Tag : Professional Development

10 Ways to Maximize Employee Retention

You may have heard that it costs 6 months of an employee’s salary every time you have to replace them. While this financial metric is sure to make financial executives sweat, it’s important to consider the impact of employee turnover on all facets of the business. For example, the average

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Is Computer Code Canada’s Next Official Language?

Last week, British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark announced that the province’s public schools will begin to teach computer coding classes to students in kindergarten to Grade 12. Starting in September 2016, they’ll join New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as the first provinces in Canada to embrace technical education for young

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Will 2016 be the Year of Big Data Analytics?

Massive amounts of high-quality data enables businesses to make calculated decisions that fuel competitiveness, profitability, and success. In a landscape where owners and executives need to be agile and definitive with their decision making, being able to gather and process big data provides a critical advantage over competitors. Big data

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Finding Top Talent in the World of Work-Craft

Technology is a driving force in society that changes how we perceive and interact with the world. It forces us to re-evaluate what people are capable of, because modern technology is constantly improving productivity and the creative abilities of the global population. It enables us to connect, share ideas, learn,

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Why Battling Zombies Is Good for Business

My six-year-old son recently went through a period where he rejected picture books in favour of stories that I made up for him. I can’t say I embraced this impulse with adequate enthusiasm—composing a story on the spot is much more difficult than reading “Murmel, Murmel, Murmel”. However, it quickly

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How Travelling Helped to Grow my Career

Since graduating from university, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout several continents around the world including North America, Europe, and Australia. While I did not realize it at the time, travelling would ultimately help to build the skills that I use daily in my career. Travelling has enabled

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Why Team Collaboration is Critical to Success

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
– Michael Jordan
I’ve always been an avid sports fan. Having played and watched sports throughout my entire life, they have become ingrained in my personality, interests, and discussions. As a child I was involved in several sports, but developed a true passion

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How to Make Your Next Business Trip Stress-Free

As a business owner, you likely travel quite a bit. Business trips, client visits, conferences, trade shows, and the occasional vacation getaway can make it difficult to stay connected with your team, partners, and clientele. However, stress does not have to be a bi-product of your mobility if you use

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