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Nov 10, 2016
Anti Lean-In advocate calls on men to end patriarchy
Jenny Peng

Valerie Aurora, feminist activist and founder of Frame Shift Consulting, believes that the path to ending patriarchy in the workplace rests with men instead of women—countering a notion championed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her book Lean In. Aurora...

Nov 8, 2016
Who's next in line for leadership at five of B.C.'s top firms?
Matt O'Grady

Karen Flavelle’s approach to succession at Purdys Chocolates is coloured by the approach her own father took with her. Twice he refused to let her join the firm, forcing her to work as a marketing executive with firms including General...

Nov 8, 2016
Fairchild Media Group prepares for the future
Jenny Peng

What does a $350-million media/retail/real estate empire look like? Fairchild Group headquarters offers few clues. The nondescript offices sit atop an empty storefront in South Cambie, with pastel-coloured rooms and dark wood furniture that hasn’t been updated since the 1980s.

Nov 8, 2016
The Fuller family succession plan
Jim Sutherland

How does a family ensure the continuation of its business as family members approach retirement age? In the case of the Fuller family, the solution lay with another family, the Jessas. The Fuller family’s restaurant empire includes major chains Earls, Joey...

Nov 8, 2016
Nine organizations that are succeeding at succession planning

Many are the tales of family businesses that have descended into tumult or failed completely in the founder’s absence. In the public sphere, both UBC and Telus—two of the province’s biggest employers—have in recent years seen newly hired chief executives depart amid considerable turmoil. A look at why good succession planning matters—and what 9 B.C. enterprises, both private and public, are doing to prepare for the future

Nov 4, 2016
Vancouver second to Toronto in Canada's tech talent: study
Marcie Good

Vancouver’s tech talent market has been ranked second in the country to Toronto, followed by other well-established tech industries in Ottawa and Montreal. Rankings in the 2016 Scoring Tech Talent Report completed by CBRE Canada, a commercial real estate services...

Nov 4, 2016
Here comes Santa Ono
Frances Bula

At first glance, the new president of UBC is impossible to spot amid the throngs packed onto a plaza in front of the year-old, $107-million Student Union Building. But, looking closely at the way people have gathered on this pleasantly...

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...

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