The IEP Conference is a free event which has been held now for 12 years. This year it is will be taking place on Friday, February 27th at the Metro Convention Center on King Street West in Downtown Toronto. As we did last year, […]
In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA,) we have a tremendous variety of accents in the workplace and on the streets. While people often complain about foreign accents and newcomers regularly face discrimination for this reason, we can generally agree that such biases either result […]
Ontario Job Grant provides funding to train your employees to a maximum of $10,000. There is an information meeting on March 3rd, 2015 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade in the First Canadian Place. You can register by calling 416-283-5229 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we give feedback varies tremendously from culture to culture. Canadians are similar to Americans in how we give feedback and often even less direct. Many new immigrants have difficulty hearing negative feedback given by Canadians since we generally start with positive statements. The […]
Making body language mistakes during a job interview could cost you a great opportunity. Just as our voice speaks, so does our body and people interpret what our body says based on cultural norms. Learning how people interpret what our body does, as well […]
I have often heard complaints about the glass ceiling facing non-native English speakers. And in my line of work, many new clients decide to work with us when they are in line for a potential promotion and/or are motivated after a performance review indicating […]
Your handshake could be leading people to interpret you in a way that you hadn’t intended. Your culture may have taught you to shake with a limp hand, especially a man to a woman, for example. Or perhaps your handshake is too strong. Maybe […]