Employee training: Is this as good as it gets?

A recent Conference Board of Canada release, Learning and Development Outlook, indicates that Canadian organizations have increased their spending on employee training by $17 per employee, modestly reversing a downward trend of the

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Marylka Empey

How SMBs can harness digital technology

With small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) pushing themselves to be more competitive and aiming to be more productive, one of the quickest ways to do this is to embrace digital technology. At least,

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Candice So

Competing globally as a small business? You’ll need IT

When Bashir Rahemtulla opened his forensic accounting business 16 years ago, he knew he had to pitch his company, Intelysis Corp., as a global firm, ready to move from one country to the

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian businesses aren’t spending enough on innovation: report

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada is calling out Canada’s business community for failing to invest in innovation, releasing a report card that ranks Canada near the bottom of its

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Innovation slump is biggest drag on Canada’s competitiveness: report

Who dimmed the lights on Canadian innovation? That's the question being asked by the Conference Board of Canada inits new report, which blames Canada's lower global competitivenessranking on one major culprit: a lack

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

New Centre for Business Innovation tackles Canada’s performance anxiety


Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

How Canadian tech start-ups can learn from Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “If Canadians were as good at innovating as we are at explaining why we’re bad at it, Canada wouldn’t rank 14th among industrialized nations in the Conference Board

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Francis Moran

Canadian piracy report plagiarized, says Internet law expert

A Conference Board of Canada report that paints a picture of Canada as a land of copyright pirates is itself tainted by plagiarism, according to one of Canada's top experts on Internet law.

Published on: May 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson