Jul 1, 2008
Adult Literacy: Learning on The Line
Lucy Hyslop

There is a decade-old story – told by an adult literacy worker in a small industrial town in northern B.C. – of a supervisor demanding that the name of an employee being helped with his reading be revealed. Why? So he could fire him and put in his place someone with higher skills.

May 1, 2008
How to Retire Properly
Jessica Werb

Career planner Al Jones of LifeShift, retirement coach Isabelle St. Jean of Inspired Momentum and Christopher Fortune of Retirement Advantage Coaching share some ideas. Expand your network Think about your social life: how much of it is related to hanging out with colleagues? “A lot of the people you hang out with...

May 1, 2008
B.C.'s Labour Market: Talent Grab
Tony Wanless

And if the economy started picking up, there was going to be trouble. However, in 2000 and 2001, the widely held belief was that there would always be more people than jobs, so pas de problème. Problem The Cassandras were right, and their predictions have come true. Today, for the first time...

Apr 1, 2008
The 2008 Guide to MBAs in B.C.
BCBusiness D.B.

Under intense competition to meet the demands of a fast-changing global marketplace, MBA providers have fine-tuned their offerings to the point where the choices are dizzying. Our second annual MBA guide makes choosing easier. An updated table offers a quick...

Apr 1, 2008
B.C.'s Big Three Generations
Peter Severinson

Anyone who’s been to a motivational lecture, passed through the management aisle at the bookstore or kept a steady eye on the business section in the last few years has likely heard of the three major generations. That’s the baby boomers, generation X and generation Y. More: Why Aging B.C. Boomers...

Apr 1, 2008
College for Profit: A Matter of Degree
Helena Bryan

In a solemn ceremony on November 15, 2007, before an audience of close to 350 freshly minted Sprott-Shaw Community College grads and their families, former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford took to the stage of the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts to be installed as Sprott-Shaw’s first chancellor.

Apr 1, 2008
The Generation Y Guide
Peter Severinson

With the baby boomers stepping out of the spotlight, Generation Y has come to the fore. What do you get when you raise kids to believe they can do anything, give them all the technical gadgets they’ll need to make that happen, send them off to excellent schools, and then spit...

Mar 25, 2008
Getting The Most Value From Your MBA
by Peter Mitham

Talk to the business schools and they’ll tell you the demand for MBA grads is strong. That’s not an idle boast. A survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a U.S.-based organization that tracks employment trends among post-secondary...

Mar 25, 2008
MBAs Online: Going the Distance
Peter Mitham

On every second Friday and Saturday, sales executive Daniel Watson leaves his wife and one-year-old daughter in Surrey for a boardroom in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. There he joins 17 students locally and 46 others in similar settings across the country...

Mar 1, 2008
Help Wanted: B.C. Employers Reach Out to Foreign Workers
Brennan Clarke

At first glance, it seemed like a quick and easy fix for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s labour crunch. Faced with a staffing shortage of alarming proportions last fall, management at the five-star resort hotel launched an effort to import 80 temporary workers from the Philippines. The two-step process – a labour...

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