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Canadian Labour Code changes effective September 1: “notice” of shift change and employee “right to refuse overtime for family responsibilities.”

Changes to the Canada Labour Code take effect September 1, 2019, impacting any federally regulated employers. The new rules make it mandatory for the employer to give written notice 96 hours before a schedule change, and 24 hours before a shift change. Other regulations include new pay equity standards, plus …

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Pay frequency, transparency, and overall pay experience more critical than the amount of pay or benefits to most employees

In seems like a no-brainer: to retain top employees offer competitive pay rates, benefits and opportunities for merit increases. Bonuses help. Right? Wrong. Although these are given standards, and employees/team members care about them, they are more likely to stick with their employer-based on three unexpected criteria: Pay frequency: flexibility …

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Implementing smartphone and technology policies to reduce the “distracted mind” in the workplace — for safety and productivity

Did you ever get to the end of a hard day — a day where you skipped lunch, worked late, and worked hard — but still felt as if you didn’t achieve much? 31.64% of workers, in a recent poll, admitted they were negatively distracted by technology at work. [1] …

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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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