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Dr. Helen’s Blog – Career Development, Career Management, and HR

cannabis and alcohol were both illegal in the past
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Weeding out cannabis concerns in the workplace

Regardless of how we feel about it, cannabis is now legal in Canada. Employers and employees need to know their rights and responsibilities. Learn the basics about CBD, THC, concerns for employees working in unlicensed dispensaries, and managing cannabis in the workplace.
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Hiring is like dating. Do you need to up your game?
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Hiring is like dating. Do you need to up your game?

Many employers treat hiring like a blind date, hoping for “love at first sight.” They spend a little bit of time with a candidate. They ask some basic questions, then ask a few more questions as they come to mind. They think they have the job candidate all figured out, so they “propose” and attempt to seal the deal with a job offer. I know that a job offer is not quite the same as making a marriage proposal after one or two dates, so what could go wrong?
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the reference check is an important part of vetting
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The Relevance and Absence of the Reference Check in the #MeToo Era

If anyone is looking for evidence that background and reference checks are still worthwhile, look no further than the current headlines around the ongoing Supreme Court nomination process in the US. Suddenly we are witnessing, in real time, a live case study of the importance of credentials, experience, and soft skills.
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work climate can be improved during challenges
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Working Through the Fallout of Climate Change

From what I know about employee engagement and workplace culture, I understand that not treating your employees and co-workers well during delicate or challenging times will erode and undermine relationships and organizational commitments. And since climate change doesn’t seem to be going away, extreme weather events may be more common. These events create unique opportunities to improve workplace climate.
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Queen Bee
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The Queen Bee Syndrome – Not Sweet Like Honey …

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of attention paid to the topic of bad behaviour in the modern workplace. Often, it’s taken the form of sexual harassment of women by men … but according to a recent study, it’s often garden-variety bullying and harassment of women by other women. In fact, according to a recent article, two-thirds of women have been bullied by another woman at work.
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Tennis players lose their cool too
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How to Recover after Losing your Temper at Work

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what happens when we lose our temper at work. This is mostly because I’ve been watching the commentary about tennis players who lose their cool on the court – and the consequences that come with that behaviour.
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