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Dec 8, 2020
Shift Happens: Why lack of employee diversity can hurt your company and how you can address it
Guy Saddy

Our new column examines the points where business, ethics and new cultural realities collide. You can send anonymous scenarios and questions to bcb@canadawide.com. You’re the CEO of a large company. At a Zoom meeting, you realize that none of the participants...

Dec 7, 2020
Making It Work: How to protect your business from work-from-home cybersecurity threats
Michael McCullough

Apart from the challenges to teamwork and supervision, having employees work from home increases the risk of a digital security breach. Home wifi networks and devices tend to have lower barriers to entry than in-office systems, with weaker passwords and less secure configurations, says Kemar Wilks, senior digital forensic examiner for Richmond-based TCS Forensics, a cybersecurity and investigation firm...

Dec 4, 2020
Making It Work: Now more than ever, your staff need a strong wellness program
Nick Rockel

"Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a few shifts in how organizations are approaching employee well-being,” says Alissa Gillanders, a wellness program specialist at the Vancouver office of professional services giant Aon. First, employers are making wellness a priority, “with an...

Dec 3, 2020
Making It Work: How to on-board a new hire who's working from home
Nick Rockel

As businesses have switched to remote work during the pandemic, those still in hiring mode face challenges when it comes to welcoming new staff. For advice, we turned to Shelagh Levangie, a human resources and recruitment consultant with Vancouver-based Harbour...

Nov 23, 2020
Ask a Leader: Greg Smith encourages businesses to build post-COVID resilience by boosting their online offerings
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Greg Smith is co-founder and CEO of Thinkific, a Vancouver-based online course creation platform.

Nov 19, 2020
Ask a Leader: Karn Manhas says goodbye to the traditional office
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Karn Manhas is founder and CEO of Terramera, a Vancouver-based cleantech agriculture firm...

Nov 13, 2020
Arlene Dickinson wants your business to pull through COVID-19. Here’s how
Nick Rockel

For the complete interview with Arlene Dickinson, check out the BCBusiness Podcast. Arlene Dickinson doesn’t sound too worried that COVID-19 will get the better of her fellow business owners. “I think Canadian entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs anywhere, are a resilient group of people...

Nov 12, 2020
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards are open for nominations

Are you an outstanding female entrepreneur or executive of an organization who is a leader, innovator, community builder or rising star? Do you know a B.C. woman executive or business owner who deserves to be recognized? If so, we want to hear from you

Nov 10, 2020
Five B.C. companies make finalist cut in revamped Pitch for the Purse competition
By the Editors

The 2020-21 version of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs' Pitch for the Purse contest is slated to be very different than its four predecessors. For starters, all the events will be held virtually. But there are some other moves, too. This is...

Nov 10, 2020
Ask a Leader: Chip Wilson says the future is coming faster than you think
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Chip Wilson is founder of Lululemon Athletica and Low Tide Properties.

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