4 Ways to Make Employee Training Painless

Training is a challenge for many small businesses. The cost. The time employees spend away from doing their job. But keeping your team’s training up-to-date is not only crucial for career development and employee retention, it helps your business stay on top of industry trends and best practices. So, how […]

Investing in Training? What’s Your ROI?

You’ve found that money. You’ve boosted your employees’ morale. But how has the training your employees participated in affected your bottom line? The Human Capital Institute estimates that it can take more than six months for a new employee to make enough of a contribution to your business to […]

Can’t Afford Pay Rises? Consider Training as a Reward

Trying to compete with annual pay increases just isn’t viable when you’re growing your operations. But fear not. A 2015 Glassdoor survey found that four in five (79 per cent) employees would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase. Specifically 19 per cent said that they would prefer on-the-job training and professional development.

How to Select Leaders for Your Business

Leadership and management. Understanding the differences between the two terms is your first step for choosing the right people for the roles.

5 Overlooked Little Things That Impact Your Small Business

Some of the biggest challenges for small businesses are often ones neither owners nor employees see coming. In a lot of cases, it’s the little details that can drive a business’ success. Small issues may either slip by unnoticed or get overlooked, but these things can greatly impact your small […]

How to Lead the Millennial Generation in the Workplace

I find it fascinating that I have spoken to business leaders around the world about many hot topics, but the single constant I’m always asked about is how to lead the millennial generation. Never have we had a single generation of employees that cause leaders to be so perplexed as […]

Diversity Builds You a Better Small Business

We’re constantly hearing about importance of diversity in the news and big business. But as a small business owner or entrepreneur, you may think that your operation is too small to incorporate diversity practices. However, incorporating awareness and respect for all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation and ethnic background […]

What Do I Need to Know About Human Rights Discrimination?

While most B.C. employers are aware that they have a legal duty to provide a discrimination-free work environment for their employees, many employers may not have a full appreciation of what that means in practice. Navigating competing rights and obligations can be complicated. Even the best intentioned employer can find […]

How to Make Your Small Business Run Without You

Go and take a vacation. Enjoy a week off from work. Don’t worry about your business, it can run without you. The only reason this is not happening yet is you feel too necessary. Don’t you want to go on a vacation, at ease that your business is running fine, […]