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Surviving the Economic Boom: How to Keep Your Employees

With the tremendous economic growth of Western Canada comes a significant side-effect: more jobs are being created than there are people to fill them. The unemployment rates in Canada’s three western provinces currently hover around 4%. It’s anticipated that this labour shortage will only get worse over the next few years. There is tremendous attention […]


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Ready, Set … Are You Really Ready To Hire An Employee?

One of the most common mistakes that businesses make is hiring employees before they’re ready. You think you need staff, but soon after hiring, you realize you’re over your head, the new employee isn’t working out the way you’d hoped, and you’re spending more time cleaning up the new employee’s mistakes, rather than building your […]


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Are You a Leader, a Manager, or Both?

Much has been written about leadership – what it is, what it isn’t, how to be better at it, how to be the best at it. In today’s world, where the pace of change is so great, where the slightest mistakes make headline news, where only the best of the best truly survive, the role […]


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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Making The Employment Offer

You have diligently followed the steps to hiring an employee: You created a hiring road map – the job description. You advertised in the right places to attract good applicants. You objectively screened all the applications received. You conducted a thorough, relevant, objective job interview with each candidate. You evaluated all interview candidates and have […]


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Evaluating Interview Candidates – To Hire or Not To Hire

You’ve created a thorough job description. You’ve advertised your job vacancy. Applicants have been screened and interviewed. You’re now in the home stretch. After your interviews have been completed, you need to evaluate each candidate based on their answers to your interview questions. Here are some steps you can follow to make this evaluation process […]


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