The Link Between Employee Attraction and Retention

I was recently the keynote speaker at the Fenestration Association of BC 2015 Western Conference. There, many small engineering firms and manufacturing companies met to discuss the issues facing the window, door and glazing industry. After speaking with several attendees, I noticed that they face the same issues as do […]

Hiring Co-op Students – Why It’s Good for Business

It’s a formula that works: employers looking for innovative short-term support find success by hiring students through BC co-operative education programs—and both parties reap the benefits. What is Co-operative Education? Co-operative education, or co-op, is an innovative learning strategy where students alternate study terms with terms working for employers in […]

HR’s Competitive Advantage: A Big Difference for Small Business

Employees with the right talent and attitude are the lifeblood of every successful company. With a global shortage of talent, it is time to make recruiting, retaining and developing good people a priority. “HR” is human resources. Simply put, it’s about your people. Without them—your team or your employees—you likely […]

HR's Competitive Advantage: A Big Difference for Small Business

Employees with the right talent and attitude are the lifeblood of every successful company. With a global shortage of talent, it is time to make recruiting, retaining and developing good people a priority. “HR” is human resources. Simply put, it’s about your people. Without them—your team or your employees—you likely […]

Hiring the Best: 6 Simple Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The job market has become increasingly competitive. Employees are entering the workforce with higher expectations and are much quicker to transition, not only in jobs within their industry, but careers all together. This can be both scary and overwhelming as an employer, especially when you’re trying to hire for your […]

How to Create an Internship Program for Your Small Business

Interns can be an invaluable resource to any business, no matter how small they are. The key is to find qualified interns, which like any recruitment process can be a steep learning curve. The Benefits of Internship Programs There are many benefits to starting an internship program, including: 1. Cost […]

How to Retain Skilled Seasonal Workers

Looking for skilled and enthusiastic workers each spring or fall can be a difficult and time consuming task. Scanning through the endless pile of applications from students searching for any job that will pay next year’s tuition isn’t the most-inspiring endeavour, however, making sure you have a team of staff […]

Celebrating National Co-op Week—An Employer Perspective

Co-operative education has been putting education to work in Canada for well over 50 years. March 16, 2015 marks the start of Co-operative Education Week, a week dedicated to celebrating co-op successes and student achievements across the country. What is Co-op and How Can It Benefit Your Business? Co-operative education […]

7 Ways to Cultivate Company Culture

Your company culture defines the way in which your business interacts with one another and how the team interacts with the outside world, specifically your customers. A report by Deloitte revealed that 94 per cent of executives and 88 per cent of employees believed a distinct workplace culture is important to their business’ success