Employee Fraud: Are You Next?

News broke earlier this month that the Alberta Motor Association has been the victim of an $8.2 million fraud. The alleged perpetrator? Their own IT vice president. The VP is accused of spending millions of stolen dollars on homes, boats and expensive cars. He is accused of fabricating invoices and electronic transfers to U.S. bank accounts (it’s important to note that these allegations have not yet been proven in court). You can read more about the story here.

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Values Rule

Men who do not compete for possessions, but for honour – the Olympics

 

The Olympics.  The Summer Olympics.  Rio. 2016.  The sporting event that happens once every four years, where 11,551 of the best athletes from 207 countries compete in 306 events in 28 different sports on the world stage over 16 days, in hopes of winning one of three medals:  Gold, Silver or Bronze.

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Fist Bumps All Around!

When it comes to recognition, I certainly won’t deny it – getting a pat on the back or rewarded for a job well done makes me feel good. Not only does it bring a sense of accomplishment or motivate me to up my game a little more each time, but I feel like a valued member of the team. I’m sure I’m not alone in believing that recognition can have a major impact on employee performance, employee satisfaction and in turn, the bottom line.

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Business Reminders from Gord Downie

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Last night I had the opportunity to witness something incredible.  Gord Downie’s last concert in Calgary.  If you’ve been living under a rock, Gord Downie is the lead singer for the Tragically Hip and has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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Education – Is It Worth It?

By: Courtney Larsen

Some of the most successful people in the world never graduated university or college. For example, Steve Jobs was a college dropout that achieved a net worth of $11 billion. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways didn’t even graduate high school and achieved a net worth of $4.6 billion.

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