Category Archives: At work

'Paradox of power': Women in leadership roles face more sexual harassment than others

IMAGE: Johanna Rickne, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University. Courtesy: Magnus Bergström/Wallenbergstiftelserna A higher status in a company does not insulate against sexual harassment, according to new research. It may even amplify it: According to the study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University (SOFI), which examined corporate conditions in three countries, women in senior supervisory positions are

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Co-op programs benefit STEM students more than students from other disciplines

STEM students who participate in co-op programs are more likely to find a permanent job that relates to their field, according to a new study from the C.D. Howe Institute. While students from all disciplines appear to benefit from co-op training, STEM students seem to profit more. Analysis of data from Canada’s National Graduate Survey, government-collected statistical information on Canadian post-secondary students collected

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43 per cent of employers say they value online portfolios, websites

On the hunt for a job? You might cut through the competition with an online portfolio or website, according to a new survey conducted by staffing firm Accountemps. About 43 per cent of the employers who participated in the survey cited access to online resources as a big plus when looking for a candidate. The Canada-based survey included responses from

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How ‘weight bias’ is harming us all

Written by:Sara FL Kirk, Dalhousie University; Angela Alberga, Concordia University; Erin Cameron, Northern Ontario School of Medicine ; Mary Forhan, University of Alberta, and Shelly Russell-Mayhew, University of Calgary People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis. Ellen Maud Bennett died of cancer on May 11, 2018, and

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"Boys clubs" are still keeping minorities out of leadership roles, study finds

Image courtesy: Canva. “Old boys’ clubs” — a moniker used to describe social advantages men have over women in professional settings — could be responsible for a third of the corporate gender gap, according to a new study by Zoe Cullen of Harvard Business School and Ricardo Perez-Truglia of UCLA. “We find that when male employees are assigned to male managers, they

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It will take 99.5 years to close the global gender gap, according to new survey

Image courtesy: World Economic Forum It will take 99.5 years to close the gender gap in health, education, work, and political sectors, according to a new Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum.  The assessment is nearly a decade better than 2018’s estimate, which calculated it would take 108 years to reach global parity. The improved outlook is attributed to an

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Diversity & inclusion is more likely to succeed if we train people to be allies: Here are some tips

Photo courtesy: Unsplash. Terms like “glass ceiling” and “boy’s club” — monikers representing academic and professional barriers that prevent advancement — are slowly being replaced with “diversity and inclusion” (D&I) and a focus on retention, support, and increased visibility of minority participants. But in some instances, D&I programs fall short. A four-year study focusing on women of all ethnicities  found that efforts

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