Tag: return to work planning

Inadequate Inclusion – A Barrier to Returning to Work

August 21, 2021
Although many people are looking forward to returning to a physical workplace, others are quietly dreading a return to the workplace. In some cases, this dread is linked to a...

The Portfolio Career (Part 1 of 2)

March 20, 2021
I often talk about building resilient careers, in fact, it’s part of my tagline “Building Resilient Careers and Organizations.” It’s only in retrospect that I noticed that I’ve also been...

Career and Job Transition During a Pandemic (Part 1)

September 12, 2020
In this two-part blog, Dr. Helen pulls together ideas she's shared over the years in various blogs to help people who are navigating a career or job transition during the...

Pandemic Staffing: Why Some Employers Are Struggling to Re-hire

August 8, 2020
Under normal circumstances staffing can be complicated. Now, anxiety around potential illness and uncertainty regarding school/childcare it's even harder. In this blog, Dr. Helen shares some tips for staffing that...

Digital Discrimination – The Algorithm is Rigged

May 4, 2019
Dr. Helen shows how seemingly neutral software platforms and their algorithms are facilitating new forms of age, race, and other forms of digital discrimination. Many potential applicants don’t even know...

Returning to Work After an Absence is Common, So Why is it so Hard?

March 2, 2019
Intuitively, we all know that every single day someone is returning to the workforce after being at home. Regardless of what had them out of the workplace (e.g., maternity leave,...

Returning to work after a long absence

February 3, 2018
It’s not surprising that many people describe looking for work after a long absence as ‘job-hunting’ because it's just that, a breathless pursuit that often tires a person out. 

The “death of the salesman” … is it online job screening?

September 30, 2017
Once upon a time, in the land of finding meaningful employment, the average job applicant would write up a thoughtful cover letter and resume. But now, due to online screening...

Not your Mother’s Workplace, Not Her Idea of Balance

May 5, 2017
“All mothers are working moms.” The representation of a mother’s “work” is frequently inaccurate and it can be divisive. Both stay at home mothers and mothers who work outside the...

How to Get Back to Work While Working Through a Death or Other Hard Events

April 12, 2017
There is no timeline for when a person’s mourning stops if it ever does. Unfortunately “bereavement leave” does have a beginning and an end. In most organizations, it’s approximately 3...

Career and Return to Work Ideas For Moms

February 13, 2016
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that moms face while planning to return to work following time at home raising their kids. Intuitively, we all know that...

Calling in Sad (or Sick) to Avoid Workplace Problems?

December 8, 2015
Mental illness is a leading cause of short and long-term disability in Canada (and the US). Given the costs associated with these types of claims, I propose a different approach....