I have been in HR for 20 years. I have seen all sorts of things in dozens of different industries. I worked through SARS, upswings and downswings, and many different governments. Let me be very clear that I have NEVER seen a mass exodus of employees like this and there
I spend a good deal of my time listening to companies and governments talk about supporting women. I have been doing this work for 20 years and I have seen nothing innovative or different being done except for the things that women have done for themselves. Women are leaving the
I want you to take a moment and write down 5 things that you think success is. Go ahead. I'll wait. Now. Write down 5 things that you think a good life is. Are they the same? Now - of the 5 things that you used to define success -
Allison Venditti on why she is making the transition away from 1:1 coaching and what's next for her on her career journey.
ClearEstate’s Sara Hillier on why having a will is simply not enough.
Stacia has helped Moms at Work members from across Canada take inventory of their skills to help them make the next step in their career with confidence and clarity.
This week, as part of our 'doing things differently' series, Moms at Work interviewed Nadine Woods, owner of the Toronto-based social enterprise, Mayana Genevière.
Scripts, tools and facts to support pay transparency.
By creating a program that only helps a very small subset of women – those with technical degrees or skills, how are we really making an impact? Have you asked women what they need in order to return to the workforce?
Angelica Victoria lives in Vancouver, BC and is the co-founder and co-lead of the Mama Bear Program, an initiative aimed to uplift, empower and celebrate the challenges and capabilities of working mothers at her workplace. Q: In two to three sentences, can you explain what your program offers? The program
We need to start talking about the women in the world who are showing up and doing it differently. We need to make "heros" out of the women who are saying no to working 80 hours a week. Who are getting angry and trying something new. Who are not building
"A lot of this job is about taking big swings, hoping for the best and making sure that you’re not making a bunch of small incremental changes that aren’t going to move the needle."
Global telematics company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario aims to further engage in reaching gender parity.
How do you parent effectively when you’re burnt out and exhausted from being mistreated?
If life insurance has been on your to-do list or just seems overwhelming or confusing, this video is for you.
For the very small percentage of the global workforce - working from home is another great benefit they can brag about on their Instagram account. But the pandemic proved to us once again that the people keeping us going are not the ones sitting behind computers. They are the caregivers,
By Allison Venditti [www.thisismomsatwork.com] Advocates get asked to do all sorts of things. People see you doing good work and assume that you can take on every mission, every problem, every issue. Women get asked to do all sorts of things. Maybe you have helped someone before, organized
We have talked about all the women who left the workforce but we are not talking about all the caregivers who stayed.
I have worked in Human Resources for almost 20 years now. I have seen a lot of things. I have hired thousands of people, helped them return from work, fired people, negotiated salaries, broke up a near fist fight and had to sift through a 45 page letter from an
I googled pitch contests for male entrepreneurs - not a thing. Then I googled female entrepreneur contest and it blew up. As a female who runs my own company, I do not want to compete with other women for a sweater and a thousand dollars. I don't want you to
In 2015 I suffered a traumatic brain injury [moms-at-work.ghost.io/and-then-it-hit-me/]. I still can not functionally read. I still can not use my left arm and hand properly. I still use earplugs. I still do speech therapy - regularly. I still love my neurologist. No, I am not better.
On January 25th my life was forever changed. The sun was just coming up when my three-year-old bounced into our room, onto our bed, and then flung his body and his head backward – into my face. I only remember the cracking sound. After that, I don’t remember much. I
Despite earning a PhD, Dominique Riviere always knew she wanted to put her academic knowledge in the service of equity and social justice work.
Hello! Hi, it's me, your resident return-to-work expert (yes actual expert with over 20 years of return-to-work planning including SARS, natural disasters, outbreaks and more!) Much of the return to work planning I have seen from major corporations over the next few months is this: * We will be returning to
As the job market becomes more competitive, employers are looking for candidates who are unique and memorable. With a little time and effort, you can go beyond the resume to make a lasting impression. Here are four things you can do to shine during your job hunt. 1. Do your
So, here's the deal. I didn't want to share this. I didn't want to write this because well this is amazing but do I deserve to be next to these other people? (Check us out here.) I don't love awards where you have to vote for people and the most
Let me begin by saying that there are many common practices in the recruiting and hiring process that waste time, energy and are not needed. Let me also say that I have been hiring and interviewing for over 15 years in almost every industry and many of these things I
As the founder of Canada's largest community dedicated to supporting working mothers [https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsAtWork1/], I refuse to recruit for companies that do not disclose the salary upfront. And I don’t share job advertisements online without posted salaries ranges, simply because keeping salaries secret reinforces discrimination.
This is a story about a woman. Let's call her Sarah. In fact, it is the story of many women I work with. Sarah had asked for a raise and was told that there was no money. She even put together a PowerPoint presentation to show that she was worth
We have homeschooled, taken walks, taken more walks. We have shushed our kids while on Zoom. Handed them a device. We have cried for the loss of childhood. The loss of life. The loss of time. The loss of space. We have stared numbly at screens, at walls and have
Lauren Wagner is a Registered Health Coach (RHC™) and Certified Fitness Trainer based in Vancouver. After working in healthcare for over ten years, Lauren started her own business in May 2021 and now spends her time helping her clients – most of whom are busy moms – achieve their health and fitness
Lights, camera, action! Learn how to level up your virtual interviews skills with these helpful tips from HR expert Shafina Coelho.
There is no other way to describe it: as a mother of two young children and a small business owner, this s*&t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. My world has completely imploded between navigating COVID-related school closures, homeschooling and work on top of all the chores that need to get done.
Before having children, most parents don’t give life insurance much thought. And let’s be honest, once children arrive it’s hard to find time to eat let alone research something that can often be confusing and overwhelming. But, according to Laura McKay, co-founder of PolicyMe, parents need to
Money is such an important part of the job offer, but is it everything? Absolutely not! When I work with people on salary negotiation I make sure that we look at the "whole offer" everything from vacation time, work hours, termination clauses, and benefits. In 2021, Moms at Work helped
Moms at Work, Canada's largest community of working mothers, has launched a job board focused on helping women whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic return to the workforce.
Dear mothers: We know you are tired, and during this unending pandemic you have been taking on more challenges, workload, and obstacles than ever before. As an employment lawyer, I have received an increasing number of inquiries from burnt-out mothers looking to quit or seek alternate options as their health
1. Linkedin IS NOT a resume. Please do not list your accomplishments and how many widgets you sold last year - it is UNNECESSARY. I need to know what your job is/was and why you were the best at it. So here is an example: Sales Manager (cotton apparel
Now to start — I am a Career Coach & HR expert. People pay me money to help improve their hiring processes, create an interview process that makes people WANT to work for their company and basically tell them what to do. But this list is yours for free — and are the
I say this to you with love. I say this to you with over 15 years of both working for employers and with women on how to Ask For More. And you know what that has shown me? You absolutely deserve more. So much more. And that is what I
When I started my business I joined a lot of women’s groups. I listened and learned and conformed. It was a normal thing to ask speakers to chat with groups for free, do a presentation and more in order to gain access to “audience” and “engagement” I did it
Shafina Coelho is a Toronto-based Human Resources specialist passionate about helping women to find meaningful employment. In addition to her role with Moms at Work as job search coach and moderator for The Collective [https://thisismomsatwork.com/collective/], she is the co-founder of Frida + Phoenix [https://www.instagram.com/frida_
In 2018, Moms at Work was created to fill a gap for professional women. It was designed to bring together mid and senior level career women. Women who were leaders, women who were returning to work after a career break and entrepreneurs. We crossed industries, areas of expertise and shared