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Right mentor can help pave way to success

Colleen Coates

It’s easier to climb the corporate ladder when you’re following in the footsteps of someone who has climbed the rungs before you. This is the principle of workplace mentoring, a special type of coaching relationship typically involving a more senior professional and a less-experienced protégé. A mentor is truly a trusted friend who can help the mentee get a better grasp on the unspoken rules of the game, and guide them toward reaching specific career goals.

Judy Murphy of Safety Services Manitoba being the new leader

John McFerran

Across the province, there appears to be a renewed focus on creating healthier, safer workplaces. With this increased awareness, it is fitting that Safety Services Manitoba (SSM), the foremost safety services provider specializing in full-service programming in occupational safety, road safety and community safety, has put a renewed focus on strong leadership.

“Safety and related issues are everywhere, but at the same time, we also have a long way to go in terms of ensuring awareness and compliance,” says SSM president and CEO Judy Murphy, who joined the organization in May.

Daylight Savings…is it all in the Attitude?

Karin Pooley

My daylight savings tweet was “A fabulously long day”!  It wasn’t much longer when I received a message from one of my followers that said “Amazing right? I wish I had an extra hour for everyday”.  I started to think more about what those two tweets meant.  Did an extra hour have that much impact on my day and others?

Do your research to find ‘right’ compensation

Colleen Coates

All you have to do is type the word salary into any web browser and you will get a plethora of options to choose from to find out how much you should be paid.

If you are the employee who is searching for this information, you may choose to focus on the highest of those that you find. If you are the employer, your view may be different on what the “right” salary is for that same position. I conducted a test of three different websites offering to give me the salary for an accountant, and I came up with three different salaries, with an overall difference of $30,000.