The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

How important would you say technical skills are to a team? No matter what, the most important factor of success in your team is communication. Which is mad, because the success of a company depends on communication. Whether it is on a major project that will take 10 months or a quick team meeting reviewing … Continued

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Merriam-Webster defines “manager” as “a person who directs a team or athlete.” If a new manager were to only use this as their guide when managing people, they would probably do ok.   They may achieve some success by being put into an easy situation (hard-working team, effective boss, etc.). They may simply create a bunch … Continued

How to attract and hire seasonal employees

How to attract and hire seasonal employees

What do retailers, theme parks, shipping companies, and caterers all have in common? They all tend to hire seasonal workers to help with an increase in demand. From amusement parks to mobile ice cream parlours, plenty of businesses experience an uptick in sales during a particular time of the year. Some businesses even restrict their … Continued

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

For the majority of businesses around the world, the outbreak of COVID-19 will have a financial and social impact we can’t yet measure. But with advice from experts warning that it’s the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions who are most vulnerable to the virus, COVID-19 is having a very different impact on healthcare centres … Continued

A hospitality business guide to surviving COVID-19

A hospitality business guide to surviving COVID-19

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  For hospitality businesses around the world, now is a pretty scary and uncertain time. The challenges of the next few weeks and months are among some of the biggest many will face in their careers, and … Continued

Coping with COVID-19: the essential tools your retail business needs right now

Coping with COVID-19: the essential tools your retail business needs right now

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  Obviously COVID-19 is affecting every business, every worker and every person in the world. And while safeguarding yourself and your people should be priority number one, smart businesses are already looking for opportunities to better prepare … Continued

Getting back control under COVID-19: help for leisure businesses

Getting back control under COVID-19: help for leisure businesses

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  For leisure and entertainment businesses around the world, this is a pretty scary and uncertain time. The challenges of the next few weeks and months are among some of the biggest many will face in their … Continued

Recruitment KPIs 101: How to Keep Your Hiring Efforts on Track

Recruitment KPIs 101: How to Keep Your Hiring Efforts on Track

Measuring the success of your recruitment efforts is no easy task. In the digital age, there are a wealth of recruiting KPIs you could be tracking and plenty of data to draw on. However, sometimes, more isn’t better, it’s just overwhelming! That’s why we’ve put together the top recruitment metrics you should be tracking in … Continued

Canadian Government business support during COVID-19

Canadian Government business support during COVID-19

Across North America and the rest of the world right now, the way each of us live, interact and do business has changed. Writing this working from my home for the fourth week now, it seems that nothing is as it was at the start of March. In Canada and the US, we’ve seen the … Continued

The way you treat employees will make or break your business’ success

The way you treat employees will make or break your business’ success

“Clients do not come first, employees come first. If you take care of the employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and a global business magnate, is known for a lot of things.  Among them: his successful approach to employer branding. What Branson understands … Continued