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Employment Standards Ontario Poster – Free Download

PIVOTAL wants to ensure all employers understand their obligations and that all employees know their rights. The Ministry of Labour has revised the Employment Standards Poster entitled “Employment Standards in Ontario”. The poster describes important rights and requirements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Please download, print and post it …

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Is it Time to Review your Employee Guidelines Manual?

When is the last time you thoroughly reviewed your Employee Guidelines Manual?  If you see a thin layer of dust on the cover, now’s the time to review it. Joking aside, a guidelines manual should be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the policies are current, relevant and you …

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The True Cost of Employee Turnover

Replacing employees is no easy task. Recruiting and interviewing candidates can be an exhausting job and bringing new hires up to speed can be tricky for everyone involved. Replacing employees can also be an expensive process for most companies. In fact, recent studies into employee turnover revealed that replacing an …

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Attention Managers! Stop Wasting your Valuable Time!

Quite often Manager’s find themselves spending far too much time tied up in recruiting rather than focusing their efforts where they need to be. How many hours do you spend recruiting when you need to hire someone? Let’s look at 5 major steps that go into a hire: 1. Creating …

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business planning

Do You Need Scalability/Flexibility to Prosper in 2015?

  The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced last week that the U.S. economy grew by a whopping 5% in the 3rd quarter of 2014.  This unprecedented growth in GDP should have trickled into Canada’s economic growth numbers, yet things remained sluggish in Canada in the months of July, August, …

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Your HR plan – Visionary or a Hallucination

Effective Talent Management is one of the last sustainable competitive advantages for small and midsize businesses.  Developing an effective candidate generation and assessment plan is one of the most important steps to ensure business profitability and sustainability. To win the war for talent, you should be able to identify what …

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New Provincial Protected Leaves in Ontario To Take Effect October 29, 2014

As of October 29th, 2014 the list of job-protected leaves of absence under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) will include 3 additional leaves. The new list will expand to include Family Caregiver Leave, Critically Ill Child Care Leave and Crime Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave.   Family Caregiver …

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