Work-Life Balance- Is it Achievable?

  Work-life balance- is it achievable? Many men and women struggle to achieve work-life balance. Many believe the whole concept of work-life balance is actually a myth. Canadians are working more than ever and because of mobile technology never have the opportunity to ‘unplug’.  Statistically, only 23% of working Canadians are satisfied with their lives.  Many…

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Cultural Differences in Parenting

  Do cultural differences exist in parenting? Parenting can be our greatest joy and our most difficult challenge.  In North America, we tend to have quite rigid standards around parenting norms and what is considered to be appropriate and acceptable.  However other cultures can have vastly different “rules”, sometimes even opposite to Western cultures, and…

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Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers in Calgary

  Hiring temporary foreign workers in Calgary is always risky. There may be cultural, language and/or religious considerations to keep in mind.  However, when there is work to be completed and a labour shortage to contend with what are employers to do? When I worked with Alberta Employment and Immigration I spearheaded many international recruitment…

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Cultural Numerology

Julie, a good friend, listed her home over a year ago. Though she recognizes the market is down due to the recessive economy of last year her home is situated in a very trendy, inner-city neighbourhood. She has three spacious bedrooms on the upper level and a developed basement maximizing space. She has granite countertops,…

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