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TempTalk with Tabia Charles, Olympic Long Jumper

A former professional long jumper and participant of the Beijing Summer Olympics Games in 2008, Tabia Charles is no stranger to determination. That’s why, after suffering an ankle injury that halted her athletic career, she got right back up to travel a new path. “The experience was amazing in Beijing,” she says. “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life to go there. Sports has taken me places I never thought I would go, travelling the world and meeting amazing people. So I definitely don’t regret my choice to compete for Canada. But I’m so happy that I have an opportunity now to actually start my next career path.” Read more

TempTalk with Randy Dyal

Having entered the field of mailroom management when he was just 18, Randy Dyal has overseen the smooth processing of incoming and outgoing mail for some of Canada’s largest companies, including banks, an engineering firm, a multinational document management corporation, and more. A member of the mailroom team for one of Adecco’s highest-profile clients, Randy recalls being hired by Adecco in 2009 thanks to Heather Eaton, Adecco’s Vice President of Partnership Service Delivery and Ontario East. “Essentially, the position I’ve taken on with Adecco matched my past experience,” says Randy. “Managing a mailroom is very transferable, and I think Heather was impressed with my knowledge of that environment, my knowledge of processes, and how I understood the importance of processes. Diligence is critical, and that’s something that I stressed in my interview.” Read more

TempTalk with Tanvir Shaikh

After arriving in this country as a teenage new immigrant from India, Tanvir couldn’t have found a more fittingly named place for her very first job. But, unfortunately, Canada’s Wonderland held little wonder for someone so in love with numbers that she dreamed of a career in finance. And while she did try to secure a co-op with a bank, being a minor at the time made it a nonstarter. That’s when one of her teachers recommended that she sign up with Adecco. Read more

TempTalk with Ameerudeen Najumudeen

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in India, Ameerdueen Najumudeen came to Canada to complete his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Corrosion Science. “There’s always going to be corrosion,” he says. “So there will always be jobs for corrosion engineers.” Now working on a contract basis as a system integrity engineer for one of Adecco’s largest energy sector clients in Saskatchewan, Ameerudeen knows how hard it can be for newly graduated engineers to kick start their careers despite the much publicized demand for them. Fortunately, he was open to all sorts of possibilities. Read more

TempTalk with Sébastien Allard and Joël Pellerin

Adecco’s own dynamic duo

Sébastien Allard has been with Adecco for a year; his co-worker at a major Canadian museum, Joël Pellerin, has been with Adecco for two. Together, the two of them are proof not only that working as a temp provides access to fantastic opportunities, but also that employment agencies attract fantastic employees.

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TempTalk with Larry Ferguson

Winds of change

When Larry Ferguson was first introduced to Adecco, he admits he was nervous. “I didn’t really know about Adecco,” he recalls, “and I knew you had to go to whatever job they gave you.” However, that turned out to be one of the elements that made working for Adecco so appealing to Larry. “They encouraged me to give each job a try and if I felt uncomfortable, they would see what they could do for me,” he says. Having worked since he was a teenager, Larry ran into an obstacle as time went by – it was harder and harder to find work without his high school diploma. “If you don’t have your Grade 12,” he remarks, “they won’t even look at you.” Read more