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Keeping Employees Productive in the Summer

Summer in Canada means countless outdoor activities, summer vacations and fun in the sun. However for many Canadian companies, the summer means business is slow. With the sun shining outside and the work pace slowing down you may find an overall lack of motivation from employees who are more likely …

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What New Employees Want and Need From Their Managers

Who causes a new employee to quit prematurely and move on to another organization? Is it the Human Resources representative who inadequately explains what forms to fill out to get the right benefits? Is it the new colleague who talks too fast when explaining the computer system the new employee …

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Vacation Scheduling: Five Keys to Success

In the current environment of organizational efficiency, as staff are asked to do “more with less” and work “smarter not harder”, the pressure on payroll departments is unrelenting. Scheduling time-off for staff is both tricky and essential. So how do you manage the workflow in payroll when staff go on …

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The Battle of Vacation Planning

Summer is on the way, which means that we can all look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures and barbecue after blissful barbecue. However, there’s something else up ahead that isn’t so inspiring and which might even make some of us pine for a return to the frigid depths of …

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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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