The road to retention: Keeping your best employees

Adapted from "Five Ways to Keep Valued Employees" by David K. Williams Here are five ways to invest in healthy employee relationships and retain your valued employees. 1. Share responsibility. Show your employees you trust them by giving them responsibilities that allow them to grow, and encourage them to gain new skills. Provide ample continuing education... Continue Reading →

Water Cooler: September 2016: Time for Trades

by Melany Hallam September 2016 Water Cooler Question: How many times have you changed careers? 0 / 1-3 / 4-7 / more than 7 Take the survey now. Click here A lawyer friend of mine once gave me a birthday card showing a crazed-looking guy running around a room flapping his arms in order to activate... Continue Reading →

New Program for Single Parents on Income or Disability Assistance

Are you a single parent on income or disability assistance? More info: Effective September 1, 2015, the following changes will be made to existing income assistance policy and employment programming to support single parents on income and disability assistance find and secure long-term sustainable employment. Expansion to the current Employment Program of BC (EPBC) to... Continue Reading →

GED Program Discontinued

By Rob Hughes Passing the GED (General Equivalency Diploma) test once gave those who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential.  GED® certification is useful when it’s accepted by employers or post-secondary institutions as proof that you meet basic education requirements.  The BC Ministry of Education discontinued the... Continue Reading →

VIU’s Early Childhood Education Program

The Powell River campus of Vancouver Island University (VIU) is rolling out an Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) program that will train people to enter the workforce as early childhood educators. The program will be starting in September 2015. This week, on April 1st and 2nd the university will hold three information sessions to... Continue Reading →

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