September is all about back-to-school – time to get back into routines, make lunches and go to bed early. And since there’s so much to do and children are still in summer mode, it’s hard to make sure the family is focusing on learning.
A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy is a new website which was developed as part of a two-year project led by the Labour Education Centre in partnership with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Workplace Education Manitoba.
Between 1987 and 2009, the proportion of women in senior management has changed little. Men are still more than twice as likely to hold a senior executive position, according to a Conference Board report.
The survey helps illustrate where baby boomers and their gen Y offspring believe companies can do more. Nearly one in three boomers does not feel companies treat workers nearing retirement with respect. Both generations cite better management, and improved organizational structure as changes they’d like to see. However, despite their workplace concerns, 75 per cent of young people, and 82 per cent of boomers say they are satisfied with their current job.
Managers wear many hats and have to be in tune with the people they manage. Empathy, one of many dimensions within the spectrum of emotion intelligence skills, refers to the ability to be aware of, to understand and to appreciate the feelings of others.
The Workopolis website says that allowing the Canadians who spend just one day a year driving to work alone would save about $120 million in out-of-pocket expenses and eliminate more than 60 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions.