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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Planning Ahead for Future Shortfalls?

By Jock Finlayson Most people are aware that the population in Canada and other western countries is aging, that longevity is increasing, and that the front-end of the large Baby Boomer generation has started to retire.  Fertility rates have also...

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What is the thorniest political issue facing HR professionals?

Jennifer Thatcher, CHRP director of human resources inSite, Kelowna Jennifer Thatcher, CHRP joined inSite in 2012 after 10 years in the manufacturing sector (alcohol/beverage).  With 14 years in HR, she has held generalist roles with some concentration in labour relations...

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