“Proving the Value of HR” – A Must Read For HR Professionals to Sell the Value of HR

While talk of the employee experience has become a common refrain, the reality is that HR professionals are most often required to provide a persuasive business case wherever and whenever resources are required. So, while people are any businesses’ greatest...

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Automation and the Labour Market: Study Targets Potential Impact AI Will Have On B.C.

Will robots soon be coming for your job? Judging by headlines touting driverless cars, machine learning, ever more powerful computers, and the rapidly growing digital economy, one is tempted to answer YES! No one can doubt the sweeping effects of new...

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Why the Gender Gap Matters to Business

In both B.C. and Canada, the proportion of women aged 15 and over who are in the labour force remains nine percentage points below that of men—and that gap has been more or less constant since the mid-1990s. Minding a...

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The Incalculable ROI of HR

It sounds simple enough in theory, and sometimes it is in practice, too. If you own a factory that makes a wildly popular widget, you might decide to add another machine to increase production. If you compare the additional money...

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Linking HR to Business Outcomes

One might take any work within HR and frame it in one of two ways. You could think about the task at hand, such as “delivering training to customer service reps” or about the desired business outcome, such as...

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Jobs in Demand: B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook to 2027

If you’re on the lookout for the hottest job trends, WorkBC—an agency of the provincial government—recently released an updated Labour Market Outlook through to 2027. Over the next decade, the government anticipates 917,000 job openings. Roughly 70 per cent will...

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Scaling Up Aboriginal Talent in the Workforce

By Jock Finlayson and Kristin St-Laurent The 2016 Canadian Census revealed three major population trends in Canada: we are having fewer babies, progressively more boomers are transitioning into retirement, and most people are living longer.  Taken together, these trends point...

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Education as the Great Divide

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St-Laurent Where do workers envision themselves five years from now? Who has the skills to succeed in the fast-changing job market? The answer—and the level of optimism—may very well depend on the amount and type...

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