Working Wise is a syndicated newspaper column prepared by the Government of Alberta to answer work-related questions from Albertans.
Working Wise - How to be a Mentor
One of the newer members of our office just asked me if I would be willing to be her mentor. I am flattered, but a little surprised, because I feel like I’m still learning and I’m not sure if I have anything to offer. I never had a mentor. What does a mentor do?
Working Wise - Tips on Hiring People with Disabilities
I received a resumé from a woman who wants to be our new receptionist. She acknowledged in her cover letter that she’s legally blind, but that it wouldn’t be a problem. I want to give her a chance, but I just don’t see how it could work.
Working Wise - Preventing Family Violence
I’m worried about my friend at work. She’s distracted and nervous all the time. I know there are problems in her marriage and I suspect that her partner abusive, but she won’t leave him and it seems to be getting worse. She’s also close to losing her job, because she’s always away due to her stress. What can I do?