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Are You Workforce Ready?

While the majority of college students feel prepared to move from high school to higher education, they are often less confident about making the next big transition, from college to the workplace. In separate 2015 studies from McGraw Hill Education, Gallup-Purdue and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) current students and alumni provide …

Posted in Working with Students & Graduates

The Uncertain Story of Career Development

Certainty is something that we seem to strive for in life, so it is odd that we so often bewail that we are bored. Judging by their popularity, we love a good suspense thriller and hate to have it spoiled by someone telling us who did it. With the exception of illegal bookmakers and bent …

Posted in Professional Promotion

The Business Case for Improving Mental Well-being in the Work Place

Employees are increasingly expected to frequently adapt to organizational change outside of their control, often requiring them to perform better, faster and with improved outputs. These changes may be accompanied by decreasing rewards and less job security. Click here to view the PDF Article

Posted in Employer's Perspective

How to Explain Your Employment Gap Without Hurting Your Chances of Getting the Job

You took some time off. Finished your degree. Went on sabbatical. Stayed home and raised young kids. Took care of an elderly parent who needed you. Whatever it was, the net result is an employment gap—and it’s making you squirm. Do people even hire professionals with the dreaded G-word on their resumes? Of course they …

Posted in Adult Career Changes

Job loyalty still exists; to retain Millennials focus on growth opportunities, work-life balance and supportive bosses

A new survey of more than 1,100 young adults aged 22-35 by the Boston College Center for Work & Family (BCCWF) explores how young adults navigate their careers and lives. How Millennials Navigate Their Careers: Young Adult Views on Work, Life and Success provides much needed insight into the aspirations and desires of the newest …

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Two Models of Identity Development When Using Narratives to Design Career Readiness Programs

Career readiness refers to when one has established career and education/training plans that are linked to occupations offering sustainable wages (Career Readiness Partner Council, 2012). Renewed national focus on career and education planning is evident in school settings, marked by the rise in the use of individualized learning plans (Solberg, Wills, Redmond & Skaff, 2014). …

Posted in Adult Career Changes

Guelph study finds disabled grads have higher unemployment rates than non-disabled peers

A new study involving University of Guelph researchers shows unemployment rates for graduates with disabilities are twice as high than for those without disabilities. Graduates with disabilities also face a wage gap when they do find full time work, the study found. In the Canadian Review of Sociology study, U of G sociology and anthropology …

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Education is not an adequate defense against the rise of the robots

The conventional wisdom has long been that the solution to technology-driven job losses is invariably more education and vocational training. As machines and smart software eat away at low-skill jobs, workers are urged to retool themselves and continuously climb the skills ladder, taking on roles that are beyond the reach of automation. Economists refer to …

Posted in Resources Review

The Good and Bad News About The State Of Millennials Worldwide

 Perhaps you’ve heard that millennials have become the largest generation in the workplace, surpassing gen X this year, according to Pew Research. To accommodate this new group of workers and leaders, employers have had to evolve their practices around productivity and engagement. On a larger scale, the number of young people in the workforce is …

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Empowerment Through Disclosure: Breaking Down Barriers To Employment For People With Disabilities

December 3rd has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 47/3 (1992) as International Day of People with Disabilities. The purpose for recognizing this day is to raise awareness, understanding and support for the dignity, rights, well being and inclusion of people with disabilities who, according to recent demographic and economic statistics, constitute …

Posted in Working with Disabilities