Business Voice

Latest Issue: April 2019

Cover story

A Quiet Crisis

April 2, 2019

Students are critical in driving business change and innovation.

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Special Feature

Social enterprises build economies, communities and opportunities

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Member Profile

Authorized transportation makes processes more efficient

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Trends

Today’s employees seeking flexibility, wellness, purposeful work.

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Trends

What’s in it for me?

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Trends

Simple steps for providing a safe, inclusive space for your customers.

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Trends

How ballet and business can improve the labour shortage.

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Hire international talent Fill your company's labour gaps

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Trends

Is it a win-win for you and your community?

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Trends

Dalhousie Capstone group helps local start-up cidery develop a sustainable business plan

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Trends

What it takes to be a salesperson in today’s world

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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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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

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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