The so-called “gig economy” has been in the news a lot. The rise of short-term contracts (freelancers, consultants, contractors) in the work landscape has been facilitated by technological advances and freelancer websites proliferating on the internet. The software company Intuit believes that as much as 45% of Canadians will be self-employed by 2020 and has … Read More »
Push a button, pick up the phone, take notes, and repeat. While the tasks of office life can seem mundane at times, they certainly don’t need to be! In this short blog, we are going to briefly explore the diverse (contrary to common belief) world of accounting. Now we aren’t talking about adrenalin inducing exciting, … Read More »
Over the past few years, Canadian employers have lamented the onerous bureaucratic process associated with bringing foreign management staff to Canada. Recently, however, the federal government introduced a two-year pilot visa program –the Global Talent Stream(GTS) – as part of its Global Skills Strategy. The GTS allows certain types of workers to be granted a … Read More »
We’ve all heard the old adage, “never stop learning”. But although many people attend college or university, seldom few set foot in a classroom again after their mid-twenties when they graduate.
Yet, lifelong learning is extremely important, particularly for senior level professionals and adults. There are three main reasons why continued learning is imperative:
While … Read More »
My son, Will Goldbeck, a 4th year student at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, wrote a brief essay regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) responding to an UVIC online forum post about CSR. After encouragement from the forum administrator, he tried to get this essay published through formal UVIC avenues, to share his … Read More »