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Mar 18, 2020
Don’t work in your pyjamas and 6 more expert tips for working from home
Alyssa Hirose

While some of us are just dipping our toes into the big wide world of working from home, there are plenty of home office veterans who long ago perfected their isolation game. You’ll find lots of advice—have the right tech, set a schedule, don’t conduct a video conference in your...

Mar 17, 2020
Is your team prepared to work from home?
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, Richmond-based employee engagement and internal brand communications expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through...

Mar 4, 2020
The 2020 Business of Good Awards
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor probably put it best. “I know all businesses think they have a unique culture, but I think we actually do,” said the president of North Vancouver–based environmental services firm Hatfield Consultants, winner of the Workplace Wellness category in...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Special Citation
Nathan Caddell

Founded in 2015, the Peter Dhillon Centre aims to establish a “more just, sustainable and prosperous society enabled by business embracing ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.” The centre, named for a UBC grad who is president and CEO of Richmond-based agribusiness player Richberry Group, hires about a dozen Sauder students...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Workplace Wellness
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor acknowledges that his employer is a bit unusual. Launched in 1974, environmental consulting firm Hatfield didn’t really hit its stride until 15 years ago. Since then, the North Vancouver–headquartered company has ballooned into a global operation with some 200 employees and offices in places like Indonesia and Botswana. As...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Indigenous Prosperity
Nathan Caddell

Sure, the indie video game developer isn’t technically on Vancouver’s east side anymore, having recently outgrown its Gastown digs. (Its new Cambie Street HQ sits across from City Hall and houses about 85 employees.) But East Side Games is still committed to its scrappy image as an outside-the-box publisher. That’s...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Environmental Sustainability
Nathan Caddell

If PBS were a developer, that would be Concert Properties,” Dave Ramslie, vice-president, sustainability, says with a laugh. But he’s not really joking. Concert’s tagline is “a developer with a difference,” and it’s hard to argue that the Vancouver-based residential and commercial builder isn’t dedicated to living up to that...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Inclusivity
Nathan Caddell

Lisa Beecroft wants to make one thing clear: her business is just that, a business. The Port Moody bakery and café launched in 2016 after Beecroft and her husband, Patrick, had put in time bringing their pies to local farmers markets and established a brand. So when they opened their...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Community Involvement
Nathan Caddell

Botany nerds might get the meaning behind Rhiza Capital’s name. Pronounced RISE-ah, it’s a play on “rhizome,” the part of a plant’s root structure that spreads through the soil and creates new sprouts. That makes sense for an organization built on providing capital to B.C.-based ventures that have a substantive...

Feb 21, 2020
Want to attract and keep great employees? Here’s how to raise your game
By the Editors

What kinds of benefits do employees really want? Have companies taken the open office concept too far? Those were just two of the questions raised at Help Wanted: HR Strategies That Work, a recent BCBusiness event focused on best practices for human resources and recruiting—and what the future holds for companies and workers.

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