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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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5 Ways that Human Resources Drives Sales Success

While they have certainly not been avowed foes or mortal enemies, human resources and sales have traditionally not worked in the same space — and that was fine with both camps. Human resources focused on issues like recruiting, compliance and terminations, while sales focused on nurturing prospects into customers. So …

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How the HR Rules Differ From the US to Canada

How do HR principles and practices differ from the US to Canada? There are many differences that you may not know about! Download our FREE guide to read more.  

What Employers Should Know About Employees Taking Sick Leave

While there are many human resource-related issues that can cause confusion and spark conflict, few are as problematic as what employers can and cannot ask when an employee goes on extended sick leave.  This is because employers need to: Show their employee that they care. Ensure they comply with all …

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When can an employee take a vacation?

Where a lot of confusion occurs, is if an employer has the power to instruct their employees when they can take vacation. Simply, employers have the final say as to when an employee can go on their vacation. An employer has the right to manage its business as it deems …

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Health & Safety in Ontario: Are your employee’s aware?

On July 1, 2014, a new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will come into effect which will require all Employers to provide Health & Safety Awareness training to their employee’s. The regulation outlines what needs to be covered in the training for both workers and supervisors. …

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Growing Businesses Expanding from US to Canada

HR Risk Hot Spots With the residue of the recession finally starting to wash away, 2014 brings about new opportunities for organizational growth. Companies that are successful in their home countries and are looking for growth naturally consider international expansion as the next big step. For US companies looking to …

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