BellLet’sTalk Day

In September 2010, #BellLet’sTalk began a conversation – an advocacy program to promote Canada’s mental health education, research, awareness, and ending social stigma. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. The numbers though spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, engaged in an open discussion about mental…

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How to manage your #expectations so they don’t manage you

Dr. William Glasser, author of choice theory, taught that when we have a difference between what we want and what we have it often results in a brief burst of emotional pain. This pain signals that something’s not right and prompts us to act to close or eliminate the gap. AWARENESS Expectations that aren’t fulfilled the…

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The Biggest Lie of HR Recruiters? “We’ll Be In Touch.”

Why do so many people hate politics? Is it the performance? Is it the candidates? Is it the awful and mildly uncreative advertisements? Actually, it’s the double-speak. The fact of the matter is that, today, the general public equates political double-speak with definite equivocation. A party with something to hide. A candidate who will renege…

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My mother isn’t perfect, but she still inspires me

You’ll find Ma behind the pristine white counter in the pharmacy looking down the bridge of her nose trying to decipher the doctor’s writing on a prescription. It’s her resting work face that shouts “don’t bother me with trivial questions.” You’ll also find her in the grocery store trying to look for the freshest looking…

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Canadian job seekers can find ‘hot jobs’ in unexpected sectors

With all the hype about the war for tech talent – cybersecurity specialists, software developers, big data analysts and the like – Canadian job seekers might not be fully aware of the range of “hot jobs” for non-techies. Recruiting firm Hays Canada reports high demand for executive assistants, law clerks, supply-chain managers and continuous improvement…

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The habits and attitudes that bring you a successful #career

Building a successful career in an organization these days is a challenge, to say the least. In many ways, it is similar to what organizations face as they go head to head with their foes in the marketplace. PUSHING A ROPE UPHILL These are the typical internal dynamics that make career progression in any organization…

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