Employee priorities have shifted over the past eighteen months. According to a recent survey, almost 40% of workers have indicated that they would rather quit than return to the office full time. The mass shift to remote work has shown employees that they don’t have to choose between career and lifestyle, and this new stat […]
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Creating a thriving culture should be your only focus right now as a business owner. Since the COVID19 pandemic hit, there has been a clear shift in the way we look at the physical office. The shift in how employees view the office after working remotely for so long is now more clear than ever. […]
If you’ve ever perused a government news release or seen a political funding announcement, you probably heard a politician talk about investing. Whether it’s roads or schools, elder care or environmental protection, politicians almost never talk about government spending anymore — instead, it’s government investments. The money is all invested in approximately the same way that […]
Technology has emerged as a newly pivotal force in hospitality, but can it help save the industry from a massive labour crisis? As the province has entered the next phase of its reopening plan, the hospitality industry is now grappling with its next major setback: a significant labour shortage, with over 40,000 B.C. hospitality staff […]
My battle with Stargardt disease highlights technology as a powerful force for good When my life flashed before my eyes in September of 2018, it wasn’t because of a near-death experience. It was because my neuro opthamologist and retina specialist had just told me I could no longer drive. Visual deterioration caused by Stargardt disease, […]
You are no doubt already aware that the technology industry (specifically software) has a notoriously high turnover rate. In fact, according to one oft-cited statistic, tech actually has a higher employee-turnover rate than any other industry, at 13.2%. It’s not hard to explain why this is the case. For one thing, compensation is a major […]
What we know today to be traditional real estate in Canada is almost as old as the country itself. The very first real estate board was set up in 1888 in the growing community of Vancouver. Over the next 100 years regulations and associations were formed to assist consumers to purchase or sell property. Little […]
No one could have predicted the rapid adoption of technology in legacy industries like real estate that we’ve seen since COVID-19. As restrictions relax both at home and abroad, will the residential rental industry continue to embrace digital solutions, or will landlords and renters return to business as usual once the masks are off? Slow […]
An unprecedented economic boom is coming for a variety of industries around the world. As vaccine distribution continues to roll out globally, it is expected that rapid economic recovery will offer new opportunities to scale and innovate. With over 20 years of experience in the Canadian tech space, I have navigated changing global conditions and […]
As I mentioned in my previous article, Wishpond began experimenting with working remotely a few years before the pandemic began. As companies decide whether to adopt a hybrid or completely remote model, in this article I will cover some of our best practices that SaaS companies can replicate to maintain top talent while kindling software […]