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September 2017

coffee

Coffee and Careers

By | General

Coffee is a stimulant that injects a boost in the central nervous system. With its limitations, it’s not for everyone. But, if consumed in moderation, drinking coffee can have many possible benefits at the workplace. Read More

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What’s Your Story?

By | Jobseeker

Storyshowing for Job Seekers

Employers need to know how a candidate will perform on the job. To demonstrate how you’d perform, you need to show (not tell) potential employers through storyshowing.

Why is showing more effective than telling?

Consider this: when you arrive at an interview, you dress to the level of the company. Read More

people with disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities: The Right (and Wise) Thing to Do

By | Employer

People with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. Almost four million Canadians live with a chronic health condition or health-related problem – that’s about one in every seven Canadians. Many are unemployed, or underemployed working in jobs below their education and skill levels – an issue called ‘mal-employment’ by former Ontario cabinet minister Dr. Marie Bountrogianni.

She wrote the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) which came into effect June 2005, mandating that owners need to make their businesses accessible by 2025. She recently published a piece in the Huffington Post updating Ontario’s progress. She wrote that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities in Ontario is 16 per cent (Canadian Survey on Disability). Read More

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