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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Opportunity Indicator Ranking Targets 2024 Occupations

By Jock Finlayson In the last issue of PeopleTalk, I provided an overview of the B.C. government’s 2024 Labour Market Outlook. The report presents an assessment of labour market trends, some regional supply and demand projections, and an analysis of...

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Workforce Planning for a Leadership Culture: Leadership Talent Drives Business Success

By Peter Saulnier Numerous surveys of CEOs show that they believe the quality of their leadership talent is a key factor to determining their fate.  As such, HR and other business leaders are asking, “What can my organization do to...

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The Challenge of Predicting the Future: Supply, Demand and the B.C. Labour Outlook

By Jock Finlayson The B.C. government recently published new projections for labour demand and supply encompassing the next ten years.  Overall, the new labour market outlook is an improvement over earlier efforts.  It is based on more rigorous modelling and...

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Investing In People Key to Growth: Canada Lags in Non-formal Learning

By Christian Codrington, CHRP The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development broadly defines non-formal education as an “organized and sustained educational activity” that can “take place both within and outside educational institutions and caters to individuals of all ages.” It...

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Labour Demand and Supply in Canada: The Big Picture?

By Jock Finlayson Concerns over skilled and more general labour shortages continue to be voiced by employer organizations across the country. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Conference Board have all pointed to...

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Handle With Care: The Impact of Workplace Investigations

By Kellie Auld, CHRP Even if you are not a listener of CBC Radio One, you have likely heard the name Jian Ghomeshi and are aware of his connection to what has become a well-publicized sexual harassment case. As host...

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