Caucasians in favour of affirmative action show biases against own race: SFU-UBC study

Jul 28, 2014 - Caucasians in favour of affirmative action can actually be biased against their own race when it comes to hiring decisions, according to research from Simon Fraser University and the University of B.C....    Full Article

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Westport elects new chairwoman as B.C. lags behind in

Aug 15, 2014 - Vancouver’s Westport Innovations (TSX:WPT) has named a new chairwoman to its board of directors as B.C. ... Full Article


A bad hire can cost $50,000 – or more

Jul 22, 2014 - The average cost of a poor hiring decision is 30% of the employee’s annual salary – which can... Full Article


B.C. companies see golden opportunity in U.S. carbon

Jun 10, 2014 - Energy infrastructure, clean-tech sectors could reap bonanza from strict emissions rules Full Article

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Caucasians in favour of affirmative action show biases against own race: SFU-UBC study

Jul 28, 2014 - Caucasians in favour of affirmative action can actually be biased against their own race when it comes to hiring decisions, according to research... Full Article

Connecting online is the most popular way of networking by executives: survey

Jul 23, 2014 - Are the days of keeping up with contacts in your business network by meeting up over lunch or a drink numbered? Full Article

Courts weigh in on employers' duty to accommodate workers' family obligations

Jul 22, 2014 - Employers cannot refuse to hire, dismiss or adversely change an employee's conditions of employment based, in whole or in part, on their family status Full Article

A bad hire can cost $50,000 – or more

Jul 22, 2014 - The average cost of a poor hiring decision is 30% of the employee’s annual salary – which can amount to big bucks when that employee... Full Article

Surrey opens city's first co-working space in Innovation Boulevard

Jul 17, 2014 - In a time where full pension, salaried nine-to-five jobs are a rarity, more and more people are turning to self-employment for their income.... Full Article

Proposed worker safety changes don't go far enough: labour group

Jul 15, 2014 - Recommended changes to workplace inspections and investigations don’t go far enough in preventing potentially deadly accidents, says the BC... Full Article

Human Rights Tribunal agrees to accept complaints by union on behalf of a group of temporary foreign workers

Jul 10, 2014 - The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to accept complaints filed by the United Steelworkers (USW) on behalf of a group of... Full Article

Burger-flipping in teen years leads to better jobs in 20s: study

Jul 08, 2014 - Parents hoping to buff their child’s university application by encouraging extra study, travel or unpaid volunteer work this summer may want ... Full Article

Are you a micromanager?

Jul 03, 2014 - Constantly checking in with employees about their day-to-day work. Questioning every detail. Looking over their shoulders.... Full Article

Gotta have it: Most employees say they can't work without their morning coffee

Jul 02, 2014 - "It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as ... Full Article

No plans for Ikea Canada wage hike after U.S. stores adopt cost-of-living policy

Jun 26, 2014 - Ikea workers at about half the outlets in the U.S. are getting a pay bump as the Swedish furniture giant implements a new wage structure tied to... Full Article

Ottawa pushes for more women in the boardrooms

Jun 26, 2014 - Just two out of 14 board members at Telus Corp. (TSX:T) are women. The number is identical at Vancouver's Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B, TCK.A).... Full Article

Teachers vow to picket summer school if no deal by June 30

Jun 25, 2014 - Teachers will begin picketing summer school sites if a deal is not reached by June 30, the president of the BC Teachers’ Federation said... Full Article

Employers, unions not satisfied with temporary foreign worker changes

Jun 20, 2014 - The federal government introduced sweeping new changes to Canada’s controversial temporary foreign worker program June 20 — but the... Full Article

Canadians remaining in their jobs longer than ever before

Jun 18, 2014 - Think the concept of staying in the same job for life is a thing of the past? Full Article

B.C. visual effects studios fight to stay in the picture

Jun 13, 2014 - Sony's Vancouver expansion sparks talent crunch in city's booming post-production industry Full Article

What a waste of time: Workers reveal their true feelings about meetings

Jun 13, 2014 - Employees feel that more than a quarter of their time spent in work meetings is completely unproductive, according to a Robert Half survey.... Full Article

BC Hydro CEO appointment sparks controversy

Jun 10, 2014 - Jessica McDonald praised for her grounding in environmental issues, but critics label the former Gordon Campbell deputy minister a 'Liberal partisan' Full Article

Alberta-based BrightPath rolls into Surrey day-care market with new centre

Jun 10, 2014 - Surrey's day-care sector is about to welcome a new kid to the playground. Full Article

LNG boom threatens to sink Surrey businesses

Jun 10, 2014 - Local manufacturers fear gas industry will draw too many skilled migrants to B.C.’s north Full Article

Ignoring colleagues more harmful to them than workplace bullying: UBC study

May 30, 2014 - Letting an employee ignore a co-worker they don’t care for can be more harmful to the targeted person than outright bullying, according to a ... Full Article

WesternOne appoints Ritchie Bros.' Peter Blake as new CEO

May 26, 2014 - WesternOne Inc. (TSE:WEQ) has landed the long-time CEO of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSE:RBA) to lead the Vancouver-based equity firm.... Full Article

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Freeze on Temporary Foreign Worker program may end soon: B.C. MP

May 23, 2014 - The Peace Region’s MP says his government's moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the fast food industry could be lifted by early June.... Full Article

Dawson Creek Filipino workers left in limbo over TFW freeze

May 22, 2014 - A former temporary foreign worker-turned-immigration consultant says the federal government's recent moratorium on the program has left many of... Full Article

B.C. employees taking fewer vacation days than average

May 20, 2014 - Summer is just around the corner, which means vacation time for many Canadians. But British Columbians don’t appear to be taking as much... Full Article

Mentorship program an extension of networking for UBC alumni

May 16, 2014 - No mentoring program existed at the University of B.C. (UBC) when Carmen Lee was studying political science in the 1990s and early 2000s.... Full Article

Protect temporary foreign workers, let them stay as immigrants: union

May 16, 2014 - A Canadian union is calling for existing temporary foreign workers to be allowed to stay in Canada as immigrants, as well as a complete overhaul... Full Article

Majority of British Columbians oppose temporary foreign worker program: poll

May 13, 2014 - The majority of British Columbians dislike Canada’s temporary foreign worker program and would like to see it changed or abolished,... Full Article

B.C. restaurateur eliminates tipping, pays employees living wage

May 12, 2014 - A newcomer to the restaurant scene wants to turn the industry upside down by doing away with tipping — likely the first in Canada to do so.... Full Article

Website tracks, maps B.C. companies using temporary foreign workers program (updated)

May 08, 2014 - Most B.C. businesses hiring temporary foreign workers (TFW) are seeking low-skilled employees for jobs in urban centres, according to a new... Full Article

Want more productive employees? Give me a break.

May 07, 2014 - While most employees report spending more time at work than in the past, fewer are taking the breaks they need to reenergize themselves to make... Full Article

Jim Sinclair: Should Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program be scrapped?

May 06, 2014 - Overhaul the TFWP to promote worker rights, not employer abuses. The utter lack of transparency on the part of employers using the program is a... Full Article

Mike Klassen: Should Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program be scrapped?

May 06, 2014 - Shelving the program will damage local businesses that need workers. Instead of slamming the door shut for employers and their workers, [Jason... Full Article

School, business links lacking in Canada

May 06, 2014 - BCIT reaches out to businesses as new study shows Canadian companies lagging behind their counterparts in other countries in collaborating with... Full Article

Vancouver Canucks host job fair in wake of concession worker layoffs

May 05, 2014 - The Vancouver Canucks are still in hiring mode after naming Trevor Linden president of hockey operations last month and embarking on a search for... Full Article

Opinion: Major educational reform required to overcome skills shortages

Apr 29, 2014 - The structural shift from lower-skilled manufacturing to higher-skilled professional, scientific and services jobs requires substantial growth in... Full Article

B.C. ceremonies honour 128 work-related deaths in 2013

Apr 28, 2014 - More than 100 workers who died from work-related injuries last year in British Columbia are being remembered Monday in ceremonies across the... Full Article

BIV reveals 2014 BC CFO Award Winners

Apr 23, 2014 - Business in Vancouver and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC are pleased to announce the 2014 BC CFO Award winners.The six winners are:... Full Article

Leading Your New Team Effectively

Apr 23, 2014 - Congratulations, you've just assumed command of a new unit, team or division. Full Article

Most Canadians see their work as “just a job”

Apr 23, 2014 - Do you see your occupation as a career, or just a paycheque? Full Article

Human resources report: What employers can do about employees' inappropriate social media activities

Apr 22, 2014 - Employers have the right to manage employee conduct that affects the workplace, including the use of social media. This includes the right to make ... Full Article

Human resources report: Interim executive market predicted to spike

Apr 22, 2014 - U.K.'s largest interim management company sets up shop in Vancouver Full Article

Human resources report: Casualties of connectedness: workplace burnout on the rise

Apr 22, 2014 - Technological change and the pressure to be always available have caused an unhealthy blurring of the line between work and home life Full Article

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... Full Article

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

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