Should You Allow Pets in the Workplace?

Studies have proven pets at work can have surprising positive impacts on the mental health and productivity of staff. And, the good news is, pets in the workplace are an increasingly common sight across British Columbia. South of the border, companies such as Amazon are pioneering the trend, with […]

4 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Staff

Looking for creative ways to inspire your staff? We’ve got some tips in our latest article. The great Vince Lombardi was a big believer in the power of teamwork. Throughout a glittering career, Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers combined for eight championships while redefining the sport of football for […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Through Recognition & Appreciation

As business owners, we are always looking for ways to strengthen our businesses so that we can be more resilient and successful. We often turn to traditional marketing and advertising to achieve this, but have you ever considered strengthening your business through recognition and appreciation? Many businesses overlook the power […]

6 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff

The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress […]

How to Create an Age-Friendly Business

By 2021, Canada’s senior population is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and under for the first time ever. In British Columbia, over 650,000 residents are aged 65 and over. This vibrant and active group not only has a lot of purchasing power, they’ve also got […]

Staying Productive in an Open Office

Open offices, the hotbed for procrastination and the design of doom for the eternally distracted. Dating back to the 1950s, the original aim of the open office was to instill a sense of cross learning and collaboration with open space, large plants, and traditional furniture. Somehow, offices across the globe […]

How a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce is Good for Business

The first question people ask in social situations is, “what is your name?” The next question is, “what do you do?” Too many British Columbians with disabilities do not have a good answer to the second question. A network of business leaders in B.C. are focused on closing the gap […]

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Business

There comes a point in every successful small business when it’s time to expand. There are only so many hours in the day. And, as an entrepreneur, you can’t be expected to do everything on your own. Hiring staff is often the first challenge a business owner faces that they […]

5 Tips to Increase Staff Effectiveness

Every business owner wants their staff to perform like a well-oiled machine. But realistically, this isn’t possible 100 per cent of the time. It’s only natural for performance to dip from time to time. After all, staff aren’t robots, and everyone has peaks and troughs in their work lives. As […]