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80% of workers are open to recruitment, even if they are happy in their job; corporate culture one key to retention: US National Survey

Employers and Human Resource Managers may have to work extra hard to retain workers, according to data from 2018 Job Seeker Nation Study in the U.S, which indicates 80% of workers are open to new job opportunities. According to the data, a large cohort of employees are happy now but, …

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Attracting key talent: research indicates inefficient recruiting is impacting productivity and income: time-to-hire increases by 62%

Especially in today’s competitive job market, the hiring cycle can be long for key roles — averaging 60 days or more for many skill sets in Canada. “The average time to fill a job—from the initial posting to an accepted offer of employment—increased by 62 percent…” according to SHRM. [3] …

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50% of employees share secret company information — and other reasons to outsource payroll services

The reasons corporate secrets spread are numerous — carelessness, malicious conduct, coercion, social media slips, questions at job interviews — but nowhere are the stakes higher than in payroll confidentiality. The repercussions are immediate if salaries and bonuses leak: business loss, employee poaching, team discontent and jealousy, and (possible) discrimination …

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Payroll team members take 9.6 days per year off; contingency emergency planning for short-term payroll outsource support

According to Statscan, leave in the workplace is increasing, averaging 9.6 days per employee per year. What do you do, though, if that person who has an abrupt need for emergency or sick leave is your key payroll team member? What do you do when that key payroll person is …

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Psychological well-being in the workplace: a $20 billion problem that has companies turning to outsource HR: 15 risk-factors, 30 helpful tips

October 10th is Mental Health Day. The day is designed to help raise awareness and remove the stigmas associated with psychological issues. 23% of Canadian workers are uncomfortable speaking about a psychological health issue with their manager — even though 20% of workers experience a problem each year. Outsourcing HR …

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Payroll Management: Ontario Premier Doug Ford to reverse “job killing” labour reform bill 148

In a move sure to please business owners and employers, Doug Ford has vowed to “scrap” Bill 148. As reported previously in the Pivotal HR Blog (“Struggling with new guidelines?”), Payroll and HR Managers, business owners and stakeholders were asking the government to put the brakes on the plan due …

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Good for jobs and economy says Prime Minister: USMCA replaces NAFTA in more than just name

USMCA may be an awkward name, but it appears to be a win for Canadian jobs and the Economy, with the notable exception of the Dairy industry — and possibly the steel industry, depending on post-agreement tariff actions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: “A good deal for Canada that will …

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HR Managers: Millennials by the numbers — what you need to know about “the new face of the workplace.”

Millennials are the face of the future workplace, according to PEW Research. Known as “confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change,” your HR planning inevitably will include a sizable cohort of Millennial team members. Millennials have already flexed their demographic muscle, influencing the decline of non-tech industries and the …

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Payroll solution to high debt? 66 per cent of employees in a better position than a year ago; but 94% carry debt: Survey

Nationally, the majority of employees report being in a better position this year, versus a year ago — according to a new survey from the Canadian Payroll Association. Although slightly less than half report living “pay cheque to pay cheque” — largely due to increases in debt and expenses — …

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