Police should immediately stop disclosing mental health information to employers: privacy commissioner

Apr 15, 2014 - British Columbia's privacy watchdog says government should immediately direct police departments to stop disclosing non-conviction information in employment police record checks."Each year in B.C. thousands of police information checks...    Full Article

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Vancouver Starbucks recognized for hiring workers with

Apr 10, 2014 - A Vancouver Starbucks outlet sitting just off the entrance to Granville Island has been honoured for its... Full Article


Police should immediately stop disclosing mental

Apr 15, 2014 - British Columbia's privacy watchdog says government should immediately direct police departments to stop... Full Article


After more than eight months, IKEA management and

Jan 14, 2014 - The ongoing labour dispute between IKEA Richmond and the Teamsters Local 213 has barely budged since the... Full Article

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Vancouver Starbucks recognized for hiring workers with disabilities

Apr 10, 2014 - A Vancouver Starbucks outlet sitting just off the entrance to Granville Island has been honoured for its hiring practices by the B.C. Coalition of ... Full Article

Ask the experts: What do I need to know before I expand my business into international markets?

Apr 07, 2014 - Don’t underestimate the value of being Canadian when expanding internationally Full Article

Leadership – 1950 Revisited

Mar 27, 2014 - In this generation of online reference material that can instantly answer the most probing questions, we still are unable to provide timely... Full Article

Global Relay, Purdy's named Canada's best-managed companies

Mar 26, 2014 - It's always hectic in the office at Vancouver-based Global Relay, according to the technology services company's CEO.... Full Article

Retiring baby boomers not a concern to most executives

Mar 20, 2014 - An aging population means many employees are at or close to retirement age, but this doesn't translate into much concern to most executives,... Full Article

Ask the experts: How do I best mitigate fears after personnel changes?

Mar 18, 2014 - Open and honest communication about personnel changes will trump gossip and fear Full Article

Ask the experts: What is the value of an internship?

Mar 11, 2014 - Internships can provide invaluable experience for job seekers and develop talent for companies Full Article

Financial sector making strides, but Canadian women still feel equality gap

Mar 07, 2014 - On the eve of International Women's Day, when most countries around the world are honouring the importance of women's equality, the Bank of... Full Article

Ask the experts: What do I need to know before establishing a corporate wellness program?

Mar 04, 2014 - Corporate wellness programs need cohesive teams, support for participants and evaluation Full Article

Stay-at-home dads help women stay on career path

Mar 04, 2014 - Women in high-powered careers say you can do it – with a support system Full Article

Ask the experts: What can non-profits do to increase media coverage?

Feb 25, 2014 - To increase a non-profit's chances of media coverage, its story pitch should be clear and on target Full Article

Don’t just train your leaders – develop them

Feb 21, 2014 - I have the opportunity to interact with people from all different walks of life and at many different levels of organizations on a monthly basis.... Full Article

Ask the experts: What do I need to know to plan a successful corporate event or conference?

Feb 18, 2014 - When organizing a corporate event, stay focused, stay on budget and have fun Full Article

Work-life balance further out of reach for British Columbians

Feb 11, 2014 - More than half of British Columbian can't find a proper work-life balance, according to a new poll. Full Article

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Ask the experts: What's the most important content that will attract corporate donors?

Feb 11, 2014 - Relevance, honesty and results will attract corporate donors Full Article

Ask the experts: What are the key indicators my company should change its business model?

Jan 28, 2014 - Listen to what your customers are telling you when considering a change in business plans Full Article

2014 BC CFO of the Year nominations closing soon

Jan 27, 2014 - B.C.’s business community has until February 14 to nominate the chief financial officers they most admire for the 2014 BC CFO of the Year... Full Article

Employers split on how to deal with skills gap

Jan 21, 2014 - Although businesses in Canada say dealing with a skills gap is one of their biggest challenges, they are divided on how to deal with a shortage of ... Full Article

Human resources report: Employer communication is key to heading off employee lawsuits

Jan 21, 2014 - Courts can force employers to compensate injured or disabled workers if their coverage is found to be inadequate Full Article

Human resources report: How to increase employee engagement through corporate giving

Jan 21, 2014 - Good corporate social responsibility or corporate giving practices can create a human connection to the company in ways that other elements of the ... Full Article

Study will test mental health program for workplaces

Jan 17, 2014 - A new research project will test how well a year-old mental health standard for the workplace performs, in hopes that it will become widely... Full Article

TSX-listed firms to disclose gender policies under OSC proposal

Jan 17, 2014 - All TSX-listed companies must disclose annual targets for the number of women they want in executive and board positions, under a proposal... Full Article

BIV unveils 2014 Influential Women in Business winners

Jan 16, 2014 - Business in Vancouver has revealed its 2014 list of Influential Women in Business honorees.The awards celebrate B.C. women who are influential and ... Full Article

After more than eight months, IKEA management and Teamsters still butting heads

Jan 14, 2014 - The ongoing labour dispute between IKEA Richmond and the Teamsters Local 213 has barely budged since the union served IKEA with a 72-hour strike... Full Article

Do you know where your mobile workers are?

Jan 13, 2014 - Rulings from B.C.'s privacy commissioner affirm employers' rights to track their employees with GPS technology while on the job Full Article

Your new year’s resolution: To lead more effectively

Jan 09, 2014 - No matter what the profession, as leaders we are continually looking for new challenges or projects to champion. It’s in our nature. Time... Full Article

Corporate headhunting heats up in B.C.

Jan 07, 2014 - Demographic changes, rising demand redrawing executive recruitment landscape Full Article

Ask the experts: What mistakes do older workers make when trying to re-enter the job market?

Jan 07, 2014 - Older job seekers need an online presence to increase their chances of finding employment Full Article

Family business report: The upsides of ambiguity as a governance model for family and other businesses evaporate when the company owner is gone

Dec 17, 2013 - For family businesses, good governance can include addressing the management, ownership and family as separate, yet linked, entities Full Article

Ask the experts: What issues do companies usually fail to consider when expanding their operations?

Dec 17, 2013 - When expanding your business, build your team, think long-term and enjoy yourself Full Article

Ask the experts: What issues do companies usually overlook when cutting costs?

Dec 10, 2013 - Business owners need to consider many more options than layoffs and wages when making cuts Full Article

Ask the experts: How do I successfully address a crisis of leadership?

Dec 03, 2013 - Mess up, fess up and dress up: When leadership mistakes are made, be swift, concise and decisive Full Article

Time to redefine the workplace: survey

Nov 29, 2013 - Canadians are changing the way they look at the workplace, and feel it’s time to move away from the traditional definition of what it... Full Article

Demands in workplace up; employers should pay for training: survey

Nov 28, 2013 - The majority of working Canadians feel their employers are demanding more from them than they were five years ago, and believe that the companies... Full Article

Companies with female directors pay less for acquisitions: study

Nov 25, 2013 - Companies that have women on their corporate boards pay less for acquisitions, according to a University of British Columbia's Sauder School of... Full Article

Canadian boards continue to lack diversity: CBDC

Nov 25, 2013 - Despite widespread support for more female representation on Canadian boards, the number of women serving in these roles is not growing... Full Article

Watch out – company holiday party may come with an unwelcome surprise: H&R Block

Nov 20, 2013 - Most Canadians are unaware that company holiday parties could be considered a taxable benefit, according to the results of an H&R Block survey ... Full Article

Kenney urges B.C. business to step up on wages, training

Nov 14, 2013 - Employers need to improve — a lot — when it comes to offering competitive wages and paying to train workers, federal Employment... Full Article

Employers increasing commitment to worker health; workers not taking advantage

Nov 13, 2013 - Canadian companies are increasing their investment in worker health programs, but employee participation remains low, according to the results of... Full Article

Ask the experts: What do I do if I suspect an employee is stealing from the company?

Nov 12, 2013 - Ensure your suspicions are proven and employ the least intrusive investigation possible Full Article

Millennials becoming more engaged at work

Nov 07, 2013 - Millennials – also known as members of generation Y – are becoming more engaged at work, despite having the image of being self-... Full Article

Why decision making defines a good business leader

Nov 05, 2013 - A key component that separates great leaders from merely good ones is the ability to make a decision. It may seem like a simple concept, but... Full Article

Ask the experts: How do I establish an adequate and respectful reward system for my employees?

Nov 05, 2013 - Different aspirations of different employees need to be recognized with different rewards Full Article

Bullying in the workplace – how to comply with the new legislation

Nov 04, 2013 - Workplace bullying and harassment is a growing issue in B.C. This growth is troubling, when you consider the potential risk to the physical and... Full Article

Smokers cost employers more than $4,000 each per year: Conference Board of Canada

Oct 29, 2013 - Employees who smoke cost their employers an average of $4,256 each in 2012, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released October 29.... Full Article

WorkSafeBC puts workplace bullies on notice

Oct 28, 2013 - But experts say companies that want to get serious about tackling disrespectful behaviour need to be prepared to look at every aspect of their... Full Article

Canadian businesses should consider hiring more people with disabilities: BMO

Oct 24, 2013 - Businesses are missing out on a largely untapped resource by not hiring more Canadians with disabilities, according to the results of a BMO... Full Article

BIV reveals new cohort of Forty under 40 winners

Oct 23, 2013 - The latest crop of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40 winners for 2013/14 is unveiled today. Full Article

Skilled workers asked to consider Prince George

Oct 23, 2013 - Wednesday will mark the beginning of a media campaign urging new Canadians in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to move to Prince George.... Full Article

Poor communication main source of low employee morale: Accountemps

Oct 22, 2013 - Poor workplace communication is the main source of low employee morale, according to the results of an Accountemps survey released October 22.... Full Article

Salaries to increase in 2014: Robert Half

Oct 16, 2013 - The starting salaries for Canadians in professional occupations are expected to increase in 2014, according to Robert Half's 2014 Salary Guides... Full Article

Inhibiting factors for female career success are not easily identifiable: Randstad

Oct 15, 2013 - Despite significant advancements to equality for Canadian women in the workplace, corporate policies and workplace procedures can’t easily... Full Article

Small Business Week: Ask the expert: How do I make the most of networking opportunities?

Oct 15, 2013 - Christine Pilkington: Founder and CEO of Crisp Media Inc. (VancouverMom.ca) Full Article

Small Business Week: Focus on your execution

Oct 15, 2013 - Expert panel agrees that working on weekly tasks is key to successful growth Full Article

Ask the experts: What are the key steps I must take when restructuring my company?

Oct 15, 2013 - Corporate restructuring can be complicated, so clarifying reasons for the change is paramount Full Article

Surrey manufacturers bracing for tough times ahead

Oct 14, 2013 - Shortage of skilled tradesmen, rising tax burdens and transportation and utility costs are limiting growth just as industry sees demand for work rise Full Article

Surrey workshops aimed at connecting employers with human resources talent

Oct 08, 2013 - Surrey Board of Trade and Douglas College event focused on hiring and retaining immigrant employees Full Article

Disability management program can reduce cost of absenteeism: Conference Board of Canada

Oct 08, 2013 - Companies can reduce the negative impacts of absenteeism by implementing a disability management program, according to a Conference Board of... Full Article

Canada reaping the bitter harvest of the jobs-without-skills gap

Oct 08, 2013 - OECD data shows that countries with the highest apprenticeship participation rates have the lowest youth unemployment Full Article

Look south of the border to help fill skills gap: Conference Board of Canada

Oct 04, 2013 - Employers dealing with a skills shortage need look no further than our neighbours to the south, according to an October 4 Conference Board of... Full Article

Vancouver cleaners rally against layoffs

Oct 02, 2013 - The unionized cleaners who service Vancouver's Waterfront Centre and Pacific Centre are rallying today (October 2) to protest layoff notices they... Full Article

Leadership – it’s a team sport

Oct 02, 2013 - In leadership, we are continually looking for a demonstration of what a good leader should look like and how they should act. If searching for a... Full Article

Human Resources report: Visible tattoos can limit career prospects

Oct 01, 2013 - Employers are able to discriminate against those with visible tattoos unless the tattoo is done for religious or political reasons Full Article

Human Resources report: Developing high-potential employees

Oct 01, 2013 - Developing new leaders is critically important for a company's long-term survival. However, how does a company create a plan to groom the next... Full Article

Province’s weekly earnings remain below Canadian average: StatsCan

Sep 27, 2013 - Employees in British Columbia earned an average of $870 per week in July – almost 5% lower than the national average of $914, according to... Full Article

Worker absenteeism costing economy billions: Conference Board of Canada

Sep 23, 2013 - The Canadian economy took an estimated $16.6 billion hit in 2012 because of worker absenteeism, according to a Conference Board of Canada study... Full Article

Make your employee communications meaningful

Sep 18, 2013 - I still remember the dismissive tone from an acquaintance when I said I worked in employee communication and she sneered, "Oh, that means... Full Article

Business growth: Game plan for the future

Sep 10, 2013 - A detailed exit strategy can help owners understand the value of a business and include plans for growth Full Article

Business growth: Do you know where you're growing?

Sep 10, 2013 - Successful companies don't grow by accident – they plan for it Full Article

Ask the experts: Should I join a CEO forum?

Sep 10, 2013 - Being part of CEO forum takes time, but learning from business peers is worth that investment Full Article

Forty years of helping write immigration SUCCESS stories

Sep 10, 2013 - Immigrant services organization focused on helping new immigrants become employers Full Article

Business growth: Transition points

Sep 10, 2013 - Hiring a solid management team is key to having a succession plan run smoothly Full Article

Business growth: Growing pains

Sep 10, 2013 - In the business world, growing companies are often envied. Most people worry about increasing customers, sales and profits; not about being too... Full Article

Ask the experts: What apps do you consider essential tools for your business?

Sep 03, 2013 - The right apps ensure that increasingly mobile entrepreneurs are always plugged in Full Article

Telecommunications and steelworkers unions reach tentative merger

Aug 30, 2013 - The Burnaby-based Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) and the United Steelworkers (USW) announced August 29 they have reached a tentative... Full Article

Leading Generation Y: how to nurture the next generation of leaders

Aug 27, 2013 - As leaders, we see younger and younger people coming into the workforce, creating what will eventually be the next generation of leaders.... Full Article

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