Learn handy leadership lessons from ‘Undercover Boss’

With the Olympic fanfare over, I finally had the chance to watch Undercover Boss, CBS's (CBS) new reality TV show about corporate executives who go undercover to observe first-hand what's happening on the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Gadgets making us a ruder workforce, study shows

While smartphones and laptops have made our lives easier, they have also apparently made us ruder.Fifity-one per cent of of 1,400 CIOs recently polled by Robert Half Technology say the availability of mobile

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Brad Reed

Three companies benefit big time from Twitter-style microblogs

When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result,

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Twitter use for business jumps 250 per cent in 6 months

The use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to promote businesses has exploded over the past six months, according to the results of a study that were released the other day.People

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Watching tawdry TV is one thing, discussing it at work is quite another

If you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, you've probably seen the sketch, "Dick in a Box," featuring comedian Andy Samberg and singer Justin Timberlake. It's a spoof on a music video for

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Creating the coolest workplace in the world

John Berry, who as head of U.S. Office of Personnel Management is responsible for the needs of 1.9 million federal workers, wants to improve the working conditions of government employees by increasing telecommuting

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Tam Harbert

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

Facebook hazards – and how you can avoid them

Ignoring Facebook's privacy options--some of them fairly new and not well known--can trip up the social-networking site's users in a number of ways. Here are some that everyone who has a Facebook account

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Christopher Null

Want to fix poor staff morale? – Cut the crap, show them the cash

Computerworld recently released its 2009 ranking of the Best Places to Work in IT. As part of that feature, the IT news daily published the story, 7 Tips for Keeping IT Employees Upbeat.

Published on: June 19th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

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

Unethical managers cause Canadians to quit their jobs … even in a recession

Every indicator points to tough job market, but a recent Canada-wide workplace survey reveals many employees would rather leave their safe positions than work for a boss they can't trust.The poll of 1,600

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Mounting discontent leads IT workers to strike back at firms that exploit them

Tempers flared inside a San Francisco datacenter on Friday, June 20, igniting the greatest public spectacle pitting a lone tech worker against management, media, and the law. Tension between network admin Terry Childs

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

How to profit from Facebook in the workplace

Recent statistics from O'Reilly Media indicate that Facebook's age demographic in North America continues to trend older. As a result, the world's largest social network could take on a more professional feel, as

Published on: December 10th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Brian Jackson

Seven strategies to survive these tough times with your job intact

Working in today's cutthroat economy has become a lot like the old joke about two guys being chased by a grizzly bear. One guy stops to take off his work shoes and lace

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Dan Tynan