I'll go straight to the point here - turns out, taking frequent breaks at work makes you more productive. Japanese employers have found that showing their workers cute pictures of cats or funny animal videos throughout the day makes their employees more motivated and focused in the long run.
Hiroshima University has conducted a study where a test group was divided into three categories. One category of students was shown pictures of cute baby animals before being asked to complete various tasks. The other group was shown photos of adult animals and the third category of students were shown photos of delicious food. As a result, those who looked at photos of adorable baby animals outperformed the rest of the study participants.
In other words, what this study means is that our brain tires from repeated stress. We need distraction in order to reboot our system. There's no better way of decompressing at work than watching funny kitty videos. Productivity comes down to this - longer hours doesn't necessarily mean better quality of work. Strategic breaks between work sessions is what's going to make us perform at our best.
In 2014, researchers have found that for every 52 minutes of work, we need at least 17 minutes of break. The best employees are not those who work the longest hours, but rather those who use their energy efficiently in order to solve daily tasks in a creative and up-beat approach. So next time you lose your shit at work, take a deep breath and watch a funny cat compilation on YouTube. You're welcome.
All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.
Right now, you could book a work desk at Burgundy Lion in Little Burgundy, 212 Montreal in Old Montreal, Knox Taverne in Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Riverside, which is in Saint-Henri, along the canal.
You can even bring your dog to work with you at Riverside and 212.
It costs $9.99 to reserve a Workden space for eight hours, which includes a work desk, unlimited gourmet coffee, tea, and water, professional-grade Wi-Fi and access to community events — as well as a Community Manager who will greet you at the door when you arrive for your session.
Five-day passes, monthly passes and group passes are also available.
More Workden locations are expected soon in the Plateau Mont-Royal, the West Island, Brossard, the Mile End and downtown. The collective is also accepting suggestions for workspace locations via email.
Communications Manager, Community Affairs, YouTube
This job is for people who love to network and communicate with others on the daily and for people who have many years of experience in this field.
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Enterprise Field Sales Representative, Google Cloud
With this position, you'd be selling to Google's "top enterprise accounts," which is why the company is asking for an individual with at least seven years of technology-related sales or someone who has "business development experience at a B2B software company."
Cloud Data Developer, Professional Services, Google Cloud
If you have a degree in computer science, mathematics, or something similar, then this could be the position for you. The Cloud Data Developer should have experience writing software in one or more languages and know how to use data processing software, among other things.
Do you have "5 years of relevant experience, working in government, government relations, regulatory agency, politics, or the corporate or public interest space in Canada?" If so, consider applying to be an Analyst at Google!
You don't actually have to have your bachelor's degree yet to snag this job! To apply for this position, you should currently be pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field. If you're interested, make sure to send your application in before July 2.