during the next 10 years. "Work will become less routine,

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Businesses must remember developers are people too

Everyone knows the software programmer stereotype: Developers are lone hackers working late into the night, the room illuminated only by their computer monitors. They subsist on delivery pizza and Mountain Dew. They rarely

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Neil McAllister

Canadian experience not required

About two years ago Jessica Chen applied for a factory job at Samtack Computer Inc., a Markham, Ont.-based company that also happens to be one of the largest computer and parts distributing companies

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Four ways to breathe new life into dying projects

Summer is a perfect time of year to reflect on the current state of all the key projects that were approved in January. At this stage, you and your management team should have

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Ron Ponce

For these and all other online blessings let us be grateful

Over the next decade, the benefits of being social onlinewill greatly outweigh any hindrances that come with it, according to a study.With tools like e-mail and social networks at hand, people have a

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin and Nestor Arellano