Terminating Employment with Respect

Loss of employment ranks right up there with other major life losses in terms of stress levels. This is true for everyone. Reactions and emotions may be further amplified depending on whether individuals have been through job loss before and what is going on in their lives at that particular moment. Separation, divorce, a sick [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Career Transition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part II

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is Part II of our 2-part series (please see Part I for tips 1 to 4) designed to assist people in this situation. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part I

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is obviously not a fun place to be. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term unemployed workers; 20.3% of total unemployed people are classified as long-term unemployed. What to do? [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Getting the Most out of Working with a Career Consultant

So … you have your first meeting with a Career Consultant after exiting an organization. What do you need to do to prepare? We’ve put together some tips for preparing for the start of your new journey. 1. Self Assessment How are you feeling about this next stage? Are you excited; does the world seem [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Remote and Recorded Interviews: 7 Tips for Success

There are a number of Calgary-based organizations that are using video interviewing platforms such as Skype for live interviews and HireVue for recorded interviews. Proponents claim that the tools reduce bias and increase diversity, candidate flexibility, and recruiter productivity. What is your take on these tools? Approaching either of these interview situations requires some preparation. As a [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

5 Tough Questions… Are you Ready?

At its worst, an interview becomes a series of stilted questions and answers.  At its best, it is a conversation between people invested in the discussion and keenly interested in learning more about one another. We don’t advocate memorizing answers to interview questions.   You should, however, spend time determining what information you want to share [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Maybe you Shouldn’t do an Employee Survey… 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started

Sometimes, when a client engages us to work with them on an employee engagement/satisfaction survey we talk ourselves out of the work. Or, more specifically we question ourselves out of the work. We’re ok with that. Here’s why… Too often we hear stories of organizations that conduct elaborate “satisfaction” surveys or obligatory annual surveys and [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

The Intersection – where Human Resources meets Health and Safety

Legislative changes in 2018 will highlight the importance of these two departments being in lock-step. The legalization of marijuana and the implementation of OHS Bill 30 in Alberta will highlight the need for Human Resources (HR) and Health and Safety (H&S) to be aligned and working closely together. The proposed legalization of marijuana introduces issues [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|HR Consulting|0 Comments

Job Loss and Mental Health

Working in the field of career transition reveals that each person’s situation and reaction to job loss is uniquely their own.  Some individuals come to us fired up and ready to work on their resume, LinkedIn profile and networking strategy. However, sometimes we meet individuals who are tired, scared, and having trouble envisioning a positive [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

The Overwhelming Rise of Recruitment Technology (part 2/2)

In part 1 of this 2-part series I told you about a recent experience I had with job seekers who were overwhelmed by impact technology has had on job search over the past 10 years. We discussed embracing change and letting the technology work for you. You can read part one here In this second [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Career Transition|0 Comments