What Makes Employees Happy?

Around the world, there are close to three billion people in the workforce, but only 40 percent of them reported being satisfied. These numbers are alarming because when the workforce is not happy then productivity and profits plummet by almost 50 percent, according to the global research and analytics firm. Now, since many organizations have [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:04:01-07:00February 12th, 2019|Businesses, Employement|Comments Off on What Makes Employees Happy?

Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

It is a fact that many organizations in North America now have a workforce that comprises of different ethnic backgrounds, different religions, people with disabilities and the LGBT group. To avoid misunderstanding and cultural clashes in the workplace, diversity and cultural sensitivity training are a must. And this should be done on a regular basis. [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:34:16-07:00July 14th, 2017|Employement|Comments Off on Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

New Immigrants: Hiring Practices

These days there is no place for bias in the workplace, especially when it comes to hiring. Small and large companies are beginning to take necessary steps to eradicate past unfair practices because after all the main objective of the HR department is to hire the best qualified candidate for the position. Despite all the [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-07:00December 2nd, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on New Immigrants: Hiring Practices

References: A Hiring Manager’s Most Useful Tool

  Yes, hiring managers give weight to your resume and to your interview; however, one average or less-than-average references and your chance of getting the job going down the drain. The answer then of course is to make sure you have quality verifiable references. A reference check is an objective evaluation of your past job [...]

By |2015-06-17T17:43:40-07:00June 17th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on References: A Hiring Manager’s Most Useful Tool

Signs of Bias in the Workplace: Hiring

  People from all backgrounds have certain biases, perhaps it is much more convenient to mass individuals from certain ethnic backgrounds into one category. Instead, taking time out to remove hidden and unconscious prejudices.  And when people fail to put aside their biases, especially in the Human Resources department,  it only undermines the success of [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-07:00June 10th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on Signs of Bias in the Workplace: Hiring

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Finding employment is an active process, especially if you are new to the country. It begins by positioning yourself by becoming aware of the cultures and companies with openings, and positioning yourself well for the opportunity. But also it is important to know your strengths and weaknesses. Now it is time for a personal assessment. [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:17-07:00May 27th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

How Many References do you Need?

Employers generally ask for three references, however, because people are difficult to get a hold of, it is a good idea to have a backup reference. Make sure to select your references strategically, meaning that if you are applying for a job that requires you to have the ability to develop proposals and you do [...]

By |2015-02-10T18:25:17-07:00February 10th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on How Many References do you Need?

How to Retain Bright Employees

As the economy begins to improve, there is often a tendency for highly qualified employees to seek greener pastures elsewhere. This makes it very challenging for any organization to retain the  brightest  employees in a diverse  workplace.  Here are several tools and techniques to retain a multicultural staff: Make sure all staff members are treated [...]

By |2014-10-29T18:17:09-07:00October 29th, 2014|Employement|Comments Off on How to Retain Bright Employees

Importance of Reducing Foreign Accent

This past week I had the opportunity to be one of the mentors at a Job Fair put on by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine at the VPL in Vancouver, B.C. My expertise was  soft skills in the workplace, but one of the main questions many people asked was, "How do I lose my accent?" Many [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:22-07:00October 8th, 2014|Employement|Comments Off on Importance of Reducing Foreign Accent

How to Excel at Your Workplace

Congratulations! You have just landed  your perfect job in a company or  that this might be your first job in a newly adopted country such as Canada. What steps can you implement not only  to fit in the workplace,  but also shine to stardom? Since there are no magic formulas but here a few points [...]

By |2014-07-23T17:16:05-07:00July 23rd, 2014|Employement|Comments Off on How to Excel at Your Workplace