Articles / Polls

Volume 16, Issue 1

Transplanted Scot has a brave heart

Transplanted Scot has a brave heart

As a child role-playing with his nine siblings in the hills of northern Scotland, Ed Torrance favoured freedom-fighting icon Sir William Wallace.Decades later, after losing his cherished oldest brother to a battle with a work-related illness, Torrance turned his heavy, brave heart to crusading for improvements in Canada’s health, safety and environment (HSE) field. The sword Torrance brandishes each day is his fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which ultimately saves lives by... Keep Reading

According to a UPS Canada survey, 62 per cent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) find that e-commerce plays a critical role in their business. Findings from the Small Business Challenges survey indicate that a company’s website (64 per cent) and Facebook (40 per cent) are the most frequently used e-commerce channels.

“What we’re hearing from our customer’s corresponds with the data . . . ,” says Jim Bena, UPS Canada. “E-commerce is a prominent component of business and... Keep Reading

The annual Ceridian Pulse of Talent survey reports that small businesses, those with less than 100 employees, are faring better than larger organizations when it comes to overall employee engagement.

However, the survey indicates that more can be done to improve employee tenure, address salary concerns and refine communication. Survey respondents were interviewed regarding their perceptions of employee engagement and loyalty, recruiting, training, job security, compensation, productivity,... Keep Reading

Retirees warn working Canadians to save longer

According to findings from the TD Retirement Realities Poll, the top piece of advice retirees have for working Canadians is to save more money by creating a budget and sticking to it (52 per cent). However, the poll also found that 15 per cent of working Canadians only plan to save for retirement for less than five years before leaving the workforce. By comparison, more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of retirees say, in hindsight, they should have saved for retirement for 25 years or more.

“If... Keep Reading