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Doesn’t it seem that business is more competitive than it used to be? ABC, a company that previously dominated their marketplace, suffered staggering losses in their previous fiscal year. It became blindingly apparent that what had worked in the past was no longer effective, and the company president had no idea how to fix things.
Joan was sitting at a round table when a hand descended over her right shoulder and slapped a piece of paper down on the wooden surface. A permission slip lay before her. Joan wondered, “Why do I need a permission slip?” 
Tri-Mach Group announced the opening of their new Western Division, based out of the Winnipeg area.
When bad hiring happens, everyone suffers. Finding the right person for a position is part art and part science. Follow these ten steps to get the right candidate for your business.
In the wake of the Hardie sexual misconduct scandal and the #MeToo movement, people in the food industry need to learn how to foster a positive workplace culture to strengthen their business.
Although Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield may have been right about love relationships when they penned their hit, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” when it comes to business, that notion rings less true.
Not so long ago, most people in the workplace received feedback once-a-year during a performance review. An employee didn’t expect a development plan, a career track, or anyone to take an interest in his or her professional growth.
When baby boomers took their first “real” jobs upon entering the workforce, their demands and expectations were ridiculously low by today’s standards. On their first day on the job they got an employee handbook that they took home and scanned while eating dinner or watching TV. Company training, if there was any, was minimal.
One of the most important and critical aspects of a bakery operation is in recruiting the right employees. Finding the right people to work in your bakery is not easy. Hiring can be very frustrating.
Toronto – The Ontario government passed a host of changes to labour laws Wednesday. Here are some highlights of the legislation, including the centrepiece minimum wage increase.
According to one Gallup poll, 50 per cent of employees leave their job because of their bosses. However other studies have shown that employees can leave for a number of other reasons such as opportunity, better pay, or more responsibility.
With the generational and workforce demographic challenges adversely impacting everybody's ability to attract, hire, engage, develop and retain people, you need a leg up on ensuring that you are putting your best foot forward in the employee selection process.
Rubbing shoulders with successful people has demonstrated that they all share certain characteristics. There are six traits that all successful people have in common, and they serve as drivers to success. Some of those people came by the traits naturally. Others learned the traits one at a time from various sources.
For bakeries across the country, a successful holiday season comes down to detailed planning and preparation. As customers line up for their favourite seasonal treats and large holiday party orders are placed, smooth sailing can quickly turn into chaos without advanc planning of products, ingredients and staffing.
Matthew and Janice are entrepreneurs who’ve been in business for nearly two years. They recently decided to attend a leadership conference to help them remain competitive leaders/entrepreneurs in a global economy.
Don’t incentivize employees with money. They don’t want it.
Your goal is to be the go-to name in your field or industry, but you know you haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of seeing that level of success unless you can truly engage your customers and clients and keep them interested in your products and services.
"Every day’s a crisis,” Jeff grumped to his carpool after work. “If it isn’t an urgent deadline, then the boss is mad or equipment is on the fritz! I never get to relax, no matter how hard I try!”
There are many things that make a great baker, pastry chef, chocolatier or cake designer. One needs a certain natural talent and inclination for making food magic, alongside a passion for it. One also needs an understanding of ingredient interaction and recipe process.
May 8 is Mother’s Day, which seems an apt time to reflect on the role of motherhood in the baking industry. Let’s face it (and state the obvious to get it out of the way): working motherhood is a juggling act in any career. As with all fields, a life in the baking industry can have its particular challenges. There can be long hours, shift work, low salary, and lack of health benefits.
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