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Dec 7, 2007
Slideshow: 2007 Best Companies to Work For in B.C. Gala Pt. 1
BCBusiness D.B.

View a slideshow of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C Gala, held at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre on November 26, 2007. Here are the winners in the Best Companies with More than 100 Employees category. Click here to view the winners in the Top Companies with Fewer than...

Dec 7, 2007
Slideshow: 2007 Best Companies to Work For in B.C. Gala Pt. 2
BCBusiness D.B.

View a slideshow of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C Gala, held at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre on November 26, 2007. Here are the winners in the Best Companies with Fewer than 100 Employees category. Click here to view the winners in the Top Companies with More than...

Dec 4, 2007
B.C.'s Best Companies 2007 Gala
BCBusiness D.B.

Best companies...

Dec 1, 2007
What's the Best Way to Gift Employees at Christmas?
Susan Hollis

’Tis the season to be jolly, and if you’re an employer, that means ’tis the season to be generous. Deciding exactly how to gift your employees, however, can be tricky. A fine line separates a present and an insult, so...

Dec 1, 2007
Contemporary Business Planning: Going Long
Tony Wanless

Despite today’s emphasis on contemporary strategic planning, few businesses actually think 'go long term'. Bigger market-listed businesses focus on the quarter to keep their stock up; small businesses are notorious for believing long-term means anything beyond next month.

Dec 1, 2007
How to Successfully Implement Business Initiatives
Tim Lewko

XYZ Company is a mid-sized technology manufacturer that has just begun implementing a quality initiative to increase productivity by eliminating defects and waste. The system is the latest fad in its industry, and management hopes to justify the high price...

Dec 1, 2007
How to Beat Presenteeism
Jessica Werb

Are the hacks and sniffles that echo throughout your workplace hallways music to your ears? It’s hardly a mark of pride to have employees drag themselves to work, even when they feel (and look) like hell. In fact, according to numerous studies, “presenteeism” costs employers more than absenteeism, but how do you beat it?

Dec 1, 2007
Accounting for Tastes: Summerland and District Credit Union
Kathleen Horton

It’s unseasonably chilly this Tuesday morning as a huddle builds in the glass-encased vestibule at the Summerland & District Credit Union. At 9:30 a.m., the doors open to a steady stream of members who circulate through queues and wickets or settle into sofas in the common area.

Dec 1, 2007
Uniform Happiness: Cintas Canada Ltd.
Dorothy Bartoszewski

They’re heading right for me, like headless horsemen without their stallions: a long rack of white shirts on hangers, swaying mania­cally as they zip along an automated track. I manage to dodge them, but nonetheless I’m struck by how this...

Dec 1, 2007
Making an mpact: Urban Impact Recycling Inc.
Helena Bryan

It’s 11 a.m. as I climb the steep steps into the cab of one of Urban Impact’s distinctive green-trimmed, front-loading trucks. Driver Jay Goodburn, 25, has been on the job for six hours already. He tells me cheerfully that he...

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