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Study finds that reputation is key to predicting performance – but it’s often overlooked by employers
Wednesday, July 14 - 2021
Organizations spend countless time, money and resources searching for employees. But according to a new U of T Scarborough study, they may be overlooking the key ingredient in determining future…
Monday, June 14 - 2021
A new report on the effect of school closures in Ontario due to COVID-19 suggests that inequities in education are being accelerated, with vulnerable groups in particular being especially affected.…
Wednesday, April 7 - 2021
Brand names are often written using a combination of upper and lowercase letters. Others defy convention by using all lowercase (amazon or ebay) or all uppercase (IKEA or IBM).
Thursday, October 29 - 2020
A new U of T Scarborough study has found that people can use certain skills they develop at work to enrich their lives at home as well.
Friday, October 9 - 2020
There is no shortage of anxiety during this global pandemic, but a new U of T study finds there is a surprising but simple coping mechanism that might just help you feel a little better. “It’s clear…
Friday, April 24 - 2020
Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse into the future of work. “One of the unintended impacts of this lockdown is more people, having tried remote working for the first time…
Thursday, March 5 - 2020
We live in a world of online reviews. Before splashing cash for everything from jeans to food to a European vacation, we often check Amazon, Yelp or TripAdvisor first.
Thursday, November 14 - 2019
Our places of work can, for better or worse, mirror society as a whole. In the same way stressors like racial harassment and discrimination in society affect individuals, in the workplace it also has…
Tuesday, November 12 - 2019
In one of the most iconic scenes in All the President’s Men (ATPM), a mysterious figure emerges from the shadows of a deserted parking garage. He tells Bob Woodward, a young, hungry reporter, “Just…
Being conscientious is one of the strongest predictors of success in the workplace, UTSC study finds
Monday, November 4 - 2019
Organizations are always looking for the ingredients that make a good employee, with many turning to personality tests as a means to find out. Now, a U of T Scarborough study suggests one of the…
Active or passive voice? Things may feel more distant, less likely to have happened depending on which one you use
Monday, September 23 - 2019
The way we interpret a message can change depending on whether it’s framed in active or passive voice – even if the content is exactly the same.
Thursday, July 25 - 2019
When it comes to how we view the group size of a collaboration, new U of T Scarborough research finds there’s such a thing as too many (and too few) cooks in the kitchen.