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Jan 11, 2017
The importance of employer branding
Cissy Pau

Companies often spend thousands, if not hundreds of thousands or even millions, of dollars to establish their marketing brand: defining their unique selling proposition, determining how to set their products or services apart from their competitors and identifying how to...

Jan 6, 2017
Why do men resist jobs in female-dominated industries?
Marcie Good

Disappearing U.S. jobs, like machine operator, locomotive firer and vehicle electronics installer are mostly done by men. The occupations that are growing, like health aide, employ mostly women. More than a fifth of American men aren't working, yet they aren't...

Jan 3, 2017
Why are employees who work in small businesses happier?
Cissy Pau

It is generally believed that happy employees are more productive and more engaged. Companies that strive to keep their employees happy and satisfied will have a greater ability to attract and retain talent and, hopefully, will achieve greater organizational success. There is plenty of research on what makes employees happy at...

Dec 13, 2016
5 cool coworking spaces in B.C.
Bianca Bujan

The Network Hub offers affordable and secure shared office space rentals, which can be booked on a short-term basis (uniquely offering hourly and daily rental rates, contrary to the monthly and annual rates of its competitors). With various locations, including...

Dec 12, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Is Vancouver a victim of its success?
Jenny Peng

It’s late September, and inside the lobby of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, a steady stream of travellers are lining up at the check-in desk; next door, the hotel’s ARC restaurant is buzzing with the chatter of diners studying city maps...

Dec 8, 2016
50 high-paying jobs in B.C.
Michaela Ludwig

In the annual BCBusiness survey of the best cities for work in B.C., one of the factors is average household income—for which it's helpful to have a high-paying job. Here are 50 of the province's best-paying areas in which to work. Pay range: From $18.67 to $62.50 an hour, with a...

Dec 7, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Kelowna rising
Jenny Peng

In 2014, Justin Goodhew was working 60-hour weeks in Silicon Valley building his first business, Blue Perch—a job-seeking app. About three months into it, the startup fizzled, and Goodhew returned to Vancouver to consider his options. The UBC business grad...

Dec 5, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Enterprising spirits
Marcie Good

The lounge at Gillespie’s Fine Spirits in Squamish, where patrons stop in for tastings by day and cocktails by night, feels like the living room of your long-time best friend’s apartment. Fat leather couches line the deep-purple walls, and houseplants...

Nov 25, 2016
What to put on your business agenda in December and January
Jenny Peng

Social Media Strategy Fundamentals Social media offers endless possibilities to scale a business and reach new audiences, but not all platforms are right for everyone. This one-day course at BrainStation aims to help you narrow down the right channels...

Nov 23, 2016
B.C.'s 20 most powerful women leaders
Felicity Stone

The Women's Executive Network (WXN) has named 20 B.C. women to its 14th annual Top 100 list, up from 15 in 2015 and 16 in 2014. The 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners gala is November 24 at...

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