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PIVOTAL Partners with activpayroll

  PIVOTAL is proud to announce its new partnership with activpayroll We are very excited to announce the opening of our new Ontario based office in partnership with activepayroll.  PIVOTAL has made strides in the payroll industry in Canada and is now partnered with an award winning global payroll company. …

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BILL 18 Is Changing the Employment Landscape in Ontario

Recently the Government of Ontario re-introduced legislation to amend various employment-related statutes:  Bill 18, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (formerly Bill 146 – the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2013).  Bill 146 “died” on the order paper when the provincial parliament was dissolved but with …

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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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[Ask HR] I’m Leaving My Company, What Happens to My Profit Sharing and Vacation Pay?

We take questions from both employers and employees. If you have a question, let us know below. In the meantime, take a look at this week’s question: I’m a long term employee contemplating leaving my employer and going to the competition. When I provide my 2 weeks notice my employer …

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The Unseen Costs of Employee Overtime

Too much work for your existing full-time employees? The first, most natural decision to this problem is to ask your workers to spend a little more time at their jobs in an employee overtime situation. Because your employees will be earning higher wages for this extra work, it’s easy to …

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Employee Incentives Can Be More Than Just Money

What is in it for me? As humans we have the tendency to ask that question. Especially when our time, skills and expertise is demanded of us.  That is why offering employee incentives are so important if you want to attract and keep top talent. An employee incentive can include …

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To Cover or Not to Cover?

Composing a lot of cover letters during a job search can be very challenging for job seekers. It takes a great deal of energy and time to tailor a letter specifically for every job they apply to. So, it’s not surprising that applicants often ask if they need to include …

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What to Do When Employees Are Taking Too Many Sick Days

“What do you mean you’re not coming in today?” Not the response we would recommend but at times I can understand it. Absent employees result in lost sales, poorer levels of customer service and increased stress on the people who are at work. The recent survey by Angus Reid on …

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How to Use a Recruiting Agency to Offer a Competitive Salary

One of the toughest aspects of hiring is figuring out how much to pay for different jobs. And yet, targeting the right salary is critical. If you advertise a salary that is too low, you may be flooded by applicants who are unqualified for the job. On the other hand, …

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