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Privacy Commissioner releases annual report regarding portable storage devices

On December 10, 2015, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released an annual report to Parliament highlighting a result of an audit of the government’s management of portable storage devices and reported data breaches.

 

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A new look and a new blog!

In our continued efforts to provide our readers with valuable and easy-to-use information on the topics that matter, First Reference introduces Inside Internal Controls, a new blog on all things governance and risk management! Follow Jeffrey Sherman, FCA, Ron Richard, Maanit Zemel, myself and others, as we discuss corporate governance, finance and accounting, not-for-profit and […]

 

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Employer branding: a hot topic?

I recently read an interesting blog post on Brand For Talent. The author, Libby Sartain, says that organizations across the globe are struggling with their reputations as employers. Those employers need to engage their workers as fans, while reaching out for new workers as the economy begins its turnaround. She also asks: is there a difference between corporate branding and employer branding? Well, according to Sartain, there is. While companies such as Apple and Nike are able to rely on the power and strength of their corporate brand to attract talent, this is not the case for companies with less powerful brands.

 

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