Most organizations around the world are dealing with new challenges and struggles brought on by COVID-19. At Galvanize, we build security, risk management, compliance, and audit software, so we’re in a unique position to help businesses to respond effectively to the almost-daily risks emerging from this crisis. GRC software can help organizations to quantify the […]
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When I worked for Fortune 500 companies I could see that employee burnout was on the rise. The physical and mental toll on employees meant that they couldn’t reach their full productive potential. As a former competitive athlete, I also understood the importance of commitment and support to focus on the simple, consistent routines that […]
The bedrock of any nation’s innovation economy is our startups, and in light of the current global pandemic we are being gravely exposed to the vulnerabilities of entrepreneurship. Startups are important to moving our economy forward as they provide a pipeline for job creation, disposable income, taxation, and ultimately are part of the engine that […]
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way Canadians work and live, and it’s caused an even greater shift towards e-commerce spending and adoption of digital products and processes. Canadians are either social distancing or quarantining, and don’t have the desire or ability to make in-person appointments or shop in-store – and that shift to digital has […]
I’ve had a front row seat in watching disruption in the small business industry for the past 11 years. From the effect of the crash in oil prices on Alberta’s small businesses to the steady growth of e-commerce to the detriment of brick and mortar retail, nothing prepared us for this. COVID-19 has brought an […]
An unprecedented global pandemic has flipped everything we know on its head with employers across the city, province and country having transitioned their teams to be fully remote for the foreseeable future. Job seekers now face a new hurdle: how to navigate the virtual environment in order to successfully apply, interview, and land their dream […]
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is predicted that as many as 40% of student placements will be cancelled. Students across the country are about to enter one of the most challenging labour markets since the great depression and many will not be getting the work experience they need. Given the current circumstances, […]
Recent weeks have felt eerily similar to the market crash of 2008. I remind myself and many of the entrepreneurs I work with that while the last financial crisis left our personal and business finances beaten, we came out of it with massive growth in the years that followed. This also led to innovation – […]
The world has changed, Covid-19 has turned everything on it’s head and if you run a start-up company, especially one that might be pre-revenue, what does this mean for you? Is this the end of your company’s journey or is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I had the chance to have […]
Vancouver is known to have an active population. From yoga on the beach in summer to shredding the slopes all winter, Vancouver is no doubt a city of fit and fun folks. Staying fit requires training, of course, which explains why Vancouver boasts around 200 gyms. Always busy, these shops never close—until a global pandemic […]