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All posts by: Yvonne Smith-Canegan

To grow a successful and profitable business not only depends on your financial knowledge but also your overall thoughts and beliefs. Taking politics out of the equation, your thoughts and beliefs should be positive towards your entrepreneurial goals. One way to do this is by using the teachings of Phineas...
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    The topic is Negotiation, “When separate {parties} agree on a meeting to hammer out an equitable agreement that would benefit each {entity} in a positive manner” is my humble definition of NEGOTIATION. There is always a driving force behind each deal or agreement {parties} enter.  The reason(s) and...
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Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. These include pregnancy, adoption, foster care placement of a child, personal or...
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  Overview The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to: Twelve workweeks of...
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  As most individuals contemplate the opening of a business they often fail to apply pen to paper so to spell out the actually required steps for their endeavor. When considering stepping into the role of an entrepreneur the ideas that each person captures in their mind seem romantic. As...
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    When negative toxic talk infects a company culture the associates and support staff respond to that behavior harshly. The energy of the entire department and managers may be tempted to stop trying and just give in. The feeling of being powerless to counteract the damage caused by disparaging...
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When individuals feel that they cannot be themselves at work, they will not engage fully as part of the team or in assigned work. For example, an employee may feel that sexual orientation or a hidden disability cannot be revealed due to fear of reprisals. This type of ‘closed’ environment...
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Inclusive language guidelines   The glossary of terms below is a point of reference but is not meant to be exhaustive or definitive. Language evolves and appropriate terminology changes as Canadian culture and society shifts. As much as using the ‘right’ terms or words is something we all work towards,...
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Human rights legislation protects people from discrimination. It seeks to guarantee equal treatment regardless of a particular identity or historical oppression in relation to employment and offers of employment, as well as in areas unrelated to employment.  Most human rights complaints originate in the workplace. As organizations strive to create better...
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Starting a business is a dream come true for many people, but there is a lot of challenging thought which needs to be applied before you began the journey of turning your desire and dreams into a viable business. The first two things you want to do is decide what...
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