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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...

Nov 18, 2016
What does the Supreme Court decision on class sizes really mean?
Marcie Good

The Supreme Court of Canada’s surprise decision on the B.C. Teachers’ Federation class size and composition court case has both teachers and government scrambling to figure out next steps in the long-running battle. The ruling restores contract language from 2002 on...

Nov 16, 2016
Is the corporate Christmas party passé?
Cissy Pau

Christmas parties have become “holiday” parties to avoid discriminating against those who don’t celebrate Christmas. Companies have stopped serving alcohol at seasonal celebrations for fear of liability for their drunken staff members. “Merry Christmas” has been replaced with “Seasons Greetings”...

Nov 14, 2016
How to conduct an effective exit interview
Felicity Stone

Ask open-ended questions rather than ones that elicit yes or no answers, says Pau. Use the same questions for all exit interviews to ensure consistency. “You can ask the same question of 20 people, and they’ll all give you a...

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?
M 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

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