#Talent

Canada Urgently Needs An Inclusive Talent Strategy For Innovation

Nobina Robinson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

Until we open up our minds about what "talent" and "best and brightest" should really mean in the context of the labour market, we are leaving many skilled people out of the innovation agenda. Right now we have an exclusive mindset when it comes to talent, linking it too much to spending a long time in higher education.

Tips For Attracting Intrapreneurs To Your Organization

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

More and more executives are required to work with greater independence and/or direct satellite teams. To fulfill these roles, companies increasingly seek intrapreneurs, or entrepreneurs who will perform within a large organization as they would within an independent company in order to establish an entity.

Take Your Business To The Next Level By Motivating Millennials

Caitie Drewery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

Whether you like it or not, millennials are the largest generation in the Canadian workforce. Simply put, we are the future of your business. So why not skip the nasty nicknames and let's figure out how we can all work together to help your company continue on -- and maybe even grow -- after you've retired.

Why Performance Pay Beats Unions

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

We tend to take it for granted that the presence of a union will lead employers to pay higher wages. In fact, this is not necessarily the case. When does unionizing lead to lower average wages? When it drives away the most productive--and highly-paid--workers.

Four Ways to Look (and Sound) Good on Camera

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.

Sink or Swim: How to Hire From a Deep Pool of Candidates

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Any way you cut it, the process of hiring employees that are the best fit for your company can be arduous and stressful. And with so many people looking for employment, we can expect that identifying the right candidate for the job will only get more difficult. Here are a few strategies we've been using.

And the Leverage Goes to the Talented

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

Recently I had the opportunity to hear Dan Pink speak at an event. Something he said has been banging around in my mind for days trying to escape to m...

Canada's Most Creative Cities

Richard Florida | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

In this exclusive excerpt for HuffPost from Richard Florida's new book, the author reveals that scientists and engineers, architects and designers, artists and entertainers and the growing ranks of professional knowledge workers -- what he labels as The Creative Class" -- now number more than five million in Canada, or roughly 30 per cent of the workforce. So where do they live?

Your Start-Up Life: When Is it Time to Fire Someone?

Rana Florida | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Business
Rana Florida

I have two key employees who have been with me for three years, both performing at a C+. I'd love to replace them, but they are both crucial positions and I just don't have the time to search for and train replacements. Should I fire them and suffer trying to find someone better or do I keep jogging along at a C average?

Fact or Fiction: Can Kids Be Anything They Want to Be?

Annabelle Fell | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada
Annabelle Fell

Kids often hear the phrases, "You can do anything you want to do or be anything you want to be." But it's just not true. In fact, this is exactly the kind of thinking that further entrenches them in unrealistic dreams that take them away from one of the important tasks of growing up.