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|

Canadian and American R&R Differences

When first opening up a business in the United States we were very aware that we would experience a little bit of culture shock. And we did; crossing boards, making moves and learning about all the changes to be made. It was not just a few. While Canada and America do share a fair number of similarities they also are vastly different in a lot of ways as well. The business environment in North America is diverse and dynamic but with both the US and Canada offering such unique opportunities and challenges for businesses operating across the regions, what is the difference in their recruiting and retention? 

Staffing

One of the primary goals of any staffing strategy is to ensure that a business has the right people in the right roles to achieve its objectives. One key difference between the two countries is the prevalence of labor unions. In the United States, labor unions are relatively common, especially in certain industries

2023-05-03T23:37:25+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Employers, Hiring|

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|

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|

Preparing Your Mental Health for 2023

A note from one of our student interns as we continue on in 2023.

As we have entered the New Year we take a look back on the goals we accomplished in 2022, the failures we learned from and we try to prepare for a fresh start with new beginnings.  New beginnings can be nerve wracking. We are afraid of the unknown that comes with the New Year. Will I reach my goals? Will I stick to my New Year’s resolution? Will I get that call back for the job I applied for? Not only does the New Year signify our resolutions and celebrations, but also our motivation and what we are going to do to get to where we want to be. But in order to get there, we need to prepare to be the best version of ourselves and that starts with your mental health. 

It has been almost three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and we

2023-01-25T14:22:09+00:00January 25th, 2023|Employees, Employers|

The Value of Listening

As a baby you are taught how to speak. When you are in grade school you are taught to spell. In higher education you are taught to write but when are we taught to listen? Listening can be incredibly difficult but it is the most important part of the communication process. 

Let’s start with a story.

During a particularly hard day of work, Tom walked up to his boss and told him that he had a headache. A headache so bad, that he did not feel functional and had asked to go home. His boss looked at him and said, 

“I used to get headaches all the time but my wife got me on this peppermint essential oil and here, give it a shot! Now you don’t have to go home and can get back to work.”

Dang, he thought to himself. Could he share with him the reasons behind the headache? Could he be

2022-10-28T00:53:06+00:00October 28th, 2022|Employees, Employers|

Dear Next Gen

Dear Next Gen These are exciting days to be entering the workforce. Congratulations, you’re on the brink of many exciting opportunities.

The vast array of choices that are in front of you makes some people fearful they will make the wrong choice. Don’t be afraid. One of the best things about this stage of life is being young gives your lots of runway to recover. So don’t be afraid of making a choice and committing to something. Go ahead take your shot if you fail your have lots of recovery time.

Show up! Really I know it doesn’t need to be said, but today with the number of Ghosts out there IT NEEDS TO BE SAID. Just show up and do the job – whatever the job is.

Love what you do and give your all to it. And don’t forget LOVE is a choice. So choose to love your job. Yes there are going to be parts of

2022-07-04T00:00:39+00:00July 3rd, 2022|Employees, Job Seekers|

Welcoming The Wet Behind The Ears

A Letter to the Past Working Generations – The Work Environment Has Changed

Dear Grandpas, Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, Moms and Dads. 

Dear Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials (give or take a few) 

Dear Prior Workforce Generations,

… 

WE ARE HERE! 

First, I would like to start by saying we are so excited to be here! Thank you for the warm welcome. Next, I would like to tell you that we are a different type of employee to enter the marketplace and I am excited to tell you why that is and what that means for you! 

Online Learning

The most important thing for you to take away from this is that graduating students of 2020, 2021 and now 2022 are a very different kind of graduate than you have seen before. No, the Covid vaccines did not give us third arms

2022-07-17T13:29:11+00:00July 2nd, 2022|Employers|

The Waves

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are laying everyone off because of Covid.”

“No I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are in a skeleton crew at the moment.”

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are still trying to bring back staff from before our layoffs.” 

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are trying to stay on budget to compensate for some Covid losses.”

THE GREAT RESIGNATION 

All Employees are MIA…

“YES! I am looking for help with staffing right now! I am trying to hire an XYZ and I can’t find one anywhere. “

With the rate at which technology has continually increased creating opportunity for virtual hires, and then with the need for virtual recruitment and hiring that came from Covid not

2022-05-28T16:04:51+00:00May 28th, 2022|Employers, Hiring|

Never Stop Training

This past year on a Sunday night not that long ago after hours of training, game after game and what I would imagine to be more than just a few play drafts the Los Angeles Rams faced the Cincinnati Bengals. With a hyper crowd sitting at the edge of their seats the Rams took the W with a 23-20 final score in 2022’s Super Bowl. 

Now when you think about football players, what do you think about? Big, bulky, strong perhaps, maybe, but even more than that, football players are: professionals, athletes, they make meal plans, they take time in the gym, and practice, practice … practice. Athletes are amazing at what they do and yes perhaps some of that is a natural given talent but so much of that is blood, sweat and tears, but why? Athletes train the way they do because they want to invest in their careers and be better every single day. They put work into their craft and

2022-05-04T02:51:39+00:00May 4th, 2022|Employees, Job Seekers, Uncategorized|
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