How Digital Tools Can Improve Employee Training
Business Strategy

How Digital Tools Can Improve Employee Training

The digital economy has grown to $2.9 trillion in just 20 years and is disrupting every industry. Digital technologies have improved productivity, created new products and services, enabled new business models, and blurred the boundaries between industries. But how are we using technology to improve the skills development and training of our workforce? LinkedIn’s Workplace…

Fostering Employee Engagement Through Work Social Events
Business Strategy

Fostering Employee Engagement Through Work Social Events

For some organizations, work events can appear to be an unnecessary expense, best reserved for an annual holiday party and nothing else. However, investing in the development of a fun and social company culture can have major benefits for an organization by fostering improved employee engagement. Engaged employees are four times more likely to stay…

Updated Employment Ontario Services Strengthen Local Workforce
Government Funding

Updated Employment Ontario Services Strengthen Local Workforce

The Government of Ontario recently announced a suite of changes to Employment Ontario programming and services. The government is launching a new system that will improve Ontario employment services by focusing on the needs of local communities, workers, and employers. Employment Ontario provides a range of programs, services, and funding opportunities to help Ontarian workers…

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…

Canadian Business Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Strategies
Business Strategy

Canadian Business Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Strategies

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly common in today’s business landscape. According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (IMAA), M&A activity continues to rise, with over $3.8 trillion USD in deals completed in 2018 – and with nearly $1.8 trillion USD completed in 2019 so far, it doesn’t look like it’s going to…

BC Rural Dividend Fund: Strengthening & Diversifying Local Economies
Government Funding

BC Rural Dividend Fund: Strengthening & Diversifying Local Economies

The government of British Columbia is committed to partnering with their rural communities to strengthen economic opportunities and create great jobs, while enriching the beauty that rural B.C. has to offer. To support these efforts, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is about to open its sixth intake of the…

First Step in the Training Process: Implement a Training Needs Analysis
Business Strategy

First Step in the Training Process: Implement a Training Needs Analysis

It goes without question that continuous learning in business is crucial for success. An organization’s willingness to expand knowledge benefits the entire process of attracting, maintaining, and developing employees. Any business that is seeking to implement employee training and development is encouraged to first identify and pinpoint the reason for training and what kind of…

[WEBINAR] April 23: Training Grants for Workforce Development
Business Strategy

[WEBINAR] April 23: Training Grants for Workforce Development

Targeted training programs can help Canadian companies scale operations, reduce talent gaps, and foster innovative problem solving. But despite the clear benefits of workforce development, few companies allocate enough capital to nurturing world-class talent. Employers should consider tapping into government funding programs to boost their training budgets. During the Training Grants for Workforce Development webinar,…