Business Voice

Latest Issue: February 2019

Cover story

Now or never, 5 years later

February 1, 2019

Province making progress on 10 of 19 Ivany goals

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Skilled workforce

Work-integrated learning benefits everyone involved, but it takes effort

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Member Profile

A billion-dollar impact

February 1, 2019

The Black Business Initiative plays a significant role in the province’s economy

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Trends

Still room to improve

February 1, 2019

On the value and power of engaging with women of colour in business

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Trends

Ransomware attacks

July 1, 2018

Are local businesses safe from cyberattacks? With the ability to leak, encrypt and lock all business assets from employees, ransomware attacks are becoming a serious problem for businesses. Canadian businesses get up to 1,600 ransomware attacks per day.

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Trends

Why do small businesses need cyber security? Cyberattacks on businesses are becoming more frequent news items. Only about a quarter of small business owners have had an outside party test their computer systems to ensure they are hacker-proof.

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Trends

Blockchain demystified

July 1, 2018

New technology could revolutionize commerce. It seemed to be all about online monetary transactions and in the very early stages of adoption. But it’s here — and likely in your industry. You should start paying attention to blockchain technology.

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Trends

A mindset of curiosity

July 1, 2018

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a constructive conflict workshop to a group of local leaders.

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Trends

You all know of financial planners, career planners, project planners, wedding planners, even funeral planners. But have you ever heard of a health planner?

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Trends

Hiring for fit

June 1, 2018

For years, organizations have been advised to pay close attention to cultural fit in their hiring practices. Screening for fit has often been touted as the solution to hiring misfires, poor retention and negative morale.

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Trends

Assets vs. expenses

June 1, 2018

I have heard many employers say over the years that payroll is the largest operational expense for their company. It stands to reason that when times are tough, companies think that the best way to cut their expenses is to cut staff.

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Trends

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has introduced new online resources to help employers address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Enhancing diversity

May 1, 2018

Cultivating a diverse workforce is important and this notion is supported by economic trends and research.

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Cultivating happiness

May 1, 2018

Remarkable, but is it even possible? Show gratitude for doing their job? Well, if it is useful in life, chances are it will be beneficial at the workplace.

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Trends

Crunching the numbers

April 1, 2018

There is absolutely no point in shipping goods if you don’t have a clear understanding of the data this activity generates. This article will explain why this is so in the world of logistics, and what we do about it.

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Trends

Most everyone has those unfinished projects. They exist everywhere from fixing the little things around the house to very important projects at the office.

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Fortifying resilience

April 1, 2018

Every April I’m awestruck by those tough little daffodils appearing amid snow and slush. Seemingly fragile they break through the harsh, cold winter earth and emerge with yellow smiles and spirited vibrancy.

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Trends

A mobile workforce

March 1, 2018

The topic of Atlantic Canada’s labour market is often surrounded by commentary about aging boomers and fleeing millennials, both contributing to an imminent talent supply shortage.

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Trends

Doing what you do best

March 1, 2018

It’s all about finding your SPACE. Things are moving at a fast-pace — the world is changing, business is changing, technology is rapidly changing.

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Optimistic Future

February 1, 2018

Creating opportunities for young people, businesses and success. The New Year has started with a tremendous accomplishment — the Halifax Convention Centre has opened its doors.

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Trends

Emboldened by growth

February 1, 2018

Women accelerating business growth. This year, I’m celebrating 15 years at the Centre for Women in Business.

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