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All Talent Development Centre posts for Canadian technology contractors relating to the holiday season.

10 Logic Riddles to Get You Through Thanksgiving

Canadians love Thanksgiving weekend! A long weekend, fall weather, delicious food… and awkward silences at family gatherings. If you need to start a conversation while sitting in a quiet living room staring at cousins you barely know or you need to quickly change the subject after your uncle makes an offensive comment, then this video from Bright Side is here to help!

Challenge yourself and then your family with some of these logic riddles that they claim will increase your IQ. You may choose to run through all of them this weekend but keep in mind, more family gatherings and awkward silences are just around the corner in December.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

If you haven’t already started your vacation, you will soon have at least a few days off, and this is the time of year where we somehow manage to get out of shape in just a few days. This year, rather than setting a New Years’ Resolution to get back into shape, why not ensure that you don’t get out of shape? How? With the help of this infographic from Cleveland Clinic which provides 8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating, so you can keep on top of your eating habits before they escalate out of control.

8 Tips for Health Holiday Eating

8 Merry Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from Santa (Infographic)

This jolly man makes his way into many homes over the holiday season, spreading cheer and bringing presents to children around the world. Along with his bag full of gifts, Santa Claus also carries some of the best leadership traits one can have. Don’t believe us? Just skim through this infographic from Officevibe and see what you can learn.

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Contractor Quick Poll: Vacations

On Average, How Much Vacation Do You Take Each Year?

With the holiday season approaching, many employees are booking multi-week vacations.  A common downside of being an independent contractor is that you don’t get paid for vacation. When you decide it’s time for a well-earned break, you have to consider that fact that if you’re not working on a client’s project, you’re not invoicing and, therefore, not getting any income.

With all that in mind, it’s still important for everybody, employee or contractor, to unplug and enjoy their lives and the people in them. This month, we’re wondering what that means for independent contractors. Do you find you take less vacation than a typical employee? More?