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Top 5 characteristics most important – as ranked by HR Managers

What characteristics do HR managers value the most in candidates? The answer is not that straightforward for entry-level HR candidates. HR is a hands-on profession and requires some experience to succeed. This makes it challenging for HR managers to pick the best candidate from a pool of largely inexperienced applicants. …

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Workplace Changes for 2020

With the recent disruptive and devastating events, will the workplace ever be the same? Daily life has already changed, along with the workplace. A great deal of change occurred in the early days, with drastic changes in the workplace to maintain a sense of normalcy. The well-prepared swiftly switched to …

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The Musts for an Employment Contract

The frustration and heartburn due to costly errors in the employment contract are avoidable. Before putting fingers to keyboard or the traditional pen to paper, you have to define the musts – the essential terms – for the employment contract. The essential terms are defined by the context and reasons …

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Things you DON’T need on your resume

Statistics indicate that recruiters take an average of 7.4 seconds to skim over a resume. Too short to make your case, right? This is why you need to create a comprehensive resume before hunting for a job. The best resume should be your spokesperson, marketer, advocator, promoter, and witness all …

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Managing IT resource security for remote employees (Survey) – and a checklist for your team.

With the recent events forcing an estimated 62% of employees to work remotely, organizations are fully preoccupied with the challenges associated with the magnitude of the transformation. Many are struggling to manage and protect mission-critical IT resources from cyber threats. According to a survey by CNBC, 36% of business executives …

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An HR PEO Frequently Asked Questions

For any organization to exploit employment management services like a professional employer organization (PEO), they need extensive insight into what exactly a PEO can do for them. PEOs are more than just a great source to outsource HR capabilities and expertise for small and medium businesses. They are co-employers and …

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Feds Extend Recall Period for Temporary Layoffs

The Canadian government has extended the recall period for temporary layoffs for up to six months and targets federally regulated employers. The rules guiding the extension are set out in the Canada Labour Standards Regulations. Workers who were temporarily laid off before March 31, 2020, have slightly different rules from …

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How to Onboard Remote Employees

Are you frustrated by the complexity of onboarding remote employees? Don’t worry, you are not alone. With the recent events pushing many businesses to shift to remote work, some organizations have been caught flatfooted. Onboarding remote employees for the first time can be a challenge and requires tried-and-tested strategies and …

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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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