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Coffee is not the only way to fight boredom. Vladimir Vladimirov/E+ via Getty Images

How to battle boredom at work

New research suggests alternating boring and meaningful tasks can keep workers more engaged and productive.
Leaders and employees are sometimes encouraged to be open and vulnerable with one another in the workplace. But this is not always as straightforward as it seems. (Shutterstock)

Leadership transparency alone doesn’t guarantee employees will speak up in the workplace

For many people, speaking up at work can be a nerve-wracking experience because it leaves them exposed to judgment, ridicule and rejection.
Current bereavement policies do not address the reality of employees with family members that have used, or are planning to use, medical assistance in dying (MAID) services. (Shutterstock)

Bereavement policies need to be updated to better support employees affected by MAID

Most workplace bereavement policies were designed prior to MAID and very few employers have adjusted these policies in light of the new reality of living and dying in Canada.
Research shows women are at higher risk for burnout and psychological, emotional and physical stress in the workplace in comparison to their male counterparts. (Shutterstock)

Stop breaking women’s hearts at work: 7 ways to make workplaces better for cardiovascular health

Acknowledging that factors like the built environment, social and health systems, and outdated policies are the problems — rather than people — is a step towards healthier and safer workplaces.
An increasing focus on training undergraduates for the labour market shortchanges students. Students and attendees seen at a job fair in Atlanta, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Sliz)

Does a university undergraduate degree lead to a ‘good job?’ It depends what you mean

Students should know that a key part of the value of their undergraduate degree lies in taking advantage of all the opportunities for learning that universities offer.
Massive gains in productivity haven’t led to more time free from work. J Studios/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Why is free time still so elusive?

In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes famously predicted that within a century, the normal workweek would decrease to 15 hours. Why was he wrong?
The birth of children results in large earnings losses that are not equally distributed within heterosexual couples. (Shutterstock)

The motherhood pay gap: Why women’s earnings decline after having children

New research shows that women’s earnings are negatively impacted by having children, while men’s aren’t. The effects can be long-lasting and contribute to the gender pay gap.
Women are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 , which resulted in job losses and reduced opportunities for women in the workforce. (Shutterstock)

Women still face gender inequalities at work post-pandemic

The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows that, while gender inequalities in the workplace remain fairly large between women and men, there are some notable exceptions.

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