Business Voice

Latest Issue: November 2018

Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

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Positive business environment

Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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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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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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Trends

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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Trends

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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Trends

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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Trends

Apparent in foresight

February 1, 2018

Halifax is the next Singapore. Two years ago, as I was walking out of a boardroom having successfully concluded a presentation and my CEO commented, “Good job Jena, so what’s next?”

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