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Attracting Professor Smith: The key to community prosperity…

Meet ‘Professor Smith’, a pseudonym for an academic superstar who has published more paradigm altering papers before the age of 35 than most academics are More...

The end of the “female-friendly” workplace

To attract and retain female workers, start thinking in terms of policies and incentives for all your employees–not just the women. An overview of some More...

Going to college: Not just a good investment, but the best investment

“Regardless of the cost, college still matters.” That’s the headline from a new report today from the Hamilton Project, which provides yet another affirmative answer to More...

New immigrant? Meet small business

Andrey Bolgov assumed he would be a desirable candidate for a job with a big Canadian company when he immigrated to Canada in 2009. But More...

Canada needs a national workforce strategy

I’ve been searching the web to see what provinces in Canada have a national workforce strategy. I found that Canadian provinces have been very proactive More...

Empowering young women by teaching to code

Whitney Pastorek at Fast Company looks at how Girls Who Code gives young women in New York City gives young women an opportunity to explore and build More...

Review: The Coming Jobs War

Whether it is politicians, educators, business owners, union leaders, or neighbours talking over the fence, conversations about people and employment tend to make the top More...

How will Baxter change manufacturing?

I initially heard about Baxter during my commute last Monday, as technology expert Jesse Hirsh did his weekly piece on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. More...

What the heck is a MOOC?

September signifies back-to-school but, despite the best of intentions, I didn’t sign up. I came pretty darn close this year in that I found an More...

Review: “NurtureShock”

The structures that dominate the western educational model have often been attributed to Otto Von Bismarck, the charismatic political and military leader who unified Germany in More...

Rethinking the value of service work

Economic development practice in many communities across Ontario and Canada has shifted from a focus on investment attraction and deal-making to business retention & expansion and entrepreneurship development.