Management

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Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
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Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
Gen Z

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
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How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
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Building a social media platform

Through social media platforms, brand promotion has never been easier. These online channels are effective for advertising, self-promotion, and best of all, connecting with clients.
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District energy key to reducing GHG emissions

The concept of district energy has gained new interest after being identified as a key measure towards helping cities significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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The fine art of managing samples

With so many samples to juggle, and as technology has become forever intertwined in our lives, documenting information in a digital format appears to be the perfect solution.
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Skills shortage pressures real estate salaries

Skills shortage prompts real estate employers to boost salaries and offer other enticements.
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Creating a data governance policy

Here are four steps to help a company manage its data assets.
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The challenge of working abroad

Working abroad can present challenges on many fronts, from design coordination and language barriers to bigger ...
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Competing in today’s design industry

An owner of a design firm should consider a variety of strategic alliance and business combination possibilities to ...
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Minimizing business and legal risk

In the design sector, designers face three types of general risks: financial; time; and impact on reputation.
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Picture perfect projects

Whether promoting new work on the web or submitting projects for design awards, photography plays a pivotal role in helping people ...
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Managing within the law

An employer may mean to provide its employees with fair employment contracts but when disputes arise, parties often disagree on the rights they ...
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Social media guidelines for employers

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure the rules governing the use of social media are clear and widely understood. This means educating staff on a ‘responsible use of technology’ policy or code of conduct and ...
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Learning to share

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) recently held a regional session in Vancouver. The presentations consistently emphasized one fundamental aspect of building information modeling (BIM): collaboration.
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Change in the workplace is a process not an event

When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes management makes is to view it as an event that happens at a single point in time. Accepting and then embracing change is a process, not an event.