Business Voice

Latest Issue: October 2019

Cover story

The Disruptors: Changing the way things are done in Atlantic Canada

October 1, 2019

What exactly is a disruptor? In business, it’s a person, event or innovation that changes the way we think about or do something — for the better.

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Skilled workforce

The right size

October 1, 2019

Graduate to Opportunity opens doors for recent graduates.

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Member Profile

Keeping people connected

October 1, 2019

Rogers Communications has deep roots in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada

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From the President

Opportunities abound

June 1, 2018

I t’s a wonderful time to be in Halifax. Maybe I’m just saying that because, as I write this, summer seems to finally have made an appearance. But I swear, it goes deeper than that.

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Skilled workforce

After spending years and millions of dollars building a new Halifax Convention Centre to attract people to the city, the success of the enterprise will depend on convincing delegates to leave the building.

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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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Positive business environment

Jeehan Javed was born in Pakistan and raised in Dubai, but she knows all about the perception that it’s difficult for recent university graduates to start their careers in Atlantic Canada.

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Working for you

For employers, hiring a co-op student can be incredibly exciting. Opening up your doors for a student to gain real life experience, while still in school, is something that can change a student’s perspective on education.

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Member Profile

The rise of real-time

June 1, 2018

Sometimes an idea seems so obvious that you wonder why no one has thought of it before — and just as quickly realize that, if it’s really as good as you think, you’d better jump on it ASAP, before the field gets too crowded.

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Member Profile

You can feel Halifax’s vibrancy and continuous growth all around us. Our residents, businesses and organizations are driven to succeed and evidence of their ambition, investment and hard work can be seen throughout Halifax.

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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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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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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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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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Skilled workforce

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

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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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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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