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Jun 1, 2007
First Nations Employment: Back to School
Francis Narcise Baptiste

An old friend of mine once joked: “What do you call a ‘rez entrepreneur?’” “I don’t know,” I replied, grinning. “Casino manager?” “No,” he said, laughing. “A drug dealer.”

Jun 1, 2007
Workplace Harassment: Mob Mentality
Vicki O’Brien

In the space of a year, Sheila went from being on the A-list at work to being isolated, singled out for criticism and branded as “trouble.” Like most targets of workplace bullying, the 45-year-old university instructor did not immediately realize she was facing a concerted campaign of emotional abuse by her superiors, women she once trusted and considered friends and mentors.

May 1, 2007
Battling the Workplace Bully
Perry Zavitz

A recent BCBusiness story on workplace bullying (“Bad boss, bad boss,” Dec. ’06) clearly hit a nerve. We received an overwhelming response from readers, revealing an ugly undercurrent beneath the facade of today’s high-performance workplace.

Apr 1, 2007
The 2007 Guide to MBAs in B.C.
BCBusiness D.B.

The trick is nailing down the right one. Which is why BCBusiness has compiled the first-ever overview of MBA schools available in the province. And rather than simply reel off a list of courses on offer, we’ve given you insights...

Mar 1, 2007
Authenticity is the Key to Employee Loyalty
Catherine Ducharme

I recently got an email from a friend working for a company newly ranked on Maclean’s magazine’s “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” list: “Who were they comparing us to – federal penitentiaries?”

Feb 1, 2007
British Columbia's Future
Vicki O’Brien

Looming challenges threatening some of our top sectors have forced British Columbians to confront a number of questions. Will traffic gridlock shut down Lower Mainland transportation? Will we have to remember our credit cards when we visit the hospital? Will B.C. still have a forestry industry after all the beetle-killed...

Feb 1, 2007
Whistler Job Market: Labour Summit
Ryan Stuart

When Tim Sjogren arrived in Whistler in 1998, jobs were tight and accommodation even tighter. The second-year ski instructor spent the winter sleeping on a friend’s couch and juggling two jobs: teaching skiing by day and stocking shelves at a local grocery store at night. And Sjogren had it good. He remembers seeing people standing on the side of the road, begging.

Feb 1, 2007
B.C. Workplace: The Humane Economy
Ann Coombs

In 10 to 20 years, the Vancouver workplace will be guided as much by today’s emerging ethical priorities as by new technology. The upcoming generation of leaders will place ethics and sustainability at the top of their list of priorities, alongside revenue and profits. As for technology, the convergence of computers and telephones will be seamless, smart buildings will be the norm and intelligent robots will be so commonplace that they may finally disappear from futurists’ projections.

Jan 1, 2007
Women in Business: Black Listed?
BCBusiness D.B.

Other lists show similar results: look at the 100 biggest companies in the province (July 2006), and you might find one or two female CEOs. Check any national publication’s list of fastest-growing, most influential, top-paid or top-performing companies or individuals...

Jan 1, 2007
How to Navigate the Career 180
Jessica Werb

Considering an extreme career makeover? You’re not alone: according to the Canadian Federal Labour Standards Review Commission, most Canadians will have about three careers and eight jobs over their lifetime. And given the current labour shortage, there’s no better time to start exploring your options. So take a deep breath and follow this advice from the experts on how to pull off a career U-turn.

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