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The Value of a Vote Not Cast

In Canada and the US, voter turnout rates are atrocious. The conference board of Canada recently gave Canada a grade of “C” when comparing voter turnout rates of seventeen peer countries (ranking fourteenth out of seventeen, the US was even worse at dead last—seventeenth!).

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4 Ways to Engage Employees in Your Idea Program

Innovation is a top priority for many companies (in fact, for nearly two thirds of companies, according to a recent Bain study). Given its importance, leaders naturally desire all employees to be part of the company’s innovation agenda in some shape or form. Through working with our clients to launch their engaged idea programs with our idea software, we have observed that it is not happenstance when an active, participatory employee community emerges. In fact, there are four key elements that need to be in place for employees to direct their time and energy to sharing new ideas or executing innovative initiatives.

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Latest hire puts Client Success at Centre Stage

We are excited to welcome Jessica Weisz to HitSend as our Chief Client Officer!  Jessica is passionate about how new ideas drive positive change and the power of a community. Her background consists of developing growth strategies, designing user experiences and driving transformative change in some of the world’s leading organizations.

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5 Tips to Engage Employees for Managers


From Gallup to Aon, there is a consistent trend of disengaged employees and Human Resources is struggling to increase productivity by engaging employees. We could recite all the reasons why it is important for your employees to stay engaged but let’s cut to the chase suggest actionable items to improve and change the way your employees engage. Today, we bring you our top five tips that you , the manager, can do to help re-engage employees and maximize the potential of your employees and teams.

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Co-op Files: Reflections from Our Resident Funny Guy

Meet Willie Cheong. Willie is a web application developer co-op student from the University of Waterloo,  our Resident Funny Guy who  likes to queue up bugs for the “slaughter house”. Going into the second half of his third year of Engineering in September, Willie wanted to share some reflections about his time here as a co-op student at HitSend.  

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How We Develop at SoapBox

About a year ago Graham and I went to Google IO to learn about some upcoming technology and meet some tech folk in the valley. The experience was great. We met a bunch of great people and got our hands on some new technology. Beyond everything else, the best thing we got out of that conference was a technology/development mentor & a new startup development process.

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