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The present study was conducted to examine employee perceptions of and recommendations for improving employee engagement in the workplace. Using one-on-one interviews the author set out to examine and explore how employees in one industrial location perceived employee engagement and what, in the emp...
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Tourism can provide social and economic benefits for Aboriginal people. This market research investigated the potential for Aboriginal Tourism opportunities, particularly basket weaving, on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Members (N=7,366) of the Traveller‟s Voice panel, maintained by the University o...
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Hospital foundations, established to raise funds for medical equipment for their parent hospitals or health care institutions, are being challenged by changes in governance by their parent hospitals or health care institutions. The governance model for most hospitals across Canada has changed dramat...
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As a young investor, it is essential that I take advantage of investment principles such as compounding interest rates and the time value of money. History has proven that although riskier than other forms of investments, Canadian and U.S. common shares have yielded double digit percentage returns. ...
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Mental illness has become one of the leading reasons for absenteeism in Canadian workplaces. Employers are challenged to become more aware, educated, and active about mental illness in order to assist employees with workplace accommodations. In the 2006 report by Kirby and Keon, stigma was highlight...
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The purpose of this paper is to look specifically at workgroup boards to identify their motivations and challenges, and to develop recommendations on how to address those challenges. Workgroup boards are volunteer boards that have to both govern and manage because they do not have paid executive sta...
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Mastitis is a disease of the cow’s mammary gland system which is of great concern to dairy producers. Antibiotics are the most common treatment measure for mastitis however treatment is ineffective in eighty percent of cases. Laboratory milk diagnostic analysis has been developed to better manage ...
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Since the introduction of instant messaging programs in the mid-1990s, the use of social media tools has grown exponentially. As popular social networking Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace become more prevalent, employers and employees alike, are faced with a new reality – dealing with an inc...
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Executive Summary: A literature review of the approaches to Regional Economic Development was conducted and the best approach, the "Bottom Up Approach", was identified. This approach of local decision making, community participation, and grass roots mobilization was used as the basis for the collect...
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The present signature project investigated the topic of giving feedback to engineers through a systematic literature review. This review found twenty-four articles on the topic of feedback where the subjects of focus were engineers. An interpretation approach was used to synthesize the evidence. The...
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Hydrogen production represents one of the most promising solutions for solving the intermittency in electricity generation that is produced by renewable resources, such as wind. Recent studies have suggested that a potential solution for the storage of excess energy generated by a hybrid energ...
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Prince Edward Island (PEI) is facing significant decreases in population and resulting labour force based on current labour force dynamics. Projections show that Prince Edward Island has aging population and fewer births, leading to a shrinking population base from which to draw on for the labour fo...
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The need for a country to innovate has always been important to ensure a growing economy, but with the continued progress towards globalization there has been increased emphasis on the development of a knowledge economy driven by innovation. Two recent documents, Mobilizing Science and Technology to...
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Although there has been extensive research about managing the costs of health and benefit plans, there has been little focus on preventative approaches such as healthy workplaces. To date, the research has focused on the reasons why organizations should take a proactive approach. However, there h...
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Executive Summary: Labour markets in Canada continue to be affected by three principle forces of change, namely globalization of competition, technological advances, and changes in the demographic structure of the workplace (Maxell & Saunders, 2003). Elizabeth Beale, President of the Atlantic Provin...
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Researchers have been examining barriers and challenges for women in leadership positions from a variety of perspectives since the 1980's when the "glass ceiling" concept was coined. More recently researchers have been examining whether women are being placed in precarious leadership positions. Rya...
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Computers and the Internet have revolutionized communication and information sharing, which is having a significant impact on education. As technologies continue to evolve, traditional post-secondary institutions, such as Holland College, are faced with the challenge of adapting curriculum and de...
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Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is a communications technology that provides a multitude of applications and services over a single fiber optic network. These include basic services such as telephone, internet and television, and more advanced applications like tele-medicine, tele-working, smart grid power...
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Genetically Modified (GM) crops represent both an opportunity and a controversial risk for many farmers. Public perceptions have been shaped by a handful of high profile studies which were circulated by various media groups and activists in the early days of commercialization. While some regions ...
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Recruitment and retention of agricultural workers was identified by the Prince Edward Island Agricultural Sector Council in 2007 as a major issue facing the Prince Edward Island (PEI) agricultural industry. Although there have been numerous studies on the supply and demand for agricultural workers,...
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With an increasing number of post-secondary courses now maintaining a web presence, students are able to view course material from anywhere and at any time. While students generally prefer to access and submit material online, they also prefer to print what they are accessing for study purposes. ...
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a key driver of economic prosperity in Prince Edward Island. Local SME owners also represent an aging demographic group, and the need to facilitate the successful transition to a new generation of SME owners is recognized as a major local econom...
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Deficiencies in a number of key human resource-related areas have been identified as potential threats to the Canadian biotechnology sector's success. Given its importance as an emerging industry and, its pressing needs relative to leadership and human resource (HR) practice development, the biotech...