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The Disappearing Company Job

There was a time, albeit brief in relative terms, when you would do better financially than your parents, and your offspring could reasonably expect to do better financially than you. With the radical change in income inequality that has occurred in recent years, that outcome has been reduced to a coin toss.

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Job Search Roadmap

Job Search Roadmap

By Sara Curto Whether you are just graduated, currently employed or recently let go, you are beginning your job search journey.  This journey will be a tough one, one with a lot of self-reflection, ups and downs with the goal to find your way into an opportunity that...

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The Automation Journals – Entry 1

The Automation Journals – Entry 1

On June 15, 2016, the Brookfield Institute released their report, The Talented Mr. Robot: The impact of automation on Canada’s workforce  in which they reported that 42% of Canadian jobs were at high risk of being affected by automation in the next 10 to 20 years.  ...

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Income For Life

Income For Life

Recently, the Globe and Mail ran a story about someone I know who was, and still is a volunteer member of CARP, the Canadian Association of Retired Persons.  I met Bill VanGorder, a current CARP board member living in Halifax, years ago while I was Vice President and...

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The End of Employment?

The End of Employment?

  In her prescient article “The End of Employment”, Liz Ryan foresaw a time when the nature of employment will change “not because full-time W-2 (the U.S. equivalent of a T-4) jobs will disappear from the landscape entirely, but because the used-to-be-central...

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The New HAPPEN

The New HAPPEN

In retooling the New HAPPEN organization, we are mindful that in recent years, we've seen an increase in the challenges facing members looking for meaningful, well-paying jobs that recognized the value of their experience. Facing this reality, we realized that HAPPEN...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Career in 2017

I was enjoying a beer over the holidays with a friend and sharing our recollections of the past year and what we had to look forward to in the coming year. Dan had his best year ever, he hit his sales numbers about two-thirds of the way through the year, earned a huge...

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