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Using Self-Distancing in Decision-Making

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Do you tend to let your emotions lead your life? Are you guilty of making irrational, quick decisions when faced with a tough or stressful choice? There is a way to stop this behaviour, it is called Self-Distancing.


7 Halloween Characters You’ll Find in the Workplace

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The workplace is a large mix of different personalities and it is best to know which ones to connect with and which to avoid. In honour of Halloween and to help you identify these personalities we’ve put together a list


6 Ways to Deal with Cranky Coworkers

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Today, Friday October 27th, is Cranky Coworker Day. While we hope that no one encounters any cranky coworkers today, we’ve put together today’s blog post to help you manage just in case.


Show Gratitude to Your Co-Workers

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Today is World Gratitude Day! Let’s all dedicate time today to tell the people in our lives that we are grateful for them.


Our 15 Favourite Breakaway Blog Posts

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To celebrate Breakaway’s 15th anniversary today (yay!) we’re sharing 15 of our favourite blog posts we’ve done since we starting our Breakaway Blog.


Tips for Mature Job Seekers

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A recent study showed that it is much harder to find a job as you get older. Job seekers over the age of 49 were more likely to be turned down for a job than their younger counterparts.


Occupational Heat Exposure

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Individuals working in hot indoor or outdoor environments are at risk of heat-related illnesses during hot weather. Thousands of workers become sick (some even die) from heat exposure each year. THIS IS ENTIRELY PREVENTABLE!


Industrial Workers of the World Day

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Today is Industrial Workers of the World Day! This is a day dedicated to all of the individuals working in industrial jobs around the world.


Warehouse Technology: Automated Guided Vehicle

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As technology advances we are seeing automation appear in the workplace in a variety of ways. One way that has been around for over 50 years but is appearing in warehouses more and more is the Automated Guided Vehicle.


The Dangers of Heat Stress

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As the weather in the GTA (finally!) gets warmer workers are more at risk for heat related illnesses caused by Heat Stress. When the weather is hot our bodies must work harder to get rid of excess heat and our