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Revisiting the Role of Career Assessment Inventories in Career Counselling

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Reflecting on 20 years of ContactPoint

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Is Job Loss from Robots Real or Hype?

By George Dutch, MA   Answering this question requires a closer examination of the numbers driving social, economic and technological trends disrupting and/or destroying certain sectors. Which traditional careers are the most affected by automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI)? How many jobs have already been replaced by them? Which sectors are being disrupted most and in what w... Read More »

Five Recommended Best Practice Strategies for Job Carving with Individuals with Disabilities and Barriers

Tips from the Front Line Employment Specialist By Joanna Samuels In today’s complicated and competitive labour market, people with disabilities are often excluded from the workforce leading to high rates of unemployment for these population group (Baker and Vaks, in AAIDA, 2015). Yet, working is critical for how we define ourselves and “create our personal sense of identity” (Eichler, 2017). As a ... Read More »

Offender Placement: Are we doing the best we can with transitional employment?

By Loretta Smith My staff and I work with a difficult client group. All of our clients are offenders, and we are mandated to work with the offenders based on risk. Within provincial correctional institutions, we generally do not program the low-risk; we focus on the medium and high- risks offenders. We work with the offenders who do not walk into employment agencies unless it is a Court Ordered re... Read More »

Career Development for Living the “Good Life” on Purpose

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The water is never still – a metaphor for labour market information

By Kristen Cumming I have a particularly deep love for labour market information. I like economics, and demography, and employment numbers, and GDP indicators. I also hold a profound love for career development. I like discovering the dreams held close to the heart that drive people to explore and risk and try. I am privileged to witness the transformational moments in people’s lives when they ali... Read More »

Career Management: your secret weapon to be a winner in today’s Talent Revolution

How can small businesses benefit from career management tools? And what can large enterprises learn from small business owners? How can businesses of all sizes turn to career management to make sense of today’s ever-changing world of work and the Future of Work? These are the questions that will be discussed at the May 11th Toronto book launch for Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Busin... Read More »

Canadian Millennials: The same in many ways but different in others…you may be surprised

By Michael Adams Twenty years ago I introduced my fellow Canadians to the idea that demography was not always destiny and that values matter most. In my book Sex in the Snow, I demonstrated this by showing that within each generation of Elders, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, there were social values segments which we called tribes. Some tribes had more traditional values such as deference to authority... Read More »

How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT WORK! By Avra Davidoff, M.C., R. Psych. A maternity leave is a transition experienced by many women. This transition is often a critical turning point for the family, the individual, and one’s career. However, less common is the focus on how it impacts career development. If you are anticipating a maternity leave or are in the midst of one, here are some tips and strate... Read More »

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