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Can You Afford to Hire the Wrong Temp Staff?

Many employers tend to overlook a critical aspect when hiring temp staff:  Temporary employees are as important as permanent employees. That’s because temp employees usually perform the same tasks as permanent staff, including interacting with clients, accessing data bases, ordering and receiving merchandise, and so on. If you consider all …

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When Do Temp Workers Have to Be Paid Public Holiday Pay in Ontario?

Even though Bill-139 came into effect December 1, 2008, there is still confusion about Public Holiday Pay requirements for temp workers. In an effort to avoid paying Public Holiday Pay wages to temps, some employers mistakenly cancel work shifts for their temp workers the day immediately before and the day …

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MOL Summer Safety Blitz: Young/New Workers

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced a new safety blitz starting in May will focus on young and new workers.  Inspectors will be checking young and new workers: Are properly oriented, trained and supervised on jobs. Meet minimum age requirements Are protected by safety measures to prevent injuries. They …

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Four-Day Workweek Saves $1.8 Million

Here is some food for thought for companies looking to save money and potentially improve employee job satisfaction. Four-Day Workweek Saves $1.8 Million in Utah, Makes Workers Happy

Poll: Social Media Policies

We’ve posted our first poll on the right side of this blog.  We’re wondering if you’ve implemented policies regarding social media in the workplace.  Just a simple yes or no question for the time being.  We will be pulling together thoughts and discussing social media’s place in the workplace, since …

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Forget the Resume, Kill on the Cover Letter

Here is a great article that speaks to the importance of a good cover letter.  I liked that it plainly says anyone can make a good/decent resume (though I’m sure our recruiters might disagree), not everyone can write a stellar cover letter. Forget the resume, kill on the cover letter …

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Welcome to Our Newest Director

Pivotal has been working with clients in British Columbia and Alberta for a couple years now, and recently we needed to hire a new HR Director to assist in the West.  So please leave a comment and say hello to Sarah Chapman.  A Vancouver native, Sarah comes to Pivotal with …

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"Management Sucks" – PROFIT Magazine

Our president was quoted in a PROFIT magazine article about employer rating sites.

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