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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Five Tips for a More Effective Compensation Review Process

By Vincent Chow and Peter Saulnier, CPHR It’s that time of year again, and it’s one that many HR practitioners dread—time to start thinking about conducting a compensation review for their organization. Occasionally organizations simply run out of time to...

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1986 Called…It Wants its Benefits Plan Back

By Kevin Hawryluk Most of us don’t need a hot tub time machine to recall the mid-80s: strolling down the street in acid-washed jeans, listening to Bon Jovi or the Footloose soundtrack on your Sony Walkman—while on your way to...

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What Global Factor Poses the Greatest Challenge for HR?

Melissa Anderson HR leader, Abebooks, an Amazon Company Melissa Anderson, MBA, CHRP, is a strategic HR business partner and talent management leader who recently joined AbeBooks. Prior to joining AbeBooks, Melissa spent 12 years with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in...

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Economic Diversity Drives B.C. Resilience

By Jock Finlayson Amid a weak global economy and an extended downturn in many commodity markets, the B.C. economy has held up surprisingly well. Two decades ago, a worldwide mining/energy slump would have delivered a punishing blow to the province....

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