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  • What to Expect When Engaging with a Post-Secondary Student

    Working with students is a great option for businesses and not-for-profit organizations. There are many benefits to working with post-secondary students through work-integrated learning (WIL), whether you are searching for temporary resources, looking for fresh ideas, or possibly looking for professional development opportunities. What is work-integrated learning? Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an umbrella term used to […]

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  • Struggling With Cash Flow? Take These 6 Urgent Steps Now

    By Brian Summerfelt President and CEO, MetCredit Maintaining reliable cash flow is among the toughest challenges for any business. And a critical part of that is collecting bills that become overdue. But reaching out to hard-earned customers to ask for payment has always been one of the most uncomfortable and delicate tasks in business. In […]

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  • Compensation and remittances: what do I need to know?

    As a dedicated and very busy entrepreneur, the complex task of payroll management probably is not what you look forward to most. However, as an employer, it is still your responsibility. Whether your SME is in operation or soon will be, it is normal for you to have many questions about pay and payroll deductions. […]

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  • How Work-Integrated Learning Can Support Your Talent Pipeline Development

    The workforce is changing rapidly and a concern for businesses, both large and small, is talent attraction. Many businesses and not-for-profit organizations are searching for ways that can help to attract and retain quality talent in Waterloo Region. Building a talent pipeline is often considered an effective strategy for recruitment as it identifies and engages […]

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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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  • Tips for Providing Students with a Quality WIL Experience

    Work-integrated learning (WIL) is quickly gaining momentum as a key resource for supporting businesses in our community, both large and small. It is a valuable opportunity for businesses to build a strong talent pipeline and students to improve and learn new skills. The Access Student Talent program works with our local post-secondary schools (Conestoga College, […]

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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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  • How Students Can Help: A Discussion with Small Businesses

    On September 29th, 2021, the Access Student Talent Program hosted the Greater KW Chamber’s Business Success Webinar Series to hear from small businesses and a not-for-profit organization about how students have helped support them. We were joined by panelists Bonita Eby of Breakthrough Personal & Professional Development and Fawzia Khan of Women That Give as […]

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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre – Business Excellence Awards and the Community

    This past April, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre was honoured to receive the Non-Profit/Charitable Award at the online Business Excellence Awards Gala. “It is a real honour to have the efforts of over 40 dedicated professional staff recognized by the Chamber for their commitment to their clients and this community,” says Lucia Harrison, our CEO. The […]

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