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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Can You Teach Business Savvy?

By David Creelman The universal complaint about HR is that it is not sufficiently business savvy. Is this something we can fix through training and development or are we stuck? If we teach people to read financial statements will that...

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Navigating the Coming Sea Change: Searching for Economic Growth Amid Population Aging

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St. Laurent For the first time in Canadian history, the number of seniors (aged 65 years and over) now exceeds the number of people aged 15 to 24. Fifty years ago, for each person approaching...

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A Tale of Two Economies: Leveraging Regional Immigration to Enhance Growth

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St-Laurent Two factors will largely determine the future trajectory of economic growth in  British Columbia:  productivity performance, and the extent to which the labour force expands over time. The hurdles to achieving long-term economic growth...

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Building the HR Business Case: Communicating the ROI of Coaching Culture

By Donna Howes, CPHR Over the past decade or more, there’s been a world-wide revolution as organizations large and small have taken a stand for coaching as a vital HR strategy and business driver. Coaching Business Improvements The acknowledged clout of a...

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Welcome to the “Gig Economy”

By Jock Finlayson The rise of the “gig” or “sharing” economy is one of the most consequential trends shaping the contemporary labour market. “Gig” jobs are an example of what economists describe as “contingent” work.  Such work can be contrasted...

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Coming (and Going) Careers in the Second Machine Age?

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St. Laurent The world of work is being transformed as we enter a new phase of the “age of the machine.”  With disruptive technologies pushing the frontiers of automation, some of the comparative advantages humans...

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