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Companies missing the mark on using metrics to boost their employees’ productivity, performance

By Medicine Hat News on May 24th, 2017

CNW TORONTO A new study shows only 10 per cent of senior financial executives say their productivity measurement tools fully meet their organization’s needs, and more than one quarter are not using productivity data to improve performance at all, according to new research by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF), sponsored by ADP Canada. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Taking it to the streets for Chamber Connect

By Medicine Hat News on May 17th, 2017

We know all too well the need to stay at the forefront of change in this age of disruption and technological advances. However in our race to stay ahead, up-to-date and relevant, we always need to remember there is an ever-present human element we can’t ever overlook or forget about. We can each attest to ... Read More »

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Survey says humour in offices is an important part of company culture

By Medicine Hat News on May 17th, 2017

CNW TORONTO It’s said that laughter is the best medicine and it also may be one of the keys to success at work, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Seventy-three per cent of Canadian CFOs interviewed said an employee’s sense of humour is at least somewhat important for fitting into the company’s corporate culture, with 12 ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Opportunities in our aging population

By Medicine Hat News on May 10th, 2017

It is a point of local pride that Medicine Hat is Canada’s sunniest city, with about 330 days of sunshine every year. The winter months are more bearable than our cold prairie neighbours, with chinooks frequently warming us up and even allowing for the occasional January driving range session. Indeed, Medicine Hat is blessed with ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are you coachable?

By Medicine Hat News on May 3rd, 2017

The ability to listen to questions and respond to input is a critical life and business skill. Last Friday we were excited to celebrate eight new student/alumni businesses. These companies have completed the Entrepreneur Development Centre training at the college and now join the business community of southeast Alberta. There has been an impressive transformation ... Read More »

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Poor performance, finding the right talent keeping Canadian CFOs up at night

By Medicine Hat News on May 3rd, 2017

CNW TORONTO What issues are Canadian CFOs losing sleep over? New research from Robert Half Finance & Accounting shows the biggest work challenges for CFOs are anxieties around their own performance on the job and the pressure to find and hire good employees. CFOs were asked: “Which single work challenge, if any, most often keeps ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Understanding your credit score

By Medicine Hat News on April 26th, 2017

What is your credit score? If you don’t know, you may be at risk of being refused credit, paying higher interest rates or being considered a high risk by banks, employers or others who have access to credit rating files. If you have a credit card, a line of credit, a car loan, or a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The evolution of communication

By Medicine Hat News on April 19th, 2017

We first starting communicating via letter mail (550 B.C), followed by the telegraph (1792), then the telephone in 1890, followed by radio in 1891. Then came the 20th century with super computers in the 1940s, the birth of the early version of the internet in the 1960s, with the World Wide Web going live to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Medicine Hat a prime spot for a craft distillery

By Medicine Hat News on April 12th, 2017

The Government of Alberta recently announced that it is working on a program to help craft distillers grow their business. Full details are expected later this year. The Alberta Craft Distillers Association jumped on the news, writing on their Facebook page, “Our members are working super hard to create an amazing new industry in Alberta. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Don’t forget to pitch

By Medicine Hat News on April 5th, 2017

Everyone loves a pitch. It’s the sexist part of developing a business, however, it is also the part of the business planning cycle that panics even the most confident entrepreneur. That’s likely why once established, entrepreneurs fail to keep pitching as their business grows and is recognized in the market. There is an art to ... Read More »

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