Sandra Gallacher's Blog (8)

Going out with a BANG!

We all have our bad days. Whether it is having to deal with that annoying co-worker who keeps stealing your pens or an overly aggressive customer who is disappointed with the product or service you have provided. The reality is most of us don’t have the courage to tell them exactly how we feel, let alone the…

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Added by Sandra Gallacher on August 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Keeping Your Personal Life Separate from Your Work Life – Harder then it Sounds if You’re Tiger Woods…

After being the brunt of many jokes care of late night hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman, cursed by wives across the globe and shun by all those who once adored him because of mistakes he made in his personal life Tiger has returned to the one thing he always excelled in …his career in golf.…

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Added by Sandra Gallacher on April 9, 2010 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

A Successful On Boarding Program to Prevent New Hires from Jumping Ship

A Successful On Boarding Program to Prevent New Hires from Jumping Ship

As the economy continues on an up swing, organizations will be busy trying…

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Added by Sandra Gallacher on March 17, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Olympic Pride Brightens Up the Workplace

With the end of the Olympics quickly approaching it has become apparent that the games have instilled a new found sense of pride in fellow Canadians in what has been a dismissal few years. Those who would not typically watch sports events now find themselves glued to the tube tuning into hours of curling or skating coverage or surfing the net to find out how Canada is positioned in the global medal race. Now if only organizations can achieve that level of engagement from their employees.… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on February 25, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ali vs. Anderson – Unlikely Competitors



Listening to Ali Velshi speak at the 2010 HRPA Conference was quite interesting to say the least. He began his speech by described how he went from being a Business Analyst in Canada to a Hurricane Chaser for CNN (not an easy feat). He went on to tell about his journey down south, job offer and expected start date in hand and how he was refused entry at US customs because his Visa wasn’t in order – all this happening just days before one of the most tragic events in…

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Added by Sandra Gallacher on February 10, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

Painting a Rosy Picture

Do you remember when you were young and your dad promised to take you for ice cream if you behaved? You tried so hard to play nice with your younger sister and did everything in your power to listen to your babysitter in order to get that delicious chocolate dipped cone at your local Dairy Queen. If he did not follow through with his promise (and those times were few and far between), you would be disappointed and let down. How could he do this to me?



Making false promises or… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on January 19, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Jumping Ship in 2010

With the new found optimism for 2010 and a promising economic forecast, are you contemplating whether this is the right time for a career change? Is now the time to jump ship for a better opportunity?



Amidst restructuring and countless layoffs in 2009, employees were thankful to be working. Disengaged and unsatisfied, employees were more likely to suck it up if they felt taken advantage in their position. Employees had no choice but to pick up the slack, quite often taking on a… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on January 6, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

You have been doing this for how long?

Yes… I guess you can call me the minority. How often to you come across a Recruiter who has worked in the Staffing Industry for almost 10 years… all while working in one organization. This is unheard of in any industry let alone staffing.



Sure it gets frustrating when an associate calls in sick 5 minutes after their shift began or after days of negotiating back and forth you finally convince your client that your candidate is worth an extra $5K, only to have your candidate accept a… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on December 16, 2009 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

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