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Can you terminate an employee with a long-term disability? Ontario court says “desire to work” is not enough to prevent termination.

Fifteen percent of Ontarians, and nearly four million Canadians had “a disability that limited their daily activities,” according to StatsCan. [1] Small to mid-sized employers struggle with managing disability leave. What do you do when you have a team member on leave for a disability? How do you plan around …

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With 51 percent of employers rejecting candidates based on social media, here’s how to avoid liability from discrimination claims

The majority of employers research prospective employee profiles on social media and online. According to a survey by Sterling: 90 percent of employers include some form of social media screening. 56 percent of employers found their best candidates via social media 51 percent of employers reject candidates based on what …

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Six ways to manage High Conflict Personalities: overcome aggression, narcissism, antisocial behaviour and mood-swings

No challenge in HR management is more daunting than the “High Conflict Personality” (HCP) or difficult team members. Often, they are the top performers; their aggression, exaggerations, narcissism, or lack of empathy may have helped them overcome challenges in the workplace, or driven them to succeed no matter what. On …

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58% of CFOs say expense claims rising: “outrageous” reimbursements include speeding tickets, toys and embezzlement expenses

In a new survey of 300 CFOs, respondents indicated an alarming increase in “outrageous” expense claims from team members. [1] Fifty-eight percent of CFOs in Canada report claims are increasing, versus only 32% reporting no change. Seventeen percent reported a “significant increase” in expense claims over “the last three years.” …

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Pet Perks: How important are they? Data indicates it is very important in competitive employment market

“Pet perks” is usually considered a “niche” benefit. In today’s highly competitive market, where critical positions go unfilled for weeks or months, it may be the difference between “best candidate” and none. The classic example, from a company with huge recruiting needs, is Amazon. At the Seattle campus, there are …

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What are job seekers looking for? Work culture dominates trends: important insights for recruiters

Traditionally, recruiters, HR Managers, and employers have held to the notions that job seekers are most strongly weighing salary and benefits when choosing between jobs in a competitive market. Data on GoogleTrends and internet search information helps broaden our understanding of what sought-after employees truly care about — giving you …

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19% of Ontario employers plan to increase hiring in third quarter 2019, as high as 38% in one sector: survey

Based on “hiring intentions” of employers, a new survey of 1900 employers indicated that nineteen percent of employers plan to increase staffing levels, and seventy-seven percent plan to leave staffing unchanged (in other words, no reductions.) This is in line with economic forecasting and bodes well for the job market. …

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Payroll managing supplementary pay practices: attracting and retaining top talent with differentials, bonuses and spot “irregular” pay

A mix of supplemental bonusing and differentials can be crucial to retaining or attracting talent to your company, but it is easy to run afoul of fairness and equity rules, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance rules, and other legislation — not to mention any “collective agreements” in your workplace. …

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“Dying for a paycheque?” — good HR Managmement can breathe new life into your team

With power personalities such as Elon Musk advocating 100-hour weeks — and many real-life examples of 100-hour work weeks, notably amongst software developers — HR managers have to be careful not to literally “work their teams to death.” Chances are, if you are a manager, you are one of the …

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