How to keep your employees

To your surprise one of your top producers handed in their two week notice….. Here are just a few reasons why employees leave ➼Lack of respect or trust and respectOne reason why good employees quit is that they don’t feel like they’re respected or trusted at work. ➼Low payPaying employees only the legal minimum, or below wages is…

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Does your head spin around?

Information comes from many different sources. Social media, tv, radio, news sites, newspaper, magazines, websites, eBooks, books, perhaps I missed some. Nowadays with the end/no-end of the pandemic, recession, depression, Russia-Ukraine war, we are faced with “INFORMATION” issues, we are being fed with half truths, misleading information; we are told about food shortages, car shortages,…

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Canadian job seekers can find ‘hot jobs’ in unexpected sectors

With all the hype about the war for tech talent – cybersecurity specialists, software developers, big data analysts and the like – Canadian job seekers might not be fully aware of the range of “hot jobs” for non-techies. Recruiting firm Hays Canada reports high demand for executive assistants, law clerks, supply-chain managers and continuous improvement…

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There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too

What people don’t understand is the beauty and joy to be found at the end of life. When I tell people I work at a hospice, they often say “that must be so hard.” But my favourite thing is hearing people’s stories, their experiences, their successes, their failures – the things that life has taught…

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The most fraught relationship of my life is with money

Editor’s note: With the holidays – and the New Year – right around the corner, we’re thinking about our resolutions for 2020. We want to hear from you. What are your personal and professional goals for the New Year? Send your response to amplify@globeandmail.com and it could be featured in a future edition. Everybody knows the rules…

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Canadians are richer than they think

Americans don’t often talk about Canada, except when they need a foil in a political debate. Bernie Sanders has praised our health-care system. Gun-control advocates point to radically lower rates of firearms fatalities north of the border. Even President Donald Trump has praised Canada for elements of our points-based immigration system. But Americans seldom express…

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