Business Voice

Latest Issue: May / June 2024

Cover story

Extending the table

May 1, 2024

Ann Divine joins the Halifax Chamber’s Board of Directors as Chair for 2024-2025

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Spotlight

Working toward a more accessible Nova Scotia by 2030

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Member Profile

On a musical note

May 1, 2024

How the Maritime Conservatory forever changed the music of Halifax

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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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Member Profile

Expanding efforts

June 1, 2018

Necessity is certainly the mother of invention for Roxanne Tate. In 2011, she was expecting her third child and her husband, Murray Tate, was on the verge of relocating the family to advance his career.

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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity Program helped BlueLight Analytics hire recent graduate Jeehan Javed. Since then, she has been creating more opportunities for herself, and her employer, than she ever imagined.

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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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Positive business environment

Making History

May 1, 2018

Cynthia Dorrington has a goal: to build a more diverse and inclusive business community — and a Chamber that reflects that community. She believes we must speak our goals out loud to create accountability to ourselves and others.

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From the President

Historically, the May issue of Business Voice is when we proudly introduce our new Chair of the Board.

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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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Guest Post

Acadian Seaplants continues to grow is through developing its workforce, and accessing Government of Nova Scotia funding programs and solutions to help build strength at home to compete globally.

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Member Profile

When someone is embarrassed about the state of their finances, they’re less likely to ask a professional for help. But Wendy Brookhouse says that’s exactly when they need expert advice the most.

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Working for you

If I took one message away from the Chamber’s Wonder Women Workshop on March 2, it’s this: Stop apologizing for being awesome.

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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

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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Member Profile

Attracting and retaining top employees has always been an essential element of business success. That task is made even more varied and complex with the arrival of millennials in the workforce.

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Skilled workforce

Last year, a popular Chrome extension automatically replaced “millennials” in headlines with “snake people.”

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Member Profile

Martina Kelades is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and the importance of self-care, but she’s the first to admit she hadn’t been following her own advice.

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Working for you

Nova Scotia’s regional centre, Halifax Regional Municipality, holds only 0.6 per cent of the land, but a little more than 24 per cent of the province’s population, with 40 per cent estimated economic growth in the area.

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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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