Category: Engage

5 quick steps to building your personal brand

By Robert Murray Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budgets every year on marketing and in particular branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have large departments staffed with brand zealots that work tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand

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What makes a perfect team?

By Erica Groschler What makes a perfect team? Passionate and curious about teams and team dynamics, I came across recent research Google did about “the perfect team.” The research took some time to highlight the ingredients that contribute to a

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A guide to implementing IFRS 15: Revenue from contracts with customers

The new revenue recognition standard is coming, and it will impact the processes companies follow to recognize revenue from customer contracts. The new international financial reporting standard (IFRS 15) was issued in May 2014 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board

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The 7 deadly sins of strategy

By Robert Murray Strategy should be simple, however it is often complicated by people who don’t understand strategy. Bold statement? Maybe. My experience has been that most organizations do not fully (or even partially) execute on a business strategy that

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Four Things to know about Northwest BC’s Economy in 2015

Northwest BC is made up of the North Coast and Nechako development regions. Here are things you want to know about the region’s economy in 2015: There were 83 major projects that were either proposed, under construction, completed, or on

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Four positive things about Southwest BC’s economy in 2015

  Southwest BC gained 21,300 jobs in 2015, the highest number of jobs created across BC’s eight development regions. The industries with the most job gains include: health care & social assistance; manufacturing; professional, scientific & technical services; and information,

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Your feedback is needed by AASB and PSAB

Have your opinion heard by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) and the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB).  Comments on the following re-exposure draft, discussion paper, and strategic plan are closing within the next two to three weeks. AASB

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Corporate directors: 20 questions you need to ask internal audit

CPA Canada has updated its 20 questions directors should ask about internal audit as the complexity of business risk has increased substantially since the guide was originally published. Risk factors driving this growth include: growing cyber-based issues, increasing regulation, uncertain political

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Conference Board Survey on BC Employers’ Skills Needs

The Conference Board of Canada is conducting a study on the current and emerging skills shortages facing BC employers. The study will identify the occupations and post-secondary education credentials that BC requires to support economic growth and prosperity, and provide

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CPAs pessimistic about Canadian economy, CPA Canada Business Monitor

Pessimism about the prospects of the Canadian economy among CPAs in leadership positions climbed sharply, according to the latest results from the CPA Canada Business Monitor. Half of the business leaders surveyed in the final quarter of 2015 were pessimistic about

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