Don’t ask, I’ll tell: Disability disclosure during job search and in the workplace

By Roxy Merkand Invisible disabilities include conditions that have no visible manifestation or have visible features not clearly connected to a disability (Santuzzi, Waltz, Finkelstein, & Rupp, 2014). Individuals with invisible disabilities choose how to disclose their disabilities in work-related domains (Ragins, 2008; Clair, Beatty, & MacLean, 2005). However, researchers have not investigated how disability…

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Employment: A Key Determinant of Newcomer Youth Integration?

By Temitope Abiagom Immigrant young adults are an important source of talent for the Canadian economy as they account for almost half of the total migration population (Statistics Canada, 2017). This cohort of migrants is often favoured by immigration programs that aim to fill labour shortages and redress Canada’s aging workforce. While the integration and…

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Maintaining work-life balance in a post-COVID-19 world

By Mohit Bassi The present spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will have a greater societal impact than the 9/11 terrorist bombings in New York (Atkeson, 2020; Gerber, 2020). A large part of the global efforts to curtail COVID-19 involves staying at home to stop the spread of the pandemic (Sajed & Amgain, 2020). This sudden…

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Crisis Management: Identifying Effective Leadership Competencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Nkem Onyegbula In today’s global market, organizations continue to face several business challenges from changes ranging from economic downsizing, the drop in oil and gas prices, climate change, globalization, continuously changing technology to stringent cross-border policies. However, nothing has been more challenging than the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which will and has…

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How to help the “Homo Economicus” in the Career Office

By Taylor Witiw “What program can I finish in the shortest amount of time, that will give me the highest income when I am done (referred herein as -time/+money)?” This is the question that prospective students bring to my institute most frequently. It is a real question and always honest, but as a career development…

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What does it mean to be Human in our Knowledge-Technology Society?

By Colleen Knechtel “We are still teaching students how to ride dinosaurs,” a career and technology studies teacher recently proclaimed in the career centre of a large urban high school. As there has been a shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge-technology society, wherein our ways of living, learning and working continue to adapt,…

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Women with disability as corporations’ stakeholders

By Luciana Martins Alves In Canada, 14.9% of women live with disability (Statistics Canada, 2012), of which 13.4% reported unemployment (Statistics Canada, 2011); 5.6% of Canadian women living without disability reported unemployment (Statistics Canada, 2011). This unbalance in unemployment rates between women with disability (WWD) and women without disability denotes a problem that requires attention…

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