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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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What Employers Should Know About Employees Taking Sick Leave

While there are many human resource-related issues that can cause confusion and spark conflict, few are as problematic as what employers can and cannot ask when an employee goes on extended sick leave.  This is because employers need to: Show their employee that they care. Ensure they comply with all …

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Inter-Company Transfers (Changes to Program)

In the past, organizations have been able to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to their Canadian entity with minimal resistance. However, the Government of Canada has recently announced significant changes to the Specialized Knowledge stream of the Intra-Company Transfer program. Employees seeking transfer to Canada under this stream will need …

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Don’t Ignore Social Media – Have a Policy!

Social media can be a powerful tool, for good and bad. As an employer, you can give some direction to the positive use of social media and set expectations through a policy. Employers have the right to manage employee conduct that affects the workplace, including the use of social media. …

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Simple Tips to Keep Your Employees Engaged and Motivated!

It doesn’t take a genius to know there’s always room for improvement. In a labour market where employees have the choice to shop around for jobs , it is important to keep your best staff motivated and productive. Employee engagement is a big issue and there’s a lot which can …

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