The Financial Post

Women still owed wage parity

Women rule the workplace. Well, almost. The number of employed women outnumbered men in Canada in 2009 for the first time. One reason: Education. More women than men graduate from university in Canada. As a result, more women are becoming the primary breadwinners in their families.

Spread the halo-effect around: Success or failure of a firm should not rest solely on the CEO's shoulders

Success or failure of a firm should not rest solely on the CEO's shouldersMike Zafirovski, president and chief executive of Nortel Networks Corp., once wore the halo of corporate saviour with employees and shareholders putting faith in the former Motorola executive to turn the ailing company around.

Check your ego at the door

Receiving a call from a headhunter can put you on the path to landing that dream opportunity -- or it can lead to frustration, rejection and disappointment. Over the years, I have seen a lot of strong candidates miss out on great job opportunities because they did not fully understand the process and the role of the recruiter.