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Has The Ceiling Shattered?

Unveiling the Realities Faced by Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Are Male-Dominated Industries Still Male-Dominated?

Over the course of 10 episodes, I spoke with a variety of people in different male-dominated industries to determine whether these industries were still predominantly male. While most interviews led to the same conclusion, what was truly shocking were the stories that came out when the recording turned off discussing things anything from miscarriage to sex toys in the workplace.

While these women hailed from different industries, varying in age, life stages, and career levels, it was eye-opening to discover that many faced similar barriers and shared experiences within their respective fields.

Motherhood

Working mothers universally acknowledge the challenge of balancing career and family, but those in male-dominated industries encounter additional obstacles. Through the series we spoke with many women who faced different experiences in similar veins. 

“He said, ‘Mummy, you’re always leaving,’ and it kinda broke my heart.”

2024-02-05T20:19:12-05:00January 29th, 2024|Employers, Job Seekers, Uncategorized|

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Contact: Hannah MacDonald-Dannecker
Better Together Group
Phone: 705-739-2207
Email: hannah@bettertogethergroup.com

Better Together Group Strengthens Position with Acquisition of Driver Force Inc.


Orlando, FL: Revolution Staffing, a proud member of the Better Together Group, is
delighted to announce its recent acquisition of Driver Force Inc. based in Birmingham,
AL. This strategic move marks a significant step in Better Together Group’s growth
strategy and Revolution Staffing’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Driver
Leasing Market across the United States.

Revolution Staffing, established in 2005 by Dave MacDonald, has been a key player in
supplying Professional Commercial Drivers to Private Motor Fleets and Trucking
Companies since 1966. The acquisition of Driver Force Inc. aligns with Better Together
Group’s vision for comprehensive workforce solutions.

As part of Better Together Group, Revolution Staffing collaborates with sister companies
Essential Staffing, specializing in Direct Hire/Permanent Placement and Office Staff on a
Temporary Basis, and Help Unlimited, focusing on Skilled Trades and Labor roles in the
Light Industrial Market. The consolidated efforts of these three companies, operating
under the Better Together Group umbrella, serve clients across North America through
dedicated local recruitment teams

2024-01-15T11:50:25-05:00January 15th, 2024|Employers|

Teething on Transportation

Bridging the Gap Between Stereotypes and Reality

Growing up with a grandfather who was a driver and a father who owns a driver agency, the concept of the transportation industry was ingrained in my world from an early age. However, reconciling my love for my pink fluffy wardrobe room with a desire to obtain an AZ license or balancing perfectly manicured nails with owning an agency that helps people hire drivers myself might seem contradictory. How does one straddle these seemingly opposing worlds?
In my opinion, it all boils down to education and awareness. 

From an outsider’s perspective, the transportation industry can appear intimidating. Stereotypes often paint a grim picture, associating it with steel-toed boots, lot lizards, and the horrific scenes of Final Destination 2. This skewed perception doesn’t do justice to the dedication and hard work of our drivers. It fails to acknowledge that the food on our dinner tables, the packages we receive, and the products we enjoy wouldn’t be

2023-12-15T16:09:05-05:00December 15th, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

Automation in the workplace: good or bad?

A few days ago someone asked me, 

“If you woke up today from a 15 year comma what do you think would surprise you most about today’s world?” 

My answer – 

“The lack of human interaction in everyday life.” 

Humans have become incredibly dependent on so many of the everyday automations in our lives. 

Starting with things like washing machines and dishwashers we have automated  some of the most basic tasks. However this was only the beginning.

Now with automated workflows in your crm’s to chat bots writing long winded university papers and articles just like this one… it begs the question. Is this good… or bad? My simple answer is both. 

When you take a look at the fast progression there are a few reasons that AI has the ability to appear superior to humans. 

Artificial intelligence is amazing for speed. Humans

2023-10-30T20:50:46-04:00October 30th, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

Embracing the Fall Rhythm: The Power of Scheduling for a Balanced Life

Introduction

As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to paint the landscape in hues of amber and gold, it’s a clear sign that fall is upon us. This season marks a time of transition, not just in nature, but also in our daily lives. For parents, it’s the return of school routines, and for many professionals, work tends to pick up as we inch closer to the end of the year. With the busy winter season looming ahead, now is the perfect time to delve into the importance of a well-structured schedule, not only for managing the chaos but also for safeguarding our mental wellness.

Back to School: A Chance for Parents to Reset

The start of a new school year brings with it a sense of renewal – a chance for parents to reset their routines and embrace the structure that comes with school schedules. During the carefree days of summer,

2023-08-31T14:09:01-04:00August 31st, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

The Three III’s of Hiring

INTENTIONALITY. INTEGRITY. INTENSITY.


A long time ago in London Ontario, a little boy was a rugrat of a child. Running the streets of his small farm town with the other hoodlums around the neighborhood. He would take his dad’s car for joy rides, hitchhike across the US, or get fired from every job he had. 

However, as time slowly passed on this little boy turned into a man. He moved to the United States to meet the love of his life and began a family with two amazing twin boys and later, a daughter. The rambunctious nature of his youth was slipping away as bills began to pile up and his family’s needs formed before him. A family to take care of. To protect and guide. 

As Dave’s career continued to morph and the children continued to grow, he knew that starting his own staffing service was his next best opportunity. As the business grew along with his

2023-08-31T12:59:47-04:00August 31st, 2023|Employers|

Back to Basics

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone was expecting the world to return to its “new norm.” Perhaps you heard these words a time or too. The world witnessed a significant disruption across industries, forcing businesses to adapt and rethink their strategies at the core. However, as we navigate the path to recovery, there is a growing realization that returning to the basics of business practices can yield substantial benefits. This “what’s old is new” philosophy is particularly relevant when it comes to outbound sales calls, creating customer relationships, and so much more. 

The Power of Outbound Sales Calls

In the age of digital marketing and social media, outbound sales calls might seem outdated. In the midst of the pandemic doors were not only closed but locked. Keeping all human to human interaction at a minimum. However, for this reason the pandemic has emphasized the value of personalized human connections.

2023-07-07T00:04:08-04:00July 7th, 2023|Employers|

Greener Grass Love Goggles

Throughout our lives, many of us have experienced moments of questioning our current jobs or careers and wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. This phenomenon stems from a variety of factors, such as ambition, curiosity, and the desire for change which is very normal. However, making a leap without proper exploration can be risky. Working with agencies provides an opportunity to “check out the grass on the other side” without committing to it fully, offering valuable insights and guidance. Let’s dive into the reasons behind the perception of greener pastures in the job market and highlight the advantages of partnering with agencies to navigate career transitions.

Dissatisfaction and the Pursuit of Fulfillment

One reason people believe the grass is greener on the other side is a sense of dissatisfaction or lack of fulfillment in their current jobs or careers. This feeling may arise from various factors, including

2023-07-06T23:47:42-04:00July 6th, 2023|Job Seekers|

Preparing for Economic Uncertainty: Best Practices for Canadian and American Employees Before the 2023 Recession

As Canada and the US brace for the potential impact of the upcoming recession in 2023, employees find themselves facing uncertain times. Will I keep my job? Will we have work? These daunting thoughts can be frustrating and agonizing. However, by adopting proactive measures and implementing best practices, individuals can better navigate the challenges that lie ahead. In this article, we will explore essential steps Canadian employees can take to prepare themselves before the recession hits, ensuring a stronger and more secure professional future.

  1. Enhance Professional Skills:

During an economic downturn, the job market becomes increasingly competitive. To stand out among peers, employees should invest in enhancing their professional skills. Identify areas for improvement or new skills that align with industry trends and take advantage of online courses, webinars, and workshops. By upgrading your skillset, you become a more valuable asset to your current employer and a more attractive candidate for potential

2023-06-09T12:10:48-04:00June 9th, 2023|Job Seekers|

Navigating the Impact of the 2023 Recession on Staffing in Small and Large Companies

People and businesses alike are preparing and going through the motions as the 2023 recession approach continues. Sometimes it can be easy to sweep things under the rug and forget they ever existed. However, it is important to prepare for these recessions to put businesses, big and small in a place where they can come back out the other side. As the global economy faces uncertainties and challenges, businesses of all sizes brace themselves for the impact of the 2023 recession. During times of economic downturn, staffing becomes a critical consideration for both small and large companies. Explore how the recession is expected to affect staffing and insights on how businesses can navigate these challenging times. 

  1. Focus on Efficiency and Productivity:

During an economic downturn, businesses are forced to streamline their operations to survive. This shift toward efficiency often means doing more with fewer resources. As companies prioritize productivity, automation and technology adoption may increase, enabling

2023-06-09T11:59:24-04:00June 9th, 2023|Employers|