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Canada Career Month: November 2018 “I Know I Can Because…”

Listen to this episode at CareerCycles.com. In November, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Canada Career Month 2018 will feature events, advocacy initiatives, and online activity aimed squarely on advancing our national focus on skills. Paul Smith, a Working Group Chair for Canada Career Month, discusses this year’s theme, ... Read More »

Managing Parental Leave: How Organizations Can Do It Better

Listen to this episode at CareerCycles.com. How do you balance having a family and having a career? According to The Wall Street Journal, job- related anxieties that come with parental leave, including worries about slowing one’s career trajectory are familiar to many women. As more employers expand parental leave benefits for men, new and soon-to-be fathers are confronting those same concer... Read More »

Removing Unconscious Bias from Hiring with AI. Plus, Learning from a Whirlwind Career.

Listen on CareerCycles.com How can we reduce bias in recruiting and improve hiring? Knockri is an AI video soft-skill assessment tool, that helps reduce unconscious bias. It shortlists the best fit job candidates to interview. Mark Franklin talks to Rija Choudhry, HR & marketing strategist at Knockri about how her company merges video intelligence, machine learning and science, to quantify sof... Read More »

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018: John Helliwell on Global Happiness, Plus Bill Craig and Jay Gosselin

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology – and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada. Up fi... Read More »

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at Careercycles Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at two conferences: the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology – and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and studen... Read More »

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA) 2018 Conference

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at Careercycles Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2018 Conference in lovely Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCPA aims to help practitioners and researchers who work in the mental health field. For the first time ever, there are five (and soon to be six... Read More »

Leaving the Allure. Embracing the Unexpected. (Part II)

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com After a rollercoaster ride of a career spanning education to agriculture to politics and from Montreal to Vancouver to Ottawa to Toronto to Prince Edward County, Ontario, Helene LeBlanc left the allure of politics for…. Tune in to hear her latest adventure. CareerBuzz is hosted by Mark Franklin, president and practice leader of CareerC... Read More »

Leaving the Allure, Embracing the Unexpected

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com How do you leave the allure of the music business and land in… an insurance office?  Just ask Adam Hare. From young entrepreneur, developing his own clothing line, to managing a creative team for Universal Music Canada, Adam now makes waves, yes, in the insurance industry. He launched an award-winning, online brokerage called Insurance Jack.... Read More »

The Implications of Learning Organization Theory & Practices to Career Development

By Xiaoying (Lindsay) Ye In terms of career development, from its motive to practices in building a meaningful and successful career, either it is for a student at school, or a mid-career professional to senior executive, I found the learning organization theory and its practices quite relevant, and could serve as guiding theory and tool if we understand the learning organization theory and know h... Read More »

What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as Executive Director ofOutward Bound Canada, she is helping others learn about themselves and connect with the great outdoors. Hear Sarah Wiley’s inspiring story and learn about Outward Bound Canada in this episode of Care... Read More »

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