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What Employers Need to Know About Joint Health and Safety Committees

A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is comprised of both worker and employer representatives, who work collaboratively to improve health and safety conditions across the work environment. Typical JHSC tasks include identifying health and safety issues (occuring, alleged and potential), inspecting the workplace, raising awareness of health and safety, …

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3 Types of Human Resource Policies that Make or Break an “Open Office” Layout

In the last few years, many businesses — including high profile enterprises like Google — have said goodbye to conventional offices, and replaced them with what is known in office design circles as an “open office” layout. This is where walls and barriers are eliminated (or kept to a minimum), …

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PIVOTAL Integrated HR Solutions Expands Healthcare Recruitment Division with Acquisition of Brock Placement Group

  Brock will operate alongside PIVOTAL’s Healthcare Recruitment Division as Part of a Larger and More Comprehensive Client-Focused Team Mississauga, ON (July 17, 2017) —PIVOTAL Integrated HR Solutions announced today that it has acquired national recruitment firm Brock Placement Group. Brock’s founder and principal Eric Fobert has also joined PIVOTAL …

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Summary of Proposed Major Changes to Ontario’s Labour Laws

  The Government of Ontario has recently announced its intention to introduce a new piece of legislation called the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.” If passed, the legislation would represent broad and major changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act, and impact hundreds of thousands of …

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HR Intervention: What to do When a Top Performer Starts “Breaking Bad”

It’s a scenario that often starts with denial, turns into dismay, and then winds up in disaster: a top performer who once set the standard has “broken bad”. They show up late – or sometimes not at all. Their attitude is cynical, their actions are inconsiderate, their communication is hostile, …

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Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?

Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires? When it comes to recruiting, the purpose of screening applicants is to identify the most suitable candidates – and separate them from those that don’t make the cut. Surprisingly however, many organizations — and especially smaller and mid-sized …

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Why "We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems" Means you need an HR Strategy ASAP

Why “We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems” Means You Need an HR Strategy ASAP If you can claim that your business “doesn’t have any real HR problems,” then instead of calculating how much money you’re saving on staff and technology, it’s in your best interest to heed this advice: …

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Temporary Staffing in the Multigenerational Workplace

While more than one generation in a workplace is nothing new, today’s workplace is likely to consist of at least three generations of workers at any time: “Baby Boomers” born between the end of WW II and the early 1960’s currently make up the oldest segment of workers now that the “Silent …

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Motivating Temp Staff Without Money

Motivating the workforce without increasing the company’s budget is a constant concern of most employers. When part of that workforce contains temporary staffing, many wonder what the best motivational techniques are for these valued but short-time workers. While many employers initially think of money, there are actually other ways to …

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