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Facebook and Apple Pay For Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Posted: October 21, 2014

A bit of a controversial topic – companies who pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. Facebook and Apple have decided to pay up to $20,000 to help their employees do just that. Is this good or bad? Daeco staffer Jenna says, “I didn’t feel like it was right or wrong necessarily – it offers women a choice. But it takes the issue from being a social one, to a personal one.” Where do you stand on the issue? Does this help women in their careers? Or should Facebook and Apple be spending money on better mat leaves and...

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Does Culture Trump Stategy?

Posted: October 15, 2014

Can Culture trump Strategy? This article on Switch and Shift seems to think so. In the hierarchy of your business where do you rank your principles, tactics, practices and strategy? Maybe this will change your mind: This Trumps Strategy. You Need More of This. “Culture trumps strategy.” Ever hear that one? It’s a notion that has been percolating in some business circles for a while now. As a proponent of the power of culture, I buy this claim implicitly, but it’s controversial as all hell – indeed, you may find yourself jeering at the soft-headedness of the idea even as...

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Employee Engagement is the Key

Posted: October 6, 2014

If a small business can’t offer big ticket items like full benefits and RRSP matching to their employees, how can they make sure they won’t lose good people to the bigger corporations that can? The answer? Employee engagement. Take a look at this article from SF Gate explaining how employee engagement is the key for small business’ productivity.   One of the biggest worries for a small business owner is training and investing in quality employees and then losing them to a larger company – potentially a competitor – that might be able to offer larger salaries or better benefits....

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