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Seeing is Believing? Or is Believing … Seeing?

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By Cat Lam, CPA-CMA

Founder of


“Dad, how many Santa Clauses are there in the world?”

Here’s the backstory. Since I had my 5 yr old, I have been dreading the one day that I have to finally break it to him that Santa isn’t real. Growing up in an immigrant household, there was no concept of Santa Claus. Read More…

Work Life

Ten New Things to Try at Work this Week

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Feeling a little overwhelmed, or worse yet, underwhelmed at work?  Is it time to shake things up, get the creative juices stirring, bring some passion back to your nine-to-five?

Spring is here.  In my northern hometown it’s still a bit chilly (it will dip below freezing again tonight.  Sigh).  But the days are bright and getting longer.  Read More…

Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance


As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and extreme importance in working hard but also “letting things go”. Read More…

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The Working Mom … “Can we have it all?”

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As a young person, and at the beginning of my career, naïve to anything related to adulthood I would confidently state “Of course not, silly”.  Women take a proud step back to carry, bear and rear little ones…  Heck, at this point in my life I contemplated pregnancy as a way of getting OUT of work!  Read More…

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Team Recruitment Partners!

As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s probably a pretty safe bet that you, or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer in some way. So, in honour of our friends, family and loved ones, we participate in the CIBC Run for The Cure each year.

Here is our team photo from this Sunday before the event! Read More…

Business & Entrepreneurs, Tips for Job Seekers

You Deserve a Vacation

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Work hard, play hard. When you’re a recruitment professional, the general feeling is that you should work hard if you want to see results and exceed the expectations of both your clients and candidates. In fact, I believe that’s one of the many reasons people become recruiters – because they exhibit a superb work ethic and possess the drive to want to make a difference in people’s lives.

Working to the utmost of your ability is extremely important to your success as a recruiter; however, allowing yourself a break once in a while is equally as important. One thing that every recruiter needs to remember is that when you work hard, you have to play hard. We can vouch for this! I’ve met tons of people who are terrified about taking a summer vacation because they assume that there is no way their business can survive without them. Read More…