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80% of workers are open to recruitment, even if they are happy in their job; corporate culture one key to retention: US National Survey

Employers and Human Resource Managers may have to work extra hard to retain workers, according to data from 2018 Job Seeker Nation Study in the U.S, which indicates 80% of workers are open to new job opportunities. According to the data, a large cohort of employees are happy now but, …

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Psychological well-being in the workplace: a $20 billion problem that has companies turning to outsource HR: 15 risk-factors, 30 helpful tips

October 10th is Mental Health Day. The day is designed to help raise awareness and remove the stigmas associated with psychological issues. 23% of Canadian workers are uncomfortable speaking about a psychological health issue with their manager — even though 20% of workers experience a problem each year. Outsourcing HR …

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Good for jobs and economy says Prime Minister: USMCA replaces NAFTA in more than just name

USMCA may be an awkward name, but it appears to be a win for Canadian jobs and the Economy, with the notable exception of the Dairy industry — and possibly the steel industry, depending on post-agreement tariff actions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: “A good deal for Canada that will …

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HR Managers: Millennials by the numbers — what you need to know about “the new face of the workplace.”

Millennials are the face of the future workplace, according to PEW Research. Known as “confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change,” your HR planning inevitably will include a sizable cohort of Millennial team members. Millennials have already flexed their demographic muscle, influencing the decline of non-tech industries and the …

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Annoying is not a “capital offence”: the difference between irritating and incompatible: when is it okay to dismiss an employee for behavior in Canada?

Firing is, effectively, a “capital punishment” in terms of employment law. Before dismissing that annoying employee, ask yourself important questions. Does this employee’s infuriating behaviour rise to the level of a “capital offence?” Did it tangibly harm the business? Annoying, by itself, is not grounds for summary dismissal. You’ll likely …

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Why you need a “Chief Employee Experience Officer”: 80% of Canadian employees feel employer’s duty includes keeping them healthy

In a recent survey of Canadian Employees, nearly 80 per cent felt strongly that it is the employer’s obligation and duty to keep them healthy — both mental and physical health.[1] The survey, commissioned by Staples Inc, is not the first study to support the importance of employer health support …

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Research reveals a growing trend to outsource HR Management and HR Resources; top reasons companies outsource

According to new research from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the growing complexity of HR Management is one of the top reasons for outsourcing HR. Amongst the top 500 companies worldwide, more than half specifically outsource HR — a number that is growing. The top reasons for outsourcing …

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Court Rules that “Dependent Contractors” are Entitled to Termination Notice

One of the most important workforce distinctions that employers must make is between employees and independent contractors. Per the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, generally speaking employees: Do not provide their own tools, materials or equipment to do their work. Are paid a fixed rate (e.g. salary) that is not …

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Ontario MoL Reviewing Application for Excess Hours & Overtime Averaging

HR Advisor: Ontario MoL ” Reviewing Applications for Excess Hours and Overtime Averaging On the heels of Bill 148 that received Royal Assent in Ontario on November 27, 2017 — though most changes come into effect January 1, 2019 — the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has released The Changing Workplaces …

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