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Oct 17, 2018
Canadian entrepreneurs are increasingly young, well-educated women: study
By the Editors

More than 98 percent of Canadian businesses are small or medium-sized, according to the Business Development Bank of Canada. A new study looks at gender and generational differences among of Canadian entrepreneurs. Sponsored by customer relationship management firm Salesforce and conducted...

Oct 16, 2018
Wellness a Key Ingredient to Success

BCBusiness + GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Talk to anyone at GroupHEALTH for more than a few minutes and it becomes clear that this third-party group insurance provider (one of the largest in Canada, in fact) is driven by a corporate culture that encourages...

Sep 27, 2018
Opinion: 8 types of handshake to avoid
Stacey Hanke

Have you ever wondered what your handshake says about you? Your handshake is like your business card. It conveys your confidence, credibility and influence without sharing a single word. Studies have shown that this one simple gesture can enhance a social situation and make a positive impact on others. In our...

Aug 31, 2018
Poll: Is #MeToo bringing about positive change in your workplace?
By the Editors

Mustel Group conducted two surveys for BCBusiness in the spring. The first, from May 28 to June 11, asked 500 people in Metro Vancouver how they were dealing with high gasoline prices. Of the 446 who drove, almost half were...

Aug 24, 2018
How to promote mental health in the workplace
Wellness Matters

In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, the average public sector worker missed 13.5 days of work last year (the most ever), while private sector workers missed 8.3 days. While statistics like this are...

Jul 16, 2018
Your True Success Starts with a Conversation

BCBusiness + ThroughConversation Everyone feels down or anxious now and then. But if depression, anxiety, or a short temper are sapping you of energy and drive, making it difficult to function and keeping you from living your life to the fullest, it’s...

Jun 26, 2018
Opinion: Attract and retain talent by leveraging the crowd
Debby Carreau

Traditional ways of attracting talent no longer work in a world where millennials are the majority of the workforce and the average person will hold 10 jobs by the time they reach their 30th birthday. Navigating this as an employer...

Jun 12, 2018
Improving the Landscape for People with Disabilities

BCBusiness + Rick Hansen Foundation According to the Conference Board of Canada, GDP growth of $16.8 billion could be generated by 2030 if a certain segment of our population that is eager to work more had the infrastructure necessary to function with...

May 28, 2018
Imagine Your Life in the Kootenays

BCBusiness + Imagine Kootenay Imagine living in the mountains, surrounded by nature. Imagine trading the daily grind for a simpler life with a short commute. Imagine downsizing your Metro Vancouver mortgage and upsizing to a home twice the size in the Kootenays. A...

May 11, 2018
6 factors that cause people to accept a job offer
By the Editors

A survey done by Miles Employment Group has revealed the top six factors affecting Vancouverites decision to accept a job. The results, collected from visitors to the company's website, show that compensation is no longer the most important factor in a job search, but learning and growth opportunities is. The results may come as...

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