Management

Court Rules that “Dependent Contractors” are Entitled to Termination Notice

One of the most important workforce distinctions that employers must make is between employees and independent contractors. Per the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, generally speaking employees: Do not provide their own tools, materials or equipment to do their work. Are paid a fixed rate (e.g. salary) that is not …

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Employers could be Liable for Negative References

Employers could be Liable for Negative References   Nobody knows exactly when checking references became a staple crop on the human resource landscape. Perhaps a time machine would reveal that our prehistoric cave-dwelling ancestors did some background work to ensure that the Columbian Mammoth hunter they were recruiting ticked all …

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How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal

How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal   Organizations that hire a new employee who has a negative history with a current employee, may find themselves on the wrong end of a constructive dismissal lawsuit and forced to deal with lasting reputation damage. Just ask Thunder Bay-based Tbaytel.   …

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FAQ:New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay

FAQ: New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay   ***Update*** Following consultations with business owners and other stakeholders, on May 7, 2018 the Government of Ontario announced that it has temporarily reinstated the pre-existing laws regarding public holiday pay. The Government also noted that it will conduct a review over …

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Love’em or Lose’em

Our thriving economy has created an impressive number of jobs over the last year and is forecasted to continue to flourish for the next few years. This is very good news for Canadian employers, with the most recent recession not quite faded from memory. But a growing labour market brings …

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human resources

Your HR plan – Visionary or a Hallucination

Effective Talent Management is one of the last sustainable competitive advantages for small and midsize businesses.  Developing an effective candidate generation and assessment plan is one of the most important steps to ensure business profitability and sustainability. To win the war for talent, you should be able to identify what …

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How To Activate Your Existing Employee Talent for Better Business Results

Top executives still see their utmost people priority as having “the right people in the right place, at the right time, doing their job well”.  In a Workforce.com article, “What the CEO wants from HR”, Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corporation (Lee, Nautica, The North Face and other lifestyle brands) …

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CEO Challenge: 5 Days to Improve Company Performance

Take the challenge to improve your leadership and company performance without spending a cent on expensive executive coach, off-site leadership training or a consultant. Challenge yourself Praise, don’t criticize – get psychology today article.  Just for today only provide positive feedback.  Catch 3 people doing something right! Bud out Allow …

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Treating Your Employees How You Treat Your Best Customers

Whatever your product, service or business model, you’re in business to sell something. That means you need someone to buy it. That someone is, of course, the customer. And that’s why businesses are focused on making customers happy and finding ways to keep them on board for the long haul …

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