Trading Job Flexibility for Stability During Tough Economic Times

Let’s dive into an important topic that impacts many of us: job stability in today’s economy. In a world that glorifies flexibility, it’s time to explore the often-overlooked advantages of good ol’ fashioned job stability.

The Importance of Job Stability

Listen, I know we live in an era where freedom and flexibility are held up on a pedestal. We’re bombarded with messages telling us to pursue our passions, work when and where we want, and embrace the gig economy like it’s the key to eternal happiness. But here’s the reality: job stability is the backbone of a thriving career in the modern world.

In a constantly fluctuating economy, having a stable job provides you with a solid foundation for growth and financial security. It’s like constructing a sturdy house on solid ground instead of building a treehouse in a turbulent forest. With job stability, you can plan for your future, confidently pay the bills, and even

2024-05-31T18:45:19+00:00June 7th, 2024|Employees, Employers|

Teething on Transportation


Bridging the Gap Between Stereotypes and Reality

Growing up with a grandfather who was a driver and a father who owns a driver agency, the concept of the transportation industry was ingrained in my world from an early age. However, reconciling my love for my pink fluffy wardrobe room with a desire to obtain an AZ license or balancing perfectly manicured nails with owning an agency that helps people hire drivers myself might seem contradictory. How does one straddle these seemingly opposing worlds?
In my opinion, it all boils down to education and awareness. 

From an outsider’s perspective, the transportation industry can appear intimidating. Stereotypes often paint a grim picture, associating it with steel-toed boots, lot lizards, and the horrific scenes of Final Destination 2. This skewed perception doesn’t do justice to the dedication and hard work of our drivers. It fails to acknowledge that the food on our dinner tables, the packages we receive, and the products we enjoy wouldn’t be

2023-12-15T21:08:56+00:00December 15th, 2023|Employees, Employers, Job Seekers|

Automation in the workplace: good or bad?

A few days ago someone asked me, 

“If you woke up today from a 15 year comma what do you think would surprise you most about today’s world?” 

My answer – 

“The lack of human interaction in everyday life.” 

Humans have become incredibly dependent on so many of the everyday automations in our lives. 

Starting with things like washing machines and dishwashers we have automated  some of the most basic tasks. However this was only the beginning.

Now with automated workflows in your crm’s to chat bots writing long winded university papers and articles just like this one… it begs the question. Is this good… or bad? My simple answer is both. 

When you take a look at the fast progression there are a few reasons that AI has the ability to appear superior to humans. 

Artificial intelligence is amazing for speed. Humans

2023-10-31T01:24:53+00:00October 31st, 2023|Employees, Employers, Job Seekers|

Embracing the Fall Rhythm: The Power of Scheduling for a Balanced Life

Introduction

As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to paint the landscape in hues of amber and gold, it’s a clear sign that fall is upon us. This season marks a time of transition, not just in nature, but also in our daily lives. For parents, it’s the return of school routines, and for many professionals, work tends to pick up as we inch closer to the end of the year. With the busy winter season looming ahead, now is the perfect time to delve into the importance of a well-structured schedule, not only for managing the chaos but also for safeguarding our mental wellness.

Back to School: A Chance for Parents to Reset

The start of a new school year brings with it a sense of renewal – a chance for parents to reset their routines and embrace the structure that comes with school schedules. During the carefree days of summer,

2023-08-31T18:08:49+00:00August 30th, 2023|Employees, Job Seekers|

Greener Grass Love Goggles

Throughout our lives, many of us have experienced moments of questioning our current jobs or careers and wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. This phenomenon stems from a variety of factors, such as ambition, curiosity, and the desire for change which is very normal. However, making a leap without proper exploration can be risky. Working with agencies provides an opportunity to “check out the grass on the other side” without committing to it fully, offering valuable insights and guidance. Let’s dive into the reasons behind the perception of greener pastures in the job market and highlight the advantages of partnering with agencies to navigate career transitions.

Dissatisfaction and the Pursuit of Fulfillment

One reason people believe the grass is greener on the other side is a sense of dissatisfaction or lack of fulfillment in their current jobs or careers. This feeling may arise from various factors, including

2023-07-07T03:52:08+00:00July 7th, 2023|Employees, Job Seekers|

Preparing for Economic Uncertainty: Best Practices for Canadian and American Employees Before the 2023 Recession

As Canada and the US brace for the potential impact of the upcoming recession in 2023, employees find themselves facing uncertain times. Will I keep my job? Will we have work? These daunting thoughts can be frustrating and agonizing. However, by adopting proactive measures and implementing best practices, individuals can better navigate the challenges that lie ahead. In this article, we will explore essential steps Canadian employees can take to prepare themselves before the recession hits, ensuring a stronger and more secure professional future.

  1. Enhance Professional Skills:

During an economic downturn, the job market becomes increasingly competitive. To stand out among peers, employees should invest in enhancing their professional skills. Identify areas for improvement or new skills that align with industry trends and take advantage of online courses, webinars, and workshops. By upgrading your skillset, you become a more valuable asset to your current employer and a more attractive candidate for potential

2023-06-09T16:10:43+00:00June 9th, 2023|Employees, Job Seekers|

Focus: The Key to Balancing Family and Work

Balancing family and work can be a challenging task for anyone. It often feels like there are not enough hours in the day to devote to both, and it can be tough to prioritize one over the other. However, by learning to focus on family with family and on work while at work, you can achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Why Focus is Important

Focus is crucial because it allows you to give your full attention to a particular task or person. When you are fully present in the moment, you are better able to connect with those around you and perform at your best. Conversely, when your attention is divided, you are more likely to make mistakes, miss important details, and feel stressed and overwhelmed.

Focusing on Family with Family

When it comes to family time, it’s essential to be present and engaged with your loved ones. This means setting aside distractions

2023-05-03T23:22:14+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Employees, Job Seekers|

Change At Work

Change is terrifying. From shaving your head fully bald for the first time ever to getting a promotion and your job changing. Change, no matter the type can be scary. The different and unknown approaches and what do you do? Do you run full force at change and accept it for what it is or do you fear change and resist it at all costs? 

Sometimes we have the autonomy to choose. When it is in our personal lives and up to us we have the opportunity to pick and choose when change has the opportunity to affect us. However, we do not have the blessing over everything. Often things can change at work and with the lack of control this too can be challenging!

Workplace changes happen each and everyday. This could include changes to technology, company culture, organizational structure, goals, processes and many more. It is normal to feel uncomfortable about it, but at the same time it is

2023-04-26T17:12:44+00:00April 26th, 2023|Employees, Hiring, Job Seekers|

Confirmation Bias

 Have you ever had that one coworker that you just can’t seem to click with? A co-worker that brings different ideas and opinions to the table that you don’t agree with? And each time they express their thoughts and opinions, you can’t be bothered to listen or play devil’s advocate? You, my friend, are a victim of confirmation bias. 

In a nutshell confirmation bias is when we cherry pick information that is consistent with our own pre-existing beliefs. When we form ideas and beliefs about a person before we really get to see who they truly are, we are letting creative people with new and different ideas down. Individuals that have different opinions and ideas within an organization can actually be a huge asset. You know the saying “two heads are better than one? Imagine what you could do as a business when you have tons of ideas and opinions that are all different from one another. 

All in all, when

2023-04-06T15:50:46+00:00April 6th, 2023|Employees, Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers|

Imposter Syndrome

What only comes when you want it least yet, invite it in? 

Imposter Syndrome. 

You see, as you begin to level up. Whether that be for your personal or professional life it is natural for imposter syndrome to begin to creep in. When new and exciting challenges are coming your way it makes sense that fear or anxiety begin to show more face. The new, the exciting, the unknown, the terrifying. Have you ever experienced this? 

According to a recent survey by Innovative MR, about 65% of professionals experience imposter syndrome. But what is it really? Imposter syndrome is the fear and anxiety built around the looming expectation that others will learn or come to understand that you are under qualified or unable to do what is being asked of you. 

Sound familiar? Perhaps you have started a new job and felt under qualified to be in the role. Maybe you are graduating from school

2023-02-28T14:57:38+00:00February 28th, 2023|Employees, Employers, Hiring|
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