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Rethink your next big hire: Black people face very real bias and unfair standards

The number of #Blackpeople living in #Canada has doubled over the past 25 years. However, the unique experiences and #diversity of Black communities are often aggregated into the category of “visible minority” and therefore diminished or overlooked. Anti-Black #racism in Canadian society persists because it is systemic. It has existed for decades and shows up…

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What does a world without e-mail look like?

If our economy runs on oil, than our workplaces can be said to run on e-mail. What if we committed to changes there as well, and not by 2030 or 2050, as in the response to climate change, but by next September or January, seeking a world without #email in your office. If that sounds impossible, think back…

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How do you know if the terms of your job offer are fair?

Hiring agreements are becoming too complicated. As an #employment lawyer, sometimes even I have a hard time understanding them. This may unduly benefit employers who have a better grasp on how these contracts operate and greater access to lawyers who draft these contracts to protect them. How can you level the playing field? If you…

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The 3 Key Formulas To Answer Any Interview Question

Interviews can be tough. No matter how much you prepare, you just can’t ever predict exactly what questions you’ll be asked. That’s why it’s always interesting to debrief with my clients after they have completed an #interview. Honestly, just when I think I’ve heard it all, someone hits me with a doozy. The questions I…

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First the kids, then the dog: at some point, everyone leaves home

The vet’s footsteps reverberated on the porch stairs through the stone silence inside our house. I squeezed the hand of one son and glanced over at my other. I turned my gaze back toward Jessie. She lay on a green quilt by the front window as the sun set in the winter sky. When my…

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Bringing People Back To The Office: Here’s What It Will Take

As we look toward a post-pandemic future, many of us are craving a return to life as we knew it (or closer to what we knew). We’ll be glad to go back to the gym, eat out again and yes, even #getbacktothe office. But while we’re craving to get back to the way things were,…

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Earth Day 2021 – “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth”

Earth Day is observed every year on April 22 to encourage environmental protection. A three-day event from April 20 to April 22, 2021, will be organized globally by #EARTHDAY.ORG which will include 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. Earth Day was established in 1970 as a day of education about #environmentalissues. This will be…

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Why can’t there be a vaccine for racism?

As a kid, I grew up blissfully unaware that my race would make me a target for #discrimination. I was born in Richmond, a city in the Greater #Vancouver Area that, in 2016, reported the second-highest visible minority population in #Canada. I never experienced the kind of #racism that I hear about all too often…

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5 Habits You Should Avoid First Thing In The Morning

Don’t make these mistakes when you wake up. Here’s what to avoid in your a.m. routine and what to do instead.A #goodmorning routine is a foundational part of self-care, affecting everything from your energy levels and productivity to the state of your skin. But it is easy to fall into less-than-ideal habits without even realizing it ―…