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Job Search Strategies: Hunting in the Recession

Congratulations! You're now a full-time job seeker and if you happen to be among those affected by our current economic situation you're not alone. According to the Globe and Mail it was estimated that over 63,000 jobs had been lost in Alberta alone in the first 8...

Book Review: NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

The history of autism is little known and so colourful it could easily be mistaken for a work of fiction. Two physicians working independently on opposite sides of the Atlantic seemed to have arrived at the same discovery almost concurrently. Hans Asperger and Leo...

Tips & Tools for Hiring in a Recession

Calgarian's are rolling into 2016 fresh off the 4th? 5th? round of layoffs from large Calgary Employers.  This recession has resulted in a significant increase in unemployment in a relatively short time frame.  For those struggling to secure employment, this is a...

What does Diversity mean to you?

My colleague and I were fortunate enough to attend The Van Horne Institute's 'Diversity in Supply Chain Management' Career Fair held here in Calgary. We work as Diversity and Engagement Consultants for CAES, so we were excited to have a great opportunity to see what...

Celebrating DEAM: Save-On-Foods Cash Mob

For the past 11…yep count 'em that’s 11 weeks of listening to 3 parties present their policies and try to sell you on why they are best for our country… WAIT! Backspace, Delete, Refresh! If you’re like me and millions of other Canadians you have about had it and are...

Celebrating DEAM: October Kickoff Event

Last week the Calgary Employment First Network held the first Disability Employment Awareness Month Kickoff event.  The Kickoff was exceptionally successful with Mayor Nenshi, Minister Sabir, several MLA's and Tom Jackson presenting at the ceremonies.  Service...

Disability Employment Awareness Month – Calgary

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month - DEAM - and there are a number of great events and opportunities being planned for Calgary, AB. The city has reason to be proud; we're the little city that grew up hard and fast through boom and bust cycles. We went...

The Real Impact of Funding Cuts: The Closure of CUAI

In the midst of the ongoing speculation surrounding our economy, a newly elected provincial government, and a federal election in the fall - I wanted to take time to shed light on what I feel is perhaps sadly one of the most short sighted casualties of government...

The Other, Other Side of the Minimum Wage Debate

Previous blog posts by my esteemed colleagues have done a fantastic job of shedding light on skewed reporting and dispelling common myths surrounding the increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage.  I feel it would be remiss not to shed light on the seldom considered, but...

Raising the Minimum Wage

The conversation around raising the minimum wage in Alberta, as elsewhere, is dominated by speculation and hypothetical scenarios that all too often involve some type of economic collapse. Rather than languishing in the doldrum of worry, let's explore some of the...

Minimum Wage Debate: Dispelling Common Myths

Michal Rozworski’s article 'Five Myths to Bust about Minimum Wage Hikes' shares with the reader 5 myths regarding the minimum wage hikes, and starts off with a preliminary background on the issue of raising the minimum wage.  Rozworski expands into the effect it has...

Literary Review: Creating a Sense of Urgency

This blog is the fourth installment regarding the last attribute that Michael Hyatt proposes in his article ‘Creating a Sense of Urgency’. The fourth attribute is Assess. In his article, Hyatt states that urgency doesn’t rule out assessment, in fact it demands it. The...

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