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CPA Ontario’s Future Forward podcasts offer a refreshing gateway to new ideas and hot topics for professionals across industries. 

Episodes are available free of charge to anyone using your favorite podcast app (open your podcast app and search for "CPA Ontario Future Forward"), or listen to them below.

 

 

Feb 28, 2019

Organizations often must determine whether to outsource a service or perform it with in-house resources. Outsourcing makes sense in many situations, but the decision should not be taken lightly. In this episode, Laura Simeoni explains the benefits and risks of outsourcing, and provides some advice to companies that are...


Feb 26, 2019

All employees have their own unique personalities, communication styles, and ways of working. Successful organizations recognize the complementary values of different personality types, and use them to build a better work environment, improve communication, and increase productivity. In this episode, Laura Simeoni talks...


Feb 21, 2019

Most employers know that employees want to feel valued, and they understand financial rewards alone are not enough. So, what can an organization do to walk the talk and show employees that they are indeed valued? Laura Simeoni answers this question with suggestions related to different types of recognition and...


Feb 20, 2019

When hiring new staff, organizations must consider “fit” in terms of technical skills and enabling skills. Without the right fit, the staff could have trouble meeting job expectations or integrating into the organization’s culture. In this episode, Laura Simeoni draws on her extensive experience in training...


Feb 14, 2019

Training is an important component of onboarding. An effective training program ensures staff understand what they need to do on the job, but just as importantly, why. One-size-fits-all approaches rarely work—each organization must develop a program that meets its own needs through a combination of different methods....