Mar 23

Employers support volunteerism

By Sharon Mvundura, Volunteer Edmonton Published in Edmonton Examiner on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Picture your typical work day. Think of the tasks you need to do, the lunch spot where you grab a meal, and the conversations you have with your co-workers. Now imagine if you finished your lunch and the next thing on your to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 04

Enhancing your job search in 2016

Our partner Caroline Yang, MultiCultural Business Solutions recently forwarded to us this CTV interview with Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor at York University. Jelena’s advice is consistent to what Caroline and her partner Lionel Laroche have been giving to newcomers for years. We at ERIEC also share Jelena’s vision regarding resumes, the importance of social media, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Jan 27

Staying Positive in a Depressed Economy

By Jaclyn Bock 2015 was a tough year for the province of Alberta and 2016 isn’t shaping up to be any better. The drastic dip in oil price has led to mass layoffs and unemployment rates that have not been seen since the previous recession in 2007-2008. Although there is no way to predict economic… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 11

Why Diversity and Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority for 2016

Josh Bersin Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte With all the press we read about diversity, inclusion, women in leadership, and the need to be open minded about religious and cultural differences, one might ask “is 2016 going to be the year of diversity in business?” I believe the answer is yes: this topic has been raised in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research.


Dec 04

10 Strategies for Year-End Professional Relationship Building: It’s the Little Things that Count!

By Nina Spencer What might you regret doing or not doing this season if you defer once again? Who are some of the people with whom you’d like to reconnect, either in the workplace or elsewhere? What happiness can you bring to your year-end December days, as well as to the experience of others, both… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Networking.


Sep 23

Changing Gears

This interview with Marie Gervais on Edmonton Woman Magazine talks about barriers and successes of women and immigrants to Canada. Marie Gervais is the owner and CEO of Edmonton’s Shift Management, a company at the forefront of e-learning services, intercultural workplace integration and leadership training. Gervais holds a PhD in Culture and Learning with international… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Sep 22

Interview Tips

by Pam Ghandial, Professional Search Consultant Do you know how to sell yourself in interview? Have you found yourself freezing up? Have you ever had a question where you have not been able to work out what the interviewer was asking – or you could give an answer, but didn’t know if it was the right one?… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 31

Surviving a Downsize

by Javier Vinsome Career Advisor – Diversity Services | CPA Surviving a Downsize Part 1- Ensure you’re too valuable to be laid off! The majority of the articles on this subject deal with what you should do after your company has laid you off and you’re seeking new employment. What about mitigating factors to help ensure… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.


Jul 15

The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

Intercultural skills are of key importance to employers, this British Council report – produced in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs – finds. It shows that employers value intercultural skills as highly as formal qualifications. They recognize the tangible business benefits of having a workforce with such skills and see the clear… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Survey.


Jun 18

Smart Connections Agenda

Smart Connections – Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Registration starts at 1:30 pm and the program – at 2:00 pm sharp. Location: 3rd Floor, Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel, 10222 102 street, Edmonton: Transportation: all buses going to Churchill Square (incl. # 8 and LRT) https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Edmonton-Centre-Suite-Hotel/Maps-Transportation Also see Edmonton City Centre: http://www.edmontoncitycentre.com/delta-edmonton-centre-suite-hotel.stores.2.html?area=store_details&id_store=15475 Dress code: business casual Bring business cards… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.