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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Saving a Life is Shockingly Simple

By Dianne Rende November is CPR month.  Open your wallet and take out your certificate.  Is it dusty or more than three years old?  Then it is time to renew it.  There are no longer any expiry dates on CPR

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A Win-Win-Win Proposal for Employers, Students, & Institutions

 By Devin Kreuger The GTA is home to world-class post-secondary educational institutions, so local businesses have numerous low-risk options for recruiting top-notch personnel. No doubt you already know about campus-based Career Centres, but have you considered taking on an internship

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Sales Management: Living and Dying by the Numbers

By Jan van der Hoop There are two steps to boosting sales in any organization: get the right person in the job, and then give them the coaching, incentives and support they best respond to. We often find ourselves working

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Is there really a skills gap, or is it a communications gap between individuals, industry, education and government?

By Rosa Lokaisingh So we have jobs without people and people without jobs. We have a relatively high national unemployment rate — particularly among youth — that persists as employers complain they just can’t find the labour they need. But

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Is it Time to Scrap Training and Development?

By Fred Pidsadny Each year I meet with senior business leaders who are ready to throw in the training and development towel – once and for all. They lament about investing in pricey team-building exercises, work-style assessments and new systems

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