Author Archives: Julie Hayes

The couple’s guide to getting through a layoff – together

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A smiling coupleThese are unpredictable financial times: after years of feeling insulated from the world economy, many of us now are hurting through departmental restructuring, job loss and the financial and stressful effects on our banks accounts.

Many employees have been laid off or even terminated as a result of the downturn of the economy, the drop in oil prices and the impact it has had on provinces like Alberta, Canada. Nevertheless, the economic impact is not isolated to one area. People may work in an oil industry while maintaining their primary residence, and often their family, in another province, or …

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Solo Parenting

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Family packing luggage in trunk of carIn today’s global world, employees are frequently being asked to work away from home sometimes for a few days and often for weeks or months at a time. This may be part of a contractual obligation for employment or a necessity to remain employed. Many employees will accept a job thousands of miles from home in order to work in their field or earn a higher income. Regardless of the reasons for this, the challenges it can create among couples and in families are vast. How do couples not only manage to stay connected, but also effectively co-parent, when …

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Uncovering the benefits of multigenerational workplaces

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coworkers laughingWe are in a unique position in today’s multigenerational workforce composed of employees from very distinct age groups. Sometimes it can feel like the different generations don’t even speak the same language! On the one hand there are younger managers leading Baby Boomers, and on the other hand there are senior managers leading teams with members that may be as young as their own children or even grandchildren. And while everyone tries their best to successfully navigate their way through these relationships, biases or ageism may arise.

The challenges from multigenerational workforces and age-related assumptions can affect employees and managers alike, regardless of their age or role in a company. This …

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