Top 10 Books for any Entrepreneur

Top 10 Books for any Entrepreneur

Top 10 Books for any Entrepreneur   Some of the world’s most successful people – Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg & Oprah Winfrey. What do they and the rest of the top 1% have in common? They read! Some read 50+ books a year. While I strive to do...
Is there any Value in Reference Checks?

Is there any Value in Reference Checks?

I am often asked: “Sarah, why bother checking references? No one is going to provide a reference that won’t say favorable things.” We’ve all seen those list of references most candidates provide at the end of the interview. They include a colleague, a friend or...
If you don’t Onboard, You will Offboard

If you don’t Onboard, You will Offboard

A lot of start-ups and small business owners don’t think they need an onboarding process because they have a welcoming culture or they are a small team or everyone needs to “hit the ground running”. Well that is all lovely but won’t happen if you are not consistent...
Bereavement Leave for Pets

Bereavement Leave for Pets

Last week we said goodbye to our 9 year old dog – Oreo. My husband and I had got him before we were married and he truly was our first baby. Dog people will get this, the rest of you may have to bear with me. The grief has been devastating. Knowing we would be a...

3 Ways to Combat Mental Illness in the Workplace

Earlier this month a small Nova Scotia town was devastated when a Canadian soldier presumably killed his wife, daughter and mother before turning a gun on himself. Unimaginable! How does a family recover from this? As a parent, I cannot fathom the state of mind...