Nearly half of you have taken a business call in the bathroom

A new study from printing and imaging vendor Epson paints a picture of the average Canadian business technology user, and it’s an interesting composite: you listen to music while you work, take business calls

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Boost your career at the office Christmas party

Sure there'll be lots of food and booze to ensure the holiday cheers get spread around, but the holiday office party is more than just an occasion to have company-paid-for fun at the

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Create an office social network with Ning

Upgrading from the break-room bulletin board and one-way customer e-mail lists model to achieve a Facebook-like social network for your business?You might try Facebook itself, of course, but the clash of business and

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Zack Stern

Some slacking off can make you more productive at work

Office "slackers" who sneak in a little Facebook and Twitter time do more work than the all-business, all-the-time folks. Researchers at the University of Melbourne confirmed this little truism in a new study.

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Mike Elgan

Recession pushing firms to neglect business ethics

Information technology consultant Dena L. Smith lays out a hypothetical dilemma: Should an IT department hire a more expensive vendor because the vendor shares its own company's ethics standards, or should it go

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

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

Optimism rises among Canadian IT workers … pay raises likely for some

While hiring at many Canadian firms will be slow this summer, industry insiders say IT personnel in certain positions are likely to get pay raises. They include application developers, database managers and top

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

7 ways to keep employees peppy and productive

In these tough economic times, even workers at stable organizations might be finding it hard to stay motivated. This can make it difficult for managers to maintain a positive, productive work environment. Strong

Published on: June 16th, 2009 Dave Willmer

5 things IT folk should never say to their spouses

Recently, I posed the following question to the CIO Forum on LinkedIn: What do you wish your spouse understood about your job?A dozen IT executives and IT directors-11 men and one woman-responded to

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Meridith Levinson