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The pros and cons of engaging Employee Management Services or PEO for small business and the “Department of One”

Many small businesses are turning to employee management services or professional employer organizations (PEO) for help to manage their workforce. [Information on Pivotal’s Employee Management Services and PEO>>] While hiring a PEO offers a wide range of benefits for small businesses — especially with “departments of one” (DOOs) —  this …

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Leaked Tesla Employee Handbook is visionary — a peak inside a hard-working corporate culture and a manual that does it right

Tesla’s new employee handbook has been leaked, and it is providing insight for all non-employees into the inner-workings of Elon Musk’s mind and his unconventional leadership. Like him or not, Elon Musk inspires with visionary concepts. The Tesla Employee Handbook, recently leaked, is a peak not only into the visionary …

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HR: Project Management Trends 2020: remote teams, advanced analytics, security and emotional intelligence

Just like all the other sectors in business, the field of project management is undergoing dynamic transformation along with technological advances witnessed in the recent past. This is abundantly evident in the report: 2020 project management trends. What will Trend in Project Management in 2020?   Remote Teams With the …

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Covid-19 workplace best practices — expert and government guidelines, including tips for “Social Distancing” and managing remote work.

To help protect your team — and help managers mitigate the Covid-19 risks — Pivotal Solutions brought together the current tactics, rules, and suggestions from government, health experts, and human resource experts (with citations.) NOTE: The guidance changes frequently, check your latest guidelines or our blog for updates. Although this …

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Only 43% of Canadian employees are offered home remote working options; 61% prefer to work remotely

Technological advances have transformed how operations are conducted in various sectors. One area transforming is how employees work where advances in ICT have interconnected the world, eliminating the limitations imposed by boundaries and geographical locations. Currently, the number of people working remotely away from physical offices and workplaces is increasing …

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32% of workers plan to “change jobs” in the next 2 years; only 16 % expect to remain with their current employer in 5 years

According to a new survey, 32% of employees plan to change jobs in the next 2 years. The report also highlighted that in the last six months, one-quarter of the employees surveyed have been recruited by another company while only 16% are planning to stay with their current employer in …

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Can some discussions be banned at work? Does Freedom of Speech protect against discipline or dismissal?

Freedom of speech in the workplace should not be misinterpreted to mean freedom from consequences. Even though freedom of expression is protected by section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), the protection is not offered blindly. The charter guarantees freedom of expression by protecting individuals from …

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85 percent of employees indicate they may quit after a bad or “unfair” performance review

One of the tried-and-tested strategies for retaining valuable employees in any organization is a fair performance review system. It is undeniable that employees’ performance reviews are essential for companies to attain the highest level of productivity, profitability, and long-term sustainability. Maple Holistics HR Manager Nate Masterson says, “Review is a …

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Medical cost benefits expected to rise 6 percent in Canada in 2020; Musculoskeletal conditions main cost. How to prevent issues in your workplace.

With health medical benefit costs set to rise another six percent in 2020 — according to a report from Aon [1] — HR Management teams are focusing on preventative care where possible. Globally, costs for employer sponsored medical plans is expected to increase 8 percent in 2020, up from 7.8 …

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