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Sep 22, 2017
Want to attract the right talent? Be more transparent
Eric Termuende

Often when we think about the future of work, we think 3D printing, remote and flexible workplaces, artificial intelligence—and worry that we may be evolved out of our jobs. After all, 50 per cent of jobs as we know them...

Aug 25, 2017
5 signs someone could be lying on their resumé
By BCBusiness

Is lying to get a job the new normal? In a recent survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam, 37 per cent of Canadian workers said they knew someone who put false information on a resumé. The top three areas for embellishment...

Aug 15, 2017
Want to be a better manager? Socialize less—and listen more
By BCBusiness

Good leaders know that small talk is cheap, according to management expert Kim Scott. In an op-ed for the Harvard Business Review, the bestselling author outlines what she believes are a manager’s three main duties: create a culture of feedback...

Aug 1, 2017
Telus, Ledcor rank among Canada's top 25 places to work
By BCBusiness

Two B.C. companies have made a new ranking of the country’s top workplaces. The 25 Best Places to Work in Canada, curated by Indeed from employee reviews on the job search site, encompasses industries such as finance, telecommunications, health care...

Jul 21, 2017
How many chief officers does your company really need?
By BCBusiness

Hail to the chief—or maybe not. As a recent Quartz story notes, the corporate world is suffering from an outbreak of chiefiness. Chief executive officer and chief financial officer are one thing, but chief strategy officer, chief people officer—or chief...

Jul 17, 2017
B.C. is the most entrepreneurial province, survey says
By BCBusiness

When it comes to being their own boss, British Columbians walk the talk. A whopping 39 per cent have gone into business for themselves, according to a recent poll by multichannel commerce platform Shopify Inc. That put us just ahead...

Jun 27, 2017
Have laptop, will travel: how one B.C. company encourages staff to work from anywhere
Marcie Good

One morning in early March, Igor Trninic was setting up interviews for a position in his fast-growing startup, Breakthrough Academy. A key benefit to joining the company, he told applicants, is the ability to work from anywhere. Case in point:...

Jun 23, 2017
Changes in HR: Where it's been and where it's going

BCBusiness + CPHR Years ago, ‘human resources’ was viewed as a department in which salary decisions were made, people got hired and fired, and team-building sessions were planned. But as technology and company needs evolved, so did the role of HR. Now...

Mar 3, 2017
Is the MBA a key to entrepreneurial success?
Dee Hon

Fraser Pogue earned his MBA and jumped into risk analysis, but you won’t catch him wearing pinstripes to work. A power suit isn’t exactly proper attire when you’re heli-skiing in powder. Pogue is spending the winter in the B.C.

Feb 27, 2017
Why B.C. dentists are turning to big business to set up shop
Felicity Stone

If you’re one of B.C.’s 3,400-odd dentists, chances are you run your own business. But several trends, from crushing student debt to the rising price of setting up shop, are paving the way for large corporate dental groups to push...

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