Working from home will be the trend until next year and with things becoming busier again, it’s important to ensure that proper health and safety measures are in place at home. This is important for not only our physical health but our mental health as well. Without a team to support you in person, it’s important to be aware of your work setup and explore how your organization can support your needs in any way. Read More
But that doesn’t make it any less vital – to decrease stress, to avoid burnout, to strengthen mental and physical health, and so much more.
Back in July, our very own Aziz Smailagic, Director of Client Services, hosted a session on “Tips for Video Interviewing & Networking” at the TorontoJobs.ca’s Virtual Career Conference. Check out Aziz’s session below to learn more about his tips and tricks to having a successful, well-set up video interview or call. Read More
This is part two of our Myers-Briggs Personality Type in the Workplace series, where we help breakdown all 16 of the Myers-Briggs personality types that fall under the four main personality categories – the Analysts, the Diplomats, the Sentinels, and the Explorers. Check out part one to learn more about the Analysts and why understanding your team members’ personality types can be helpful for your team and organization.
As we all know, during this pandemic, we have all had to become more creative in the ways in which we safely interact with our friends. One said method has been through social distancing picnics. It was during one of these catch up sessions that a friend of mine asked all of us if we knew what our personality types were. Of course, as a psychology major, I had heard about this, but a few of my friends had not. This led to all of us doing the 16personalities test. Not only did this create an hour-long conversation, we all came out of the discussion with a better understanding of one another.
As an ENFP, I had a general understanding of what my personality type was like, but it never really dawned on me that this could ultimately provide me with more insight in terms of the type of work environment, career, and work that I would thrive in. Albeit, my personality type in the last 10 years of my life, has changed once or twice, depending on the period in my life, but it has provided me with a general guideline. Read More
I always thought it was beautiful that Pride was the term used to celebrate LGBTQ+ because Pride by definition is the “emotional state deriving positive affect from the perceived value of a person or thing with which the subject has an intimate connection, and can be inwardly or outwardly directed.” Within the definition itself, “positive” is what stands out to me the most because for a very long time and quite honestly, even occasionally now, there are times that it is difficult for me to feel that way. Read More
Prioritizing your mental health is vital, now more than ever, with dwindled social interactions, social distancing restrictions and closures, and constant (and sometimes stressful) pandemic news updates.
With many organizations now offering their services online to follow social-distancing recommendations, taking a moment for self-care, your mental health and well-being has become a little easier.
Here are some resources and activities to help you stay well:
The RBC Associate Employer Program recently reached its 100th hire. Launched in 2012 in partnership with RBC, the program supports RBC’s small- and medium-sized businesses based in the Greater Toronto Region by connecting their clients with skilled newcomers to Canada who fit their employment needs.
In addition to hiring almost 1,000 interns through Career Edge, RBC incentivizes their business clients to share their commitment to launching careers of individuals facing barriers to employment. The award-winning financial institution offers hiring subsidies to clients that hire skilled newcomers through Career Edge paid internships. Read More
Next Wednesday marks the tenth annual #BellLetsTalk Day, an initiative launched by Bell, one of Career Edge’s longest-standing employers. Bell will donate “5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter” on January 29th that includes the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. Read More