Podcast

Managing Parental Leave: How Organizations Can Do It Better

How do you balance having a family and having a career? According to The Wall Street Journal, job- related anxieties that come with parental leave, including worries about slowing one's career trajectory are familiar to many women. As more employers expand parental leave benefits for men, new and soon-to-be fathers are confronting those same concerns. Jennifer [...]

Canada Career Month: November 2018 “I Know I Can Because…”

In November, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Canada Career Month 2018 will feature events, advocacy initiatives, and online activity aimed squarely on advancing our national focus on skills. Paul Smith, a Working Group Chair for Canada Career Month, discusses this year's theme, " I [...]

Removing Unconscious Bias from Hiring with AI. Plus, Learning from a Whirlwind Career.

How can we reduce bias in recruiting and improve hiring? Knockri is an AI video soft-skill assessment tool, that helps reduce unconscious bias. It shortlists the best fit job candidates to interview. Mark Franklin talks to Rija Choudhry, HR & marketing strategist at Knockri about how her company merges video intelligence, machine learning and science, to quantify soft [...]

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018: John Helliwell on Global Happiness, Plus Bill Craig and Jay Gosselin

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology – and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada. Up first is John Helliwell. Over the past decade and supported in part by the World Happiness Report there's growing interest in learning [...]

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018: Tim Pychyl on Procrastination. Plus Ryan Niemiec & Margarita Tarragona

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at two conferences: the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology - and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada. Up first is Dr. Ryan Niemiec who is the Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character. It’s a global, non-profit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio that advances the [...]

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA) 2018 Conference

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2018 Conference in lovely Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCPA aims to help practitioners and researchers who work in the mental health field. For the first time ever, there are five (and soon to be six) generations working side [...]

Leaving the Allure, Embracing the Unexpected

How do you leave the allure of the music business and land in… an insurance office?  Just ask Adam Hare. From young entrepreneur, developing his own clothing line, to managing a creative team for Universal Music Canada, Adam now makes waves, yes, in the insurance industry. He launched an award-winning, online brokerage called Insurance Jack. In 4 years, Adam [...]

The Secret Weapon to Organizational Change Success

From mergers to downsizings, 70% of corporate change initiatives fail. The culprit in most cases is terrible communication, which allows a combination of vivid imaginations and social media-fuelled rumours to create a mess -  that may take years to fix. Elizabeth Williams has learned the lessons from epic change failures. Now operating her own consultancy, Candler Chase, she [...]

Workplace Wellness Recharge Stations

Dr. Jonas Eyford is a chiropractor who enjoys digging into the complexities of human behavior and how they impact health. He’s worked on medical teams in clinics and on health policy with the World Health Organization. He now runs Fjord Wellness, setting up onsite Recharge Stations. In a new take on workplace wellness, these recharge stations provide [...]