Category World of Work

BC Construction Industry Recruiting Skilled Trades Workers In Ireland

$1.47 — that’s the average return on investment for every $1 put into skilled trades apprenticeship training according to the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. That’s good news in light of the BC government’s forecast of more than 153,000 skilled trades openings over the next decade. To meet the current skilled trades shortage in British Columbia, the […]

For Job Seekers: Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Arriving at a job interview without well prepared questions is like going clothes shopping with no pants on. You’ll be conspicuous for what’s lacking instead of what you have to offer.

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Smokers Are Losing Their Networking Advantage

I used to think the smoking crowd at work had a huge advantage. I’d see them leave the building together and come back 10 minutes later with all kinds of plans and energy. Why? They took the time to chat with other people, compare ideas, crystallize thoughts. Meanwhile, the non-smokers remained glued to their desk, staring […]

Fierce And Vulnerable At The Same Time: Killer Leadership Combo

Engaging in a fierce conversation is an act of kindness. We call it fierce because it requires courage to step beyond the barriers disguised as harmless clichés and enter into true dialogue that builds understanding. It means talking about stuff that matters. And it means admitting the part we played in creating the problem or in allowing it to continue.

50 Best Blogs for Recruiters

Everyone knows recruiters don’t walk, they run through their daily schedule.  Matching the right people to the right jobs is a big task, and one they take seriously.  So how do you fit in time for professional development?  I suggest doing it in snippets.  Reading professional blogs can be a great way to do this. You […]

Listening To Your Recruiter

Would you walk into your doctor’s office to announce your diagnosis and dictate a prescription?  Not likely.  Even if you suspect what the problem is, you still want input from your physician.  What’s the latest treatment?  Are there alternatives?  Is there any new information that you should be made aware of? Your recruiter can offer you the […]

Ten Ways To Inject Fun Into The Workplace

Would you consider installing a video camera to catch humourous responses to unexpected questions?  What about a team coffee break dedicated to sharing your most embarrassing moments?  Teams that laugh together are better able to power through difficulties and get the big job done. Intrigued?  Read more at Fast Company.

A Simple Gesture to Boost Morale

Harvard Business Review is known for publishing the latest thinking in corporate and management strategy.  Here is one idea that is basic and simple yet carries the promise of impact. See Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s idea here.

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