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Employees Are Overwhelmed and It’s Impacting Productivity

By Beverly Beuermann-King Many of our employees are overloaded and anxious. A 2013/2014 Staying@Work Survey from Towers Watson indicates that stress is still the number one lifestyle risk. The Sun Life Financial 2012 Canadian Health Index Report found that 72% of respondents reported experiencing excessive or uncomfortable levels of stress, and that the youngest age groups, in the prime of their w... Read More »

Why Motivational Interviewing and Why Now?

By Roxanne Sawatzky I work across Canada and meet some of the most passionate and enthusiastic service providers in the world, and a common question I’m asked from leaders and career developers is what’s new in career development and how can those new practices be integrated successfully into their current structure. Fast. You see funders wanting innovation, and organizations tell me they don’t ha... Read More »

From Compliance to Trust: the culture of virtual business

When Josh Zweig and Chad Davis set out to start their business they envisioned a new type of chartered accountant – client relationship that eschewed the traditional image of a C.A. in favour of an accessible, tech able, friendly accountant. Liveca.ca is the company they founded and is Canada’s first 100% paperless, online chartered accounting firm. The team at Liveca.ca work via Skype with ... Read More »

Success – Isn’t it a Good Thing?

Much has been written about job seekers and their fears of failure and rejection, and about the scores of people who have overcome failure to achieve resounding success. However, there has not been as much discussion about those who have a fear of success. This is arguably just as big a problem as the fear of failure, and it has the potential to become quite overwhelming, the longer the period of ... Read More »

Doctor Prescribes Career Help

Career Buzz guest, a family doctor, talks about meeting a career professional to get help to manage his career in medicine and beyond “The first step of getting help,” said Dr. Aubie Diamond, (Career Buzz, May 21, 2014) “is admitting it to yourself. If you’re in a [career] situation that’s not tenable, at a certain point in time, a person will begin to ask, ‘If ... Read More »

Weworkremotely.com: Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home  

What kind of work is it? Weworkremotely.com is a job board dedicated to matching top talent to employers who are willing to hire regardless of location.  I’ve been tracking this board for the past 6 months and have found that they are posting opportunities that are interesting, well compensated and offer flexibility.     The job board is currently offering some very interesting positions... Read More »

Career conversations with kids?

In talking about career development for children as young as three to six years old (Career Buzz, May 14, 2014), Sarah Brown emphasized the importance of the uniqueness of each child. Even before setting kids loose to play in an animated and online “Career Town,” Sarah, who’s the product manager for ccSpark! from Career Cruising, said you need to help kids become more aware of th... Read More »

Serving, deploying and collecting stories

“One of the incredible things about being a chaplain in the Canadian Forces is that you walk with the people who are there,” Padre Francesca Scorsone told Career Buzz listeners (April 23, 2014). “You’re going outside the wire with them, you’re going where they go,” said Padre Francesca, who has deployed to Afghanistan. As a girl, Francesca wanted to be a movie s... Read More »

Technical Sales: Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home

Over the past several months I have noticed a sharp increase in the job posting for Technical Sales Representatives that are managing a territory out of their home office. What kind of work is it? Working with a virtual sales team and reporting to a sale manager or head office, the Technical Sales Representative is responsible for managing a sales territory. They bring with them their technical sk... Read More »

Getting hit by that cosmic two-by-four

Clues from Career Buzz guest on getting hit by that cosmic two-by-four Listen to the interview here “I got hit by a cosmic two by four to the head,” is the way David Cohen explained to Career Buzz  listeners (April 3, 2014) how his career change was triggered by divorce and job loss all within three months. Then, while attending a workshop he noticed the role of the facilitator, and sa... Read More »

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