Venture Big Switcheroo: Boston Pizza

This popular business experiment places a waitress into the CEO’s spot at head office and wraps an apron around the boss to determine whether he can handle the daily pressure in the restaurant. Each of them learn helpful lessons during their hands-on experience in a new world. Melissa better understands the decisions head office has to make, while Michael gains ...
  • 2006
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Big Switcheroo: VanCity

Does being the boss mean extended “working” lunches at posh restaurants, secretaries to organize meetings, huge expense accounts and luxurious company vehicles? Lisa Paille, a mother of two and an employee with VanCity, Canada’s largest credit union, gets the opportunity to see if she has what it takes to be the boss when she switches positions with Dave Mowat, CEO ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Hard Times (Part 2 of 4)

The program examines some new ways of helping people in economically hard times. Canada's social safety net has stretched beyond the expectations of those who originally conceived it. The current economy has created a great need for the aid of unemployment insurance and welfare, but that need outweighs available resources. Peter Mansbridge leads an analysis of the options government may ...
  • 1993
  • 00:27:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing? New

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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The National Downside of Downsizing

Downsizing was the corporate buzzword of an era challenged by increased competition, higher costs and recession. Its promise was a leaner and meaner corporate structure. A decade into this phenomenon, Hana Gartner studies its often debilitating social and economic effect. Victims and survivors of the downsizing axe describe its effects on the individual and on office morale. Consultant Ron Kapelle ...
  • 1995
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1993 Employment Equity: Who Makes the Grade?

With reference to the controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Toronto Fire Department's hiring practices, we examine the whole issue of employment equity and the growing pressure from women and visible minorities.
  • 1993
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – scraping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

It's a Living Helpers

In this episode: Rev. Lehotsky reclaims an abandoned neighbourhood through corporate donations and resident motivation; actor/entertainer Tom Jackson works to feed the needy; a Victoria store-owner trains and employs street kids; bike cops are seen on patrol and responding to calls; a courier company managed by and employs people with mental illnesses; a new day and a new life at ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:37
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture How Bad Is Your Boss?

“Demanding,” “insensitive,” “relentless” and “out of touch.” If these words are synonymous with “boss” for you, this program may open your eyes to the various skills of management. A quick quiz provides insight into leadership styles to help determine if a boss is doing their job or if they are truly lacking good managerial skills. The lively, fast-paced video uses ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National How to Find and Keep a Job

In today's new economy, where so much is so uncertain, finding and keeping a job seems to be on everyone's mind. How does one survive in this ever-changing climate? We hear from the thinkers and gurus about the changing direction of today's job market. As you will see, education and intelligence are only part of what you need to succeed. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:29:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013