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Oct 31, 2016
Will workplace automation leave anybody standing?
Steve Burgess

What will be the spark of the Great Robot Rebellion that will end the era of human rule on our planet? Here’s a theory: the robots will become disgruntled with minimum wage. That’s the job level they are poised to...

Oct 28, 2016
Is precarious employment the new normal?
Marcie Good

Temporary employment is the new normal, according to recent comments by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and young people need to get used to it. While these statements did not go over well with youth at...

Oct 27, 2016
What to put on your business agenda in November
Jenny Peng

CANADA'S TOP EMPLOYER SUMMIT Offered annually since 2004, the summit brings together executives and CEOs from Canada’s Top 100 Employers project—an editorial competition that determines the best organizations at which to work. This year’s keynote speaker, George Takei, will talk...

Oct 26, 2016
DIY Management: Why fit matters when hiring—and how to spot it
Felicity Stone

The number one reason an employee doesn’t work out, according to many employers, is poor fit. Jim Fearon, Hays VP of Western Canada operations, and The Headhunters president Cam Macmillan offer pointers on how to make the right hire

Oct 21, 2016
Why investing in employee perks still matters
Timothy Taylor

There probably aren’t many business people out there who haven’t rolled their eyes at least once reading about tech industry employee perks. It seemed there for a while that no startup could dream of attracting talent without a mechanical bull...

Oct 20, 2016
Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes announces young entrepreneurs to watch
Jenny Peng

There was no shortage of creativity nor big ideas among this year’s class of tech startups chosen by The Next Big Thing—an entrepreneur-led charity co-founded by Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite, and serial entrepreneur Meredith Powell that connects entrepreneurs under...

Oct 17, 2016
Six-hour workdays could boost productivity in Canada
Jenny Peng

An interesting experiment has been underway in recent years in Sweden—among both private and public companies—to see how workers respond to six-hour workdays. The result so far: a boost to productivity (somewhat surprisingly) and also worker satisfaction (not so surprisingly).

Oct 13, 2016
Learn how to be a more effective leader

BCBusiness + Informa The last decade has seen industries enter a period of increasingly rapid change. Globalization and the lightning speed of technology has redefined today’s business environment. Leaders who stay ahead of the swift pace of change and anticipate generational needs...

Oct 13, 2016
5 pitfalls to avoid in the lead-up to labour arbitration

BCBusiness + Roper Greyell LLP If your business operates in a unionized setting, ill-considered action at the onset of a dispute can have major consequences. That means it’s crucial to approach grievances in the labour context with care, patience and a...

Oct 10, 2016
How the 'glass cliff' undermines women in leadership
Marcie Good

Are women leaders set up to fail? Indeed, according to the ‘glass ceiling’ theory, first coined in 2005 by two professors at Exeter University in England. Michelle Ryan and Alexander Haslam were challenging a report suggesting that when companies appointed...

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