PODCAST Prof Lisa Barrow on Conversations with Goodman

This week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast features Prof. Lisa Barrow, an international workplace bullying researcher.Prof. Barrow describes workplace bullying as repetitive behaviour that seeks to demean a targeted individual in the form of public humiliation, work sabotage or denied opportunities.Workplace bullying can have a big impact and Prof. Barrow stresses that some employees could be unaware that they are enduring bullying and it is important for employees, managers and human resource departments to better understand the issue and how it can be addressed. The effects of bullying in the workplace can be intensely felt through depression, anxiety and suicide. She offers advice to those who are being bullied at work and to human resource departments to appropriately handle the situation.Prof. Barrow is an assistant professor in the department of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics at the Goodman School of BusinessThis is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community. Last week’s episode featured Goodman graduate Jason Sparaga (BBA ’93). read more

Exports up imports down trade deficit reduced in October StatsCan

Exports up, imports down, trade deficit reduced in October: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to $169 million in October, a big improvement over the September figure when the deficit was $1 billion.Exports rose one per cent to $38.1 billion with farm, fishing and intermediate food products leading the gains.Declines in exports were led by metal ores and non-metallic minerals.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada says imports fell 1.2 per cent to $38.3 billion and were down 5.7 per cent from the record high of $40.6 billion reached in June.Imports from the United States rose 1.6 per cent to $24.6 billion and exports edged down 0.2 per cent to $27.4 billion, cutting the trade surplus with the United States to $2.8 billion from $3.2 billion in September.Imports from countries other than the United States fell 5.8 per cent to $13.7 billion and exports rose 4.2 per cent to $10.7 billion, reducing the trade deficit with those countries to $2.9 billion from $4.2 billion in September.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version included an unrevised figure for June imports. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2012 1:36 pm MDT read more