How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Help Wanted: Profits in the People Business

This Fortune Hunters episode is all about employment. With dreary job loss numbers all over the news, you’d have to be crazy to start a new employment agency in this industry, right? But the staffing and recruitment industry is ploughing full steam ahead. In 2008 alone, this industry generated over $5.6 billion and employed millions of Canadians. One of the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2013 Hockey Lockout: A Season Saved

When the NHL locked out its players in the fall of 2012, many people thought yet another hockey season would be lost. But after months of tense negotiations, a new labour agreement was reached early in 2013. We look at the bargaining process and the key players behind the deal.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

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The National Honesty Tests in the Workplace

With Canadian retailers losing a staggering $1.4 million a day to the pockets of their own staff, is the use of these tests justified? It's cheap and it's legal, but do the questions give an accurate reading? At present there are guidelines for honesty tests, but their use is voluntary and the companies giving the tests are unregulated. Decisions are ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:08
  • 13-14
  • 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

Doc Zone How to Be Happy

Did you know that happy people live 8-9 years longer, have better relationships, earn more money, tend to be more creative and make more effort to help others? This documentary tells us what happiness is (and what it isn't), helps us find out how happy we are, and gives practical tips on how we can increase our happiness.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace How to Complain

Marketplace examines the way we complain and the way in which these complaints are handled by the industry. The program offers the top ten tips on how to complain and visits with a lady in New York who makes a living by complaining.
  • 2004
  • 00:23:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

News in Review - September 2011 Life, Work and Smartphones

Smartphones have become a popular wireless communications device. Although smartphones look like cell phones, they can do much more than send and receive phone calls. This News in Review story examines how the capabilities of smartphones are rapidly transforming — for better or worse — our personal and professional lives.
  • 2011
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2011

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Venture Mad Science and Update

When they were teenagers Ariel Shlein and his brother started their own small business called Mad Science, performing science shows for children at schools, libraries or birthday parties. After franchising the business, it grew so quickly Shlein has little time for anything but Mad Science. He is hoping to add 40 franchisees to a growing business empire that already includes 73 ...
  • 2002
  • 00:10:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015