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Hidden Talent: The ROI of harnessing Diff-abilities

By Jan van der Hoop It’s funny how work can take you in some unexpected directions, if you’re open to it. Last summer, I reached out to Joe Dale, the Executive Director of the Ontario Disabilities Employment Network. We’d originally


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Leveraging Value from your Academic Neighbours

By Devin Kreuger Mississauga is home to world-class educational institutions. Are you taking full advantage of the resources they offer? I’ve written previously about how local businesses can access students looking for experiential learning experiences through co-op placements, internships, and


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Is My Will Valid?

By Dorothy Hagel Writing your own will or using a will kit is risky. Such “homemade” wills may be accepted and probated by the Court, however, there is a very good chance that the Court may determine that the will


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Storm-proofing your business (or, ‘There’s nothing like a good recession’)

By Jan van der Hoop There’s another storm coming. I can feel it in my bones. I swear, it feels like the world is getting crazier every day. Between the fighting and the terrorism, H-bomb testing, China’s economy collapsing and


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How to successfully partner with other businesses

By Lisa Kember Business partnerships are not just for the Microsofts and Googles of the world—businesses of all shapes and sizes should take advantage of opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships. Partnerships can range from something as simple as sharing each


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Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Principles Should Apply in HR too

By Jan van der Hoop Call it Lean, Kaizen, ISO, TQM, Continuous Improvement… after 25+ years of significant effort and umpteen variations, companies are still not benefiting from these operating principles as much as they could be. And they certainly


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You Won’t Believe the 7 Steps to Easing Writers’ Block

By Devin Kreuger I envy the writers who can set their fingers on a keyboard and just start creating content. For me, every word is a struggle, and that’s assuming I even have a topic in mind. I second-guess every


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3 Marketing “Best Practices” That Aren’t Always the Best Practice

By Chris Hubbard Everyone wants to do what works and avoid what doesn’t. That’s why the concept of following best practices is so ingrained in business. Top performers follow recognized best practices because they are proven to work. Maybe I


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