Guelph, Waterloo named among top small cities in Canada

in Jul 07, 2022

Guelph and Waterloo have been named as two of Canada’s top small cities. The Resonance Consultancy released its first ever ranking of the country’s Top 25 performing cities with populations of under 200,000 residents on Thursday. The rankings are based on several factors including employment, the amount of visitors to each city, the number of[…]

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Lethbridge a ‘really affordable’ community: living wage report – Lethbridge

in Nov 03, 2021

Making a living wage in some Alberta communities is easer than in others, according to a new report. On Monday, the Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN) launched its first-ever report highlighting 12 communities across the province. “Living wage for communities is essentially the dollar value that somebody needs to be paid in order to[…]

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Iceland’s 4-day workweek deemed an ‘overwhelming success’ after trial – National

in Jul 06, 2021

Less is more in Iceland, where a shortened workweek led to better outcomes for workers and employers alike, according to new study results. The trial involved trimming people’s work hours without trimming their pay, in order to see how it would affect their health, happiness and productivity. Iceland rolled out the trial to 2,500[…]

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A workplace resignation boom may be looming. Here’s why

in May 16, 2021

After burning the candle at both ends before the COVID-19 pandemic and for months during the lockdown and restrictions, Karen Gladden Barre decided that enough was enough. The North Vancouver mother of three stepped back from her job running operations and marketing at her husband’s technology company to spend more time with family and[…]

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What does reopening mean for small businesses? Financial expert breaks it down – National

What does reopening mean for small businesses? Financial expert breaks it down – National

in Feb 10, 2021

On Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced his plans to gradually reopen, as the province is no longer in a state of emergency.  This news comes as a relief to small-business owners who can begin to reopen their doors to customers.  The stay-at-home order will remain in effect in Toronto, York Region and Peel[…]

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4 mistakes people make on their resumé and how to avoid them – National

in Sep 16, 2019

The first step to getting your dream job is crafting a killer resumé — one that’s clear, concise and demonstrates why you’re the best candidate. But in an increasingly competitive job market, it’s tougher than ever to create a resumé that will make you stand out among hundreds of other applicants. Career experts Maureen McCann[…]

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‘Any longer and I would’ve been burnt out’: Former aide to the Queen shares difficulties of job – National

‘Any longer and I would’ve been burnt out’: Former aide to the Queen shares difficulties of job – National

in Mar 12, 2019

[ad_1] Since joining the Royal Family last May, Meghan Markle and her staff have been the subject of much scrutiny. In November, Markle’s personal assistant Melissa Touabti was rumoured to have left her post just six months after joining the team. In December, Markle and Prince Harry reportedly accepted the resignation of their shared private[…]

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What should you do if you’re offered a promotion without a raise? – National

in Feb 07, 2019

A job promotion can mean more responsibility, longer hours and contributing more to your company’s bottom line. For these reasons, it’s often paired with a salary increase — but what if more money isn’t part of the offer? According to a recent study conducted by staffing firm OfficeTeam, 47 per cent of Canadian human resource[…]

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‘We promote the best person for the job and, quite often, that’s a woman’: A surge in Shuswap female firefighters – Okanagan

‘We promote the best person for the job and, quite often, that’s a woman’: A surge in Shuswap female firefighters – Okanagan

in Feb 06, 2019

[ad_1] According to several online statistics, less than five per cent of firefighters in Canada are women. However, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District says it is working hard to ensure that gender doesn’t define a great firefighter. Case in point: Kara Slous, an on-call firefighter at the Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Department. “I was a South Shuswap[…]

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Durham business owners tell you ‘How to Quit Your Job’ in new online series – Durham

Durham business owners tell you ‘How to Quit Your Job’ in new online series – Durham

in Feb 05, 2019

[ad_1] Donna Benson has groomed dogs for decades, but working for other people just hadn’t cut it for her. “I’ve groomed around Durham Region in many salons, but I think … it came to a point where I thought, ‘OK, I have different ideas and ways that I’d like to run my salon.’” Nine years[…]

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