Shari Graydon

5 Steps To Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves

Shari Graydon | April 28, 2017 | Canada Business
The capacity to capture people's attention and persuade from the front of a room are critical tools -- whether your goal is winning a new client, motivating your employees or changing the world. They're widely recognized as key career skills. Failure to master presentations can limit opportunities in many fields.

Legal Marijuana Is Going To Change The Canadian Workplace

Workopolis | April 28, 2017 | Canada Business
On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?

What You Can Do To Avoid Being Priced Out Of The Rental Market

YPNextHome | April 28, 2017 | Canada Business
In most Canadian cities -- and many smaller communities too -- renters are increasingly being priced out of the market. It's no secret, real estate is hot hot hot, and it's not just the prices of homes and condos that's gone off the chart, as part of the active market, rental prices have also skyrocketed.
Mary Donohue

Forget Millennials And Boomers. Gen X Will Save The Workplace

Mary Donohue | April 28, 2017 | Canada Business
Today, all the chatter in leadership development is about millennials and retiring boomers. Let's be honest: for most organizations, no millennial is going to be tapped for a top job, yet many of these organizations are spending money on understanding their millennials and helping boomers feel good as they retire.
David Martin

Canadian Companies Should Bring Their Call Centers Back Home

David Martin | April 28, 2017 | Canada Business
For years, North American companies have been sending jobs offshore in order to take advantage of lower labor costs and to maximize the corporate bottom line. One of the top areas experiencing job exportation is call centers, those once ubiquitous cubicle farms that purport to provide customer service for any number of businesses.
Brian Scudamore

How To Pitch Yourself And Land The Job Of Your Dreams

Brian Scudamore | April 27, 2017 | Canada Business
In a buyer's market, job seekers have to be the world's best salespeople. You have to spark an interest, craft your pitch, and prove the worth of your top product: you. If you can't sell yourself as the best and brightest for the job, you'll never close the deal. Not a natural sales person? That's OK.
Steven Shehori

Watch Your Company Flourish With The Lean Startup Method

Steven Shehori | April 27, 2017 | Canada Business
Here's a sad reality: most products and services developed by large corporations never make it to market. There are simply too many internal hurdles to jump through. Which means when it comes to successfully bridging innovation and commerce, larger-sized corporations can learn a lot from startups. And they can do so without battling bureaucracy or running afoul of shareholders.
Ian Lifshitz

Earth Day Is The Reminder We Need

Ian Lifshitz | April 27, 2017 | Canada Business
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil, the world's largest tropical forest. And after a period of success for environmentalists it appears deforestation rates are increasing again. Last year, the Amazon region saw a 29 per cent increase in deforestation -- the highest level since 2008.
Peter Harris

This Word Hurts Your Credibility Most In A Job Interview

Peter Harris | April 27, 2017 | Canada Business
When you're interviewing for a job, you need to detail your past work experience, particularly your accomplishments. What did you achieve in the role? How was the company more successful because of your contributions? The trouble is, many of those accomplishments will be as the results of team efforts.
Brian Gervais

5 Ways To Use Your Tax Refund That Are Actually Really Sensible

Brian Gervais | April 27, 2017 | Canada Business
As the end of April approaches, many of you have filed your taxes and experienced that moment of truth waiting for the system to calculate whether or not you'd get a refund. According to a recent TD survey, more than half of Canadians are expecting to receive a tax refund this year.
H&R Block Canada

Two Out Of Five Canadians Have Not Filed Taxes Yet

H&R Block Canada | April 26, 2017 | Canada Business
For most Canadians, filing their 2016 income taxes are now a thing of the past -- way to go, guys! Surprisingly, with only a few more days to go until the May 1st tax return deadline, many still haven't prioritized tax preparation this year. What are they waiting for? What are you waiting for?
Ron Alphonso

Why More Canadians Are Turning To Private Lender Mortgages

Ron Alphonso | April 26, 2017 | Canada Business
The hardest shock to the national real estate market would be an increase in mortgage rates. Canada's low mortgage rates cannot continue forever, and an increase in rates would make many homeowners unable to afford their mortgage payments. The goal for policymakers should be to deflate the real estate bubble before it bursts.
Jerry Dias

B.C. NDP's Pledge To Raise Minimum Wage Sets Example For Nation

Jerry Dias | April 26, 2017 | Canada Politics
In British Columbia, where the race for the May 9 provincial election is heating up, the NDP has called for a $15 minimum wage in the province by 2021. This is a good move, and one that progressive people across Canada should get behind.
Charles Lammam

Alberta Labour Law Review Should Focus On Flexibility

Charles Lammam | April 26, 2017 | Canada Alberta
Technological changes - such as the mass adoption of the Internet - are reshaping the way we think about work and creating new kinds of opportunities for many. But for Albertans to fully seize these opportunities, the provincial government should ensure that its labour laws facilitate flexibility in the labour market.

Fair, Foul Or Fail? Making Sense Of Ontario's New Housing Plan

YPNextHome | April 25, 2017 | Canada Business
Is Ontario's new Fair Housing Plan, comprising 16 measures designed to stabilize the real estate market while protecting homeowners' investments, actually fair? Or foul? Or is it a fail, even? Well, that depends on what part of the housing market you're in.
Jay Rosenzweig

In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence The Liberal Arts Grad Is King

Jay Rosenzweig | April 26, 2017 | Canada Business
In an increasingly automated world, it is the qualities that make us most human that will be valued highest in the workplace of the future. And the liberal arts - also known as humanities - may well offer the clearest path to success.
Douglas Hoyes

Will Basic Income Increase Or Decrease Bankruptcies?

Douglas Hoyes | April 25, 2017 | Canada Business
The Ontario government just announced a pilot project to test a basic income for low-income earners in Hamilton, Brantford, Lindsay and Thunder Bay. Will the program be successful? I have no idea. The answer will, in large part, depend on what will be measured.
Barry Kiefl

CBC Bet $80 Million On The Olympics And Lost

Barry Kiefl | April 25, 2017 | Canada Business
When Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.
Sheryl Boswell

AI In The Workplace: Preparing For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Sheryl Boswell | April 20, 2017 | Canada Business
Thirty years ago, robots might have seemed limited to science fiction novels, but even today there are many industries that have seen the shift towards automation take hold. AI is already impacting our workforce -- and the changes are likely just getting started.
Samuel Getachew

Trade Is Moving Ethiopia Forward

Samuel Getachew | April 20, 2017 | Canada Business
Ethiopia, once a place for the world's pity, is now transforming itself to an investment hub. That is a good thing. There are many foreign investors venturing in to the country looking for investment opportunities, complementing the diaspora and the locals that are taking advantage of a better investment environment in the country.
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