Understanding if Servant Leadership Could Help Your Team
Business Strategy

Understanding if Servant Leadership Could Help Your Team

How would your team describe your leadership? What words would they use? Supporter? Motivator? Director? Servant? The concept of a servant-leader, while it seems like an oxymoron, is straightforward; servant-leaders encourage the development of their teams and prioritize the needs of others and avoid focusing on their own control and personal success. The concept of…

Use Emotional Intelligence to Supercharge Leadership Training Programs
Business Strategy

Use Emotional Intelligence to Supercharge Leadership Training Programs

Leadership in business requires a trio of qualities: character, competence, and commitment. This is why excellent employees do not always transition to become good managers; while they may be competent and perform job duties to a high standard, their character qualities prevent them from excelling when managing or working with others. Businesses traditionally focus on…

COJG Training Grants for Employer Consortiums
Government Funding

COJG Training Grants for Employer Consortiums

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is a training grant that supports employers implementing third-party training programs to improve employee skillsets. Since it was launched in 2014, the program has helped thousands of companies across Ontario to develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce. There have been some significant changes to COJG funding since the program…

Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG): Is Your Business Eligible for Training Grants?
Government Funding

Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG): Is Your Business Eligible for Training Grants?

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a popular government funding incentive amongst Canadian employers. The program administers training grants to help Alberta-based companies enhance their workforce by upskilling new and existing employees. CAJG is a provincial variant of the Canada Job Grant program, which seeks to address specific training needs of employees to further their development…

Attend the March 23 Webinar on ERP Funding Grants
Business Strategy

Attend the March 23 Webinar on ERP Funding Grants

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation can be a complex and costly project for manufacturers. Deployment of these data communications systems will, in almost all cases, require several employees to receive 1-on-1 training from qualified third-party specialists. Fortunately, a significant portion of training costs can be offset with Canadian government grants. Canadian mall and medium-sized…

Canadian Exports to United States Are Being ‘Trumped’ by Mexico
Government Funding

Canadian Exports to United States Are Being ‘Trumped’ by Mexico

2016 wasn’t a great year for Canadian exports destined for the United States. In fact, Canadian exports decreased by 7.7%, despite a relatively low dollar value that should have increased competitiveness. Canadian exports to the U.S. have suffered a decline since early in 2015 while other top American trade partners (China, Mexico) have remained much…

Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Small Business Funding Eligibility
Government Funding

Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Small Business Funding Eligibility

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) has proved to be one of the most popular government funding grants available to Ontario employers looking to train their workforce. Since its launch in September 2014, COJG has subsidized over 21,000 workers’ training plans in Ontario, improving skillsets and helping to fill the province’s most in-demand skilled labour positions….