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  • How to stay calm in the face of year-end in payroll?

    Whether you are going through the year-end process for the first time or not, it is important to know and understand the numerous tasks at hand to ensure a smooth year-end. Staying calm in the face of year-end is possible! Preparation is key. Demystifying the year-end Year-end in payroll is generally a busy and stressful […]

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  • The Hometown Advantage

    Did you know that Explore Waterloo Region works to bring national and international meetings and conferences  to our region? As a hub for business innovation, global expertise and education our region is uniquely positioned to attract conferences from across the country and around the world. These conferences not only inject much needed dollars into our […]

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  • Hiring and terminating: what are my responsibilities toward an employee?

    Being an employer entails many responsibilities and obligations, both to yourself and your employees. Government regulations have been established for every step of the hiring process, from recruiting an employee to the termination of their employment. And it is your duty to adhere to the rules that apply to you. Whether or not you own […]

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  • Digital Transformation: How can you use it?

    The pandemic has undeniably changed the market, forcing businesses to rebound to continue their activities. Transformation imposed itself as an appropriate response, and many societies took a 180° degree turn: digital transformation. This challenge has been a subject of discussion for some time now, but the health crisis has certainly propelled the topic to the […]

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  • The Role of Failure in Learning

    The idea of failure can be scary. Getting a failing mark in a test can be a harsh lesson for students, especially if students studied hard and tried their best. But while a failing mark can temporarily damage a student’s self-esteem and confidence, in terms of a student’s overall learning journey, failing a test or […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021: Nominees, Environment & Sustainability

    This award category praises the accomplishments made by implementing sustainability measures. The Environment & Sustainability category seeks to shine a light on the organizations in Waterloo Region making a difference for our planet. The Cora Group was the recipient of the 2020 Environment & Sustainability Award. Without government incentives, they designed and constructed a prototype […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Employee Engagement

    The Employee Engagement Award celebrates organizations in Waterloo Region who have gone above and beyond creating a safe, inclusive and positive work environment. These organizations provide a workplace that prioritizes forward thinking, reduces barriers, provides opportunity for growth through training, and emphasizes diversity. Traces Screen Printing Ltd. was the 2020 recipient of the Employee Engagement […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Business of the Year 11-50 Employees

    The Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees) celebrate the small to medium sized businesses in our region that are leaders in their industries. This category has historically highlighted the innovative work year after year. Home Care Assistance was the 2020 recipient of this award. With over 200 worldwide, this franchise has grown to be […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees) Nominees

    Small businesses make up 90% of organizations in Waterloo Region. The Business of the Year Award (1-10 employees) highlights the incredible work small businesses have done despite the affects the pandemic has had on them this year. This highly competitive category brings out the Region’s best and brightest year after year. In 2020, The Crack […]

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  • The future of work is digital, adaptable and global

    Future-proof businesses – ones that will survive and thrive in the future – are technically agile and hire talent with a global perspective, including co-op students from the University of Waterloo. This is according to Norah McRae, associate provost of Co-operative and Experiential Education at UWaterloo, from a recent article featured in the Research and Technology Park newsletter. While […]

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