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|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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|

Canadian and American R&R Differences

When first opening up a business in the United States we were very aware that we would experience a little bit of culture shock. And we did; crossing boards, making moves and learning about all the changes to be made. It was not just a few. While Canada and America do share a fair number of similarities they also are vastly different in a lot of ways as well. The business environment in North America is diverse and dynamic but with both the US and Canada offering such unique opportunities and challenges for businesses operating across the regions, what is the difference in their recruiting and retention? 

Staffing

One of the primary goals of any staffing strategy is to ensure that a business has the right people in the right roles to achieve its objectives. One key difference between the two countries is the prevalence of labor unions. In the United States, labor unions are relatively common, especially in certain industries

2023-05-03T19:38:03-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Employers|

Focus: The Key to Balancing Family and Work

Balancing family and work can be a challenging task for anyone. It often feels like there are not enough hours in the day to devote to both, and it can be tough to prioritize one over the other. However, by learning to focus on family with family and on work while at work, you can achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Why Focus is Important

Focus is crucial because it allows you to give your full attention to a particular task or person. When you are fully present in the moment, you are better able to connect with those around you and perform at your best. Conversely, when your attention is divided, you are more likely to make mistakes, miss important details, and feel stressed and overwhelmed.

Focusing on Family with Family

When it comes to family time, it’s essential to be present and engaged with your loved ones. This means setting aside distractions

2023-05-03T19:22:36-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Job Seekers|

Change At Work

Change is terrifying. From shaving your head fully bald for the first time ever to getting a promotion and your job changing. Change, no matter the type can be scary. The different and unknown approaches and what do you do? Do you run full force at change and accept it for what it is or do you fear change and resist it at all costs? 

Sometimes we have the autonomy to choose. When it is in our personal lives and up to us we have the opportunity to pick and choose when change has the opportunity to affect us. However, we do not have the blessing over everything. Often things can change at work and with the lack of control this too can be challenging!

Workplace changes happen each and everyday. This could include changes to technology, company culture, organizational structure, goals, processes and many more. It is normal to feel uncomfortable about it, but at the same time it is

2023-04-26T13:12:47-04:00April 26th, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

Confirmation Bias

 Have you ever had that one coworker that you just can’t seem to click with? A co-worker that brings different ideas and opinions to the table that you don’t agree with? And each time they express their thoughts and opinions, you can’t be bothered to listen or play devil’s advocate? You, my friend, are a victim of confirmation bias. 

In a nutshell confirmation bias is when we cherry pick information that is consistent with our own pre-existing beliefs. When we form ideas and beliefs about a person before we really get to see who they truly are, we are letting creative people with new and different ideas down. Individuals that have different opinions and ideas within an organization can actually be a huge asset. You know the saying “two heads are better than one? Imagine what you could do as a business when you have tons of ideas and opinions that are all different from one another. 

All in all, when

2023-04-06T11:50:42-04:00April 6th, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

Imposter Syndrome

What only comes when you want it least yet, invite it in? 

Imposter Syndrome. 

You see, as you begin to level up. Whether that be for your personal or professional life it is natural for imposter syndrome to begin to creep in. When new and exciting challenges are coming your way it makes sense that fear or anxiety begin to show more face. The new, the exciting, the unknown, the terrifying. Have you ever experienced this? 

According to a recent survey by Innovative MR, about 65% of professionals experience imposter syndrome. But what is it really? Imposter syndrome is the fear and anxiety built around the looming expectation that others will learn or come to understand that you are under qualified or unable to do what is being asked of you. 

Sound familiar? Perhaps you have started a new job and felt under qualified to be in the role. Maybe you are graduating from school

2023-02-28T09:57:35-05:00February 28th, 2023|Employers, Job Seekers|

The Value of Listening

As a baby you are taught how to speak. When you are in grade school you are taught to spell. In higher education you are taught to write but when are we taught to listen? Listening can be incredibly difficult but it is the most important part of the communication process. 

Let’s start with a story.

During a particularly hard day of work, Tom walked up to his boss and told him that he had a headache. A headache so bad, that he did not feel functional and had asked to go home. His boss looked at him and said, 

“I used to get headaches all the time but my wife got me on this peppermint essential oil and here, give it a shot! Now you don’t have to go home and can get back to work.”

Dang, he thought to himself. Could he share with him the reasons behind the headache? Could he be

2022-10-27T20:52:58-04:00October 27th, 2022|Employers, Job Seekers|

Dear Next Gen

Dear Next Gen These are exciting days to be entering the workforce. Congratulations, you’re on the brink of many exciting opportunities.

The vast array of choices that are in front of you makes some people fearful they will make the wrong choice. Don’t be afraid. One of the best things about this stage of life is being young gives your lots of runway to recover. So don’t be afraid of making a choice and committing to something. Go ahead take your shot if you fail your have lots of recovery time.

Show up! Really I know it doesn’t need to be said, but today with the number of Ghosts out there IT NEEDS TO BE SAID. Just show up and do the job – whatever the job is.

Love what you do and give your all to it. And don’t forget LOVE is a choice. So choose to love your job. Yes there are going to be parts of your job that

2022-07-03T20:00:35-04:00July 3rd, 2022|Employers, Job Seekers|

Welcoming The Wet Behind The Ears

A Letter to the Past Working Generations – The Work Environment Has Changed

Dear Grandpas, Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, Moms and Dads. 

Dear Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials (give or take a few) 

Dear Prior Workforce Generations,

… 

WE ARE HERE! 

First, I would like to start by saying we are so excited to be here! Thank you for the warm welcome. Next, I would like to tell you that we are a different type of employee to enter the marketplace and I am excited to tell you why that is and what that means for you! 

Online Learning

The most important thing for you to take away from this is that graduating students of 2020, 2021 and now 2022 are a very different kind of graduate than you have seen before. No, the Covid vaccines did not give us third arms

2022-07-17T09:31:20-04:00July 2nd, 2022|Employers|