HP Canada President: Canada can become a digital manufacturing powerhouse

Canada’s story has always been one of resilience, collaboration and ingenuity and in no time has that been truer than over the course of this year. COVID-19 was a systemic shock—not just for Canada but for nearly every nation on earth. It revealed a soft underbelly to what we previously considered to be steadfast, resilient […]

Study: Basic Income program would create 600,000 jobs in Canada

A report shows #BasicIncome can speed up Canada’s recovery & grow the economy sustainably. The report, which will be presented during a webinar on Saturday December 12, outlines the following anticipated results from a national basic income program:  $80B/yr in GDP 600K jobs $15B/yr business investments to expand/hire $32B/yr in total wages 3.2M families out […]

Polarized? Study finds nearly 75% of 🇨🇦 Canadians seek common ground

New social harmony index finds nearly 75% of Canadians seek common ground -Study highlights national core values relate to social focus over individual focus-   Contrary to the perception of growing national polarization, and just in time for the season of peace and goodwill—the first annual Canadian Social Harmony Index™ has benchmarked Canadians’ willingness to […]

Can Digital Accessibility Spell Success or Failure for Your Small Business?

Image credit: wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com   Running a small enterprise can be extremely difficult and challenging at times. Owners have to take care of building an operating model, establishing customer relations, taking care of the finances, and several other aspects. That is why they often struggle with the time and money required for many supporting […]

Crabbier coworkers during the pandemic? Here are some experts’ solutions.

Work-Based Conflict during Covid-19:  Two Experts Weigh in on the Causes and the Solutions   In 2020 even workplace conflict has gone remote. Connecting to our workplaces from our home offices has done nothing to reduce workplace conflict. As a result conflict resolution and mediation consultants are seeing an uptick in the number of enterprises […]

Equifax Announces Sue Hutchison as New President of Canadian Business

Equifax announced today that Sue Hutchison will be the company’s new Canadian business leader. Hutchison joined the company as the new Canada Region President, effective November 30. “Sue brings strong expertise in lending and digital payments through her experience in FinTech and Financial Services,” said John Hartman, President of Equifax International.  “Her breadth of knowledge […]

Former Google Fiber VP Jill Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet

Ting Internet, a top-rated fiber-optic Internet Service Provider (ISP) and division of Tucows announced today that Jill Szuchmacher, formerly VP Ops at Google Fibre, will bring her her proven Internet leadership to the team as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice-President Networks for Ting Internet. Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet after executing in high-profile roles, most […]

Schneider Electric Appoints New CEO, Adrian Thomas

Adrian Thomas is promoted to succeed Susan Uthayakumar, who will be taking the global leadership of Sustainability Business Division Schneider Electric announced today the promotion of Adrian Thomas to country president, Canada, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Thomas succeeds Susan Uthayakumar, who held the role of country president for the past three years. Mr. Thomas […]

The Toll of Emotional Labour at Work during COVID-19

Coffee, Tea or Exhausted Me? By Kate Baggott Feeling more exhausted during the pandemic? It’s probably the extra emotional labour you’ve been doing. What is emotional labour? Over the past several weeks, much has been said and written about the increased load on women as they carry the greater demands of household labour and home […]

Devolving from Recession to She-cession: Part 3: What are businesses doing to help?

  Read part one: Devolving from Recession to She-cession Read part two: Devolving from Recession to She-cession: Part 2: What is happening to business right now?   How are businesses helping their employees deal with additional responsibilities during COVID-19? That depends on how you look at the additional burdens being placed on those working from home. […]

Part 2: Devolving from Recession to She-cession: What is happening to business right now?

(This is part 2 in a three part series. For part one please start here.) Women are understandably reluctant to talk about the toll of pandemic stress. Representatives from employers are hauntingly silent. It is impossible to believe that industries will not suffer if up to 1/3 of their employees feel they have will have […]

Stericycle’s Kal Irani: My Post Covid Tech Existence

  Name: Kal Irani Title: Vice President, Go-to-Market Strategy, Stericycle Website: www.stericycle.com What you did before the pandemic: In my role at Stericycle, I focus on the development of go-to-market strategies, including the execution of demand generation initiatives across the business to accelerate growth at scale for North America. Managing company-wide commercial transformation initiatives demands comprehensive levels of […]

Many women are reluctant to talk about the new difficulties of combining work and motherhood during COVID-19. The emerging picture suggests the stress and worry over being able to go to work is not limited to nurses. The experience goes far beyond health care.

UPDATED: The Shecession Pandemic: Covid-19 is worse for women and the economy

Read part 2: Devolving from She-cession to Recession Read part 3: What is happening to business right now?   Adrienne lives in fear of another school closure. The 35 year-old Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is a single mother of two school-age children. She works in an urban hospital in Southern Ontario. “I’ve been job-sharing throughout the […]

Top 5 Lessons Learned from Digital Transformation During the Pandemic

Since the pandemic took hold, the transition to digitally dependent remote workforces has become a way of life for businesses across the globe. Limits to what organizations thought they were capable of when it comes to digital transformation have been surpassed. Here are five lessons my team and I have learned that support digital transformation […]