Catching the M&A Wave

A recent article in the December 8th issue of Globe & Mail reports that BMO is seeing a boom in mergers in the coming year.  If you are one of the fortunate Canadian companies predicted to expand your operations or buy out a competitor in 2011, improve your chances of …

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Canadian salary increases for 2010?

Last week, Hewitt Associates released some valuable insights for employers from their 31st annual Salary Increase survey.  The survey was conducted in June and July of this year and the results are based on responses from 387 organizations representing more than 710,000 employees in Canada. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SURVEY The …

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Young Workers Push Employers for Wider Web Access

Just browsing through the headlines on BusinessWeek and came across this article: Young workers push employers for wider Web access I’m sure the Gen Y readers will particularly enjoy the article, but I’d like Baby Boomer business owners to take a moment and read it as well.  Here is a quote …

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hr bartender — Hiding Behind the Economy

Found this interesting article over on hr bartender — HR RESPONSIBLY. We are certainly seeing a number of companies laying off people and they are all using the economy as an excuse for getting rid of the low performers.  But this begs the question, why weren’t the low performers dealt with …

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50 Best Employers to Work for in Canada

The newest listing of the 50 Best Employers to Work for in Canada has been posted, and its a good list.  Of particular interest is this synopsis of how the top five did it – it seems to all come down to communication, teamwork and mutual-respect between management and employees.

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