The Art of Welcoming a New Employee

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You have finally found your one-in-a-million employee! After all your efforts throughout the recruiting and selection process, you want this new employee to succeed in their job and hopefully, stay in your team for years, right? It is here that your reception and integration process plays a crucial role. However, most employers don’t see proper [...]

Four Reasons Why Recognition Isn’t so Common

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Last night I was in a Dale Carnegie training session where participants had to provide a report on how they’d used one of the Leadership principles over the past week.  One participant took a different approach to this assignment and provided a report on how someone used the Leadership Principle on him and on how [...]

One for All and All for One!

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This old adage, the motto of the Three Musketeers, perfectly embodies the philosophy of relay racing though, of course, living up to it is not always as easy as it sounds. Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert, Donovan Bailey and myself, Bruny Surin, were four teammates but also four individual athletes with enormous ambition and unlimited aspirations. [...]

From Mad Men to Micro-Targeting: Advertising in the 21st Century

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By Daniel McDonald The world of advertising has changed drastically in recent years. Gone are the Mad Men days of the 1960s, when advertising companies only had to measure how many copies of each ad were printed, and how many people were likely to see it. With the widespread use of social media for sales [...]

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: The Backbone of Canada’s Economy

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By Danielle Klassen What do Canadians value more than the country’s public schools, legal systems, banks and even health care systems? The answer may surprise you: small businesses win favour over all of these institutions because of their contributions to the nation’s economy. Small businesses ranked second most valuable to Canadians, closely behind the farming [...]

Good Chemistry: SMEs Offer Science Grads a Strong Mix of Job Benefits

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By Laura Jakobschuk Variety is the spice of life, and science students looking for an interesting career path may find more excitement in small businesses. In many fields, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) offer more opportunities than larger companies for graduates entering the workforce. The work is usually more diverse and less repetitive, which provides [...]