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Dec 1, 2005
How to Hire Star Employees
Ryan Stuart

“If you ask me what my No. 1 challenge is, it’s still staffing,” says Kevin McCrum, general manager of Aldergrove-based Cintas Canada. “It’s becoming harder and harder to find great people.” When a company such as Cintas, a uniform supplier...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Reward Performance
Helena Bryan

If you’re Odlum Brown. Even a good idea will fail if the people whose job it is to make it work don’t own it. Just try getting employees to put in extra hours on the final phase of a project...

Dec 1, 2005
The Best Companies to work for in BC 2005
BCBusiness D.B.

The process on our end began in March when we once again partnered with the Vancouver office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a global HR consulting firm, to find the top employers in this province. Eligible for inclusion was any organization...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Motivate Your Team
Yolanda Brooks

If you’re The Personnel Department At the Vancouver headquarters of The Personnel Department, the long-service diamonds may dazzle and the overseas trips may tempt, but president and founder Leslie Meingast, 52, insists that it takes more than perks to motivate...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Provide Training
Ryan Stuart

If you’re WCG International When WCG International, a Victoria-based HR consulting and job placement company, was asked to open a pilot job-placement program in various cities in Southern and Central Ontario last year, the company was faced with a problem:...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Provide the Right Tools
Tony Wanless

If you’re Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House the secret sauce that keeps Joe Fortes on the top rung of city eateries is the ability of its staff to provide all the welcoming, schmoozing and pampering that you pay for...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Create Trust
Yolanda Brooks

If you’re Island Savings Credit Union When the old guard retired at Island Savings Credit Union 10 years ago, new president and CEO Pam Marchant retired the management style with them. Marchant, 53, began her watch at the Vancouver Island...

Dec 1, 2005
How to Create Employee Evangelists
Tony Wanless

It’s 10:55 in the morning and most of the head office employees of 1-800-GOT-JUNK have gathered in the ‘Junktion’ – the company’s headquarters near Granville Island – for what amounts to a revival meeting. There’s almost a cult-like fervour in...

Sep 1, 2005
Partnership Strategies: Buddy Up
Ian MacNeill

It was shaping up to be the best of times. Late last year the snow was deep and crisp and even and Doug Washer’s 60-sled snowmobile business was firing on all cylinders. “It looked like we were on track to...

Aug 1, 2005
Dismantling Traditional Hierarchy: Who Needs a CEO?
Tracy Tjaden

John Montalbano’s first task as the new head of Canada’s largest privately owned money management firm was to ban the role of CEO. The move gives more airtime to the company’s line that it’s all about the clients, and the...

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