Big Data is a big deal but implementing it is seldom simple or cheap.read more
Over half of all the apps downloaded by privacy regulators as part of an international “sweep” didn’t tell users enough about how their information will be used, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, which participated in the sweep.read more
Is your job under threat from computerization – do you fear robot overlords looming to rob you of your career?
According to the latest Randstad Workmonitor study, which surveys employees in 33 countries around the world, one in four Canadians believe their jobs could vanish in a few years due to the rise of technology.read more
New research out of the United Kingdom has given botanophiles everywhere reason to celebrate.
The Telegraph reports that researchers from Cardiff and Exeter Universities in the UK have concluded that enriching an office environment with plants can increase workplace satisfaction, self-reported levels of focus, and perceived air quality.read more
Most Canadians aren't working at their dream job, a survey has found.read more
On a business call?
If you're not in the bathroom, odds are the person on the other end of the line probably is.read more
80% of Canadians say they’ve seen a rise in entrepreneurship over the past five year.read more
A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released last week by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada's science culture and science culture support system in 25 years.
The report found that 42 per cent of Canadians have a basic level of scientific literacy necessary to understand media reports about science, putting Canada first among 35 countries with similar available data.read more
Three researchers at Montreal's McGill University authored a study that looked at fish raised from birth to walk on land.read more
Most entrepreneurs neglect sleep—often, they feel, out of necessity. But research continues to show that those who get a full night's rest consistently outperform their droopy-eyed peers over the long term.read more
Canada now hosts an increasing number of self-employed workers.
One quarter of new Canadian jobs in 2013 were self-employed positions, according to workforce statistics from Scotiabank in a report by Advisor.ca.read more
As we transitioned from factory and farming jobs to knowledge work in cubicle labyrinths, we'd like to think we did away with much of the danger associated with work. No one in a desk job was ever obliterated by an out-of-control wheat thresher or stirred into a giant vat of boiling industrial cleaning product. The sense of security we have in our safe and sanitized office jobs is misplaced, however.read more
When it comes to facilitating communication between employees and fostering a culture of transparency and camaraderie, nothing beats an open office layout—or so modern startup wisdom would have it.read more