I have worked in Human Resources for almost 20 years now. I have seen a lot of things. I have hired thousands of people, helped them return from work, fired people, negotiated salaries, broke up a near fist fight and had to sift through a 45 page letter from an…


We have a maternity leave crisis in workplaces.

Here is the issue:

Workplaces keep screaming these things:

  • Top Up. We have top up. You get 6 weeks of top up
  • We have a women’s employee group
  • We have awards

And women keep leaving. Small employers. Big employers. …


Women matter. The jobs we do are just as important as those done by our male coworkers, our value to the workforce is equal, yet in nearly all industries, we are paid less than our male counterparts, sidelined for having children, and told we are hysterical, angry and irrational…


This should be the first line of female speakers emails….

When I started my business I joined a lot of women’s groups. I listened and learned and conformed.

It was a normal thing to ask speakers to chat with groups for free, do a presentation and more in order to…


I say this to you with love. I say this to you with over 15 years of both working for employers and with women on how to Ask For More. And you know what that has shown me? You absolutely deserve more. So much more. …


Dear Stephen Lecce, Doug Ford and all the other elected officials who are not listening,

I am writing to tell you I am tired, my friends and family are exhausted, the 1000s of Ontario parents who make up a vast majority of the workforce are frustrated, because it feels like…


Woman Typing on computer

Premier Ford, Ministers and Elected Officials,

I am writing to tell you I am tired, my friends and family are exhausted, the 1000s of Ontario parents who make up a vast majority of the workforce are frustrated, because it feels like once again we are being pushed back into the…


Here is something that a lot of career coaches, salary negotiation people and random strangers miss. Salary negotiation starts the moment you answer that horrible little question “what is your current salary?” or “please provide a salary range”

But let me start by explaining this process to you. It…


Happy Coffee

The other morning while trying to simultaneously — do the dishes, get the cat away from the pile of unfolded laundry and check the morning news — this article popped up as “recommended for me”

The Morning Routines of 12 Women Leaders

As I was in the midst of my…


How we hire people needs to change

Now to start — I am a Career Coach & HR expert. People pay me money to help improve their hiring processes, create an interview process that makes people WANT to work for their company and basically tell them what to do.

But this list is yours for free —…

Allison Venditti

Career Coach @careerlove.ca, HR pro and advocate for working mothers. I write about working, parenting, HR & all that falls in between. #paytransparencynow

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