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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Integrated Reporting and Human Capital: Next Steps for the Private and Public Sectors in BC

By David Creelman Many managers have not even heard the term “integrated reporting” so they might be surprised that Mark Carney, now Governor of the Bank of England, is earnestly urging its adoption. Integrated reporting is a big, sprawling topic,...

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Contribute to Global Study on Talent Management

In partnership with the World Federation for People Management Associations (WFPMA), we invite you, our members, to be part of the largest global study on talent management focusing on smaller organizations (compared to larger ones)—the cornerstone and source of...

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Will Future Labour Shortages Imperil the BC Economy?

By Jock Finlayson The critical role of human capital in today’s economy, the fact that many employers continue to report difficulties finding qualified personnel, and demographic forecasts pointing to a steadily aging population and slower labour force growth all raise...

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3 Things About HR that Every Financial Executive Needs to Know

Special Promotional Feature By Susan Gartner At most larger companies, it’s a safe assumption that corporate leadership tends to understand the basic tenets of human capital management – how to recruit top talent, how to keep people engaged and motivated and how to...

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A Different Angle on Making HR Strategic

By David Creelman Under what circumstances should you get rid of a group of your best talent? You might think the answer is “Only in dire circumstances!” but there are other possibilities. One situation is when a successful small firm...

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Age Related Barriers Toughest on Youth: Impact Widespread

By Jock Finlayson As Canada and other industrialized countries struggle to return to a sustainable economic growth trajectory following the steep downturn of 2008-09, the difficulties being felt in the job market are proving particularly painful for young adults. Youth Unemployment,...

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Implications of Canada’s Aging Population for the Workforce

By Lauren Bride The Department of Finance of Canada recently released a report on the implications of the nation's aging population and its effect on Canada's economy, as well as the overall climate for employment. While the report is prefaced by...

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