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26
May

More restaurants offering benefits packages to kitchen staff


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The idea of benefits for kitchen staff used to be unheard of, laughable. Health insurance benefits were beyond the expectation of most cooks, just as much as other nice-to-have employment perks, such as Christmas bonuses, overtime pay or liveable wages.Though the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association doesn’t track such data, that seems to be changing. In the face of

25
May

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Ontario to cut red tape in broad strategy to help small businessesThe Ontario government is targeting red tape as it proposes wide-ranging changes to the provincial business environment amid growing uncertainty in its trade relationship with the United States. The eight-point strategy was presented to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet this week and is largely meant to help the province’s small

25
May

Tech companies need to stand up to the jerks in their midst


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Outside of professional sports, few places celebrate the idea of innate genius as much as the tech industry. Ever since Steve Jobs pulled on a black turtleneck and grew a niche computer manufacturer into the world’s most valuable brand, tech CEOs have been out to hire only “wicked smart” people with IQs off the charts.

24
May

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Abdullah Snobar is executive director of the DMZ, a tech incubator at Ryerson University.There’s a misconception that people who are Type-A personalities and successful are free from mental health challenges. If a person has a busy, fulfilling life and looks accomplished and happy, they must not struggle with mental health issues.

22
May

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This summer, many Canadians will have a chance to enjoy a cold beverage on one of the new “pop-up patios” that are cropping up on urban parking spaces across the country. In some cities, officials have made it easier for business owners to convert parking spaces into patios, while in other places such as Toronto, business owners face complicated

22
May

Hackers refine techniques to go after smaller companies


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With daily news about spies and even governments hacking into databases, it’s more important than ever for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to invest in cybersecurity, experts say.“Cybersecurity training is so incredibly important to SMBs. The impact of a hack on an SMB could be catastrophic,” says Jessica Gagner, head of communications and events strategy for BioConnect, a Toronto-based cybersecurity