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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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Bill 160, WSIB Costs, and Ministry Of Labour Drop-In Blitzes

Is Your Company Ready? With Bill 160 focus on training – inspections include checking on new workers, summer students, temporary workers or any potentially vulnerable worker to ensure they have received the necessary safety training, and have awareness of their rights, responsibilities, and hazards. Your company and the temporary agency …

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How a Well-Designed Compensation Plan Can Attract the Best Talent

Attracting top-quality talent is about more than wages. Highly qualified employees are a great benefit to your company—and they know it. Unlike run-of-the-mill candidates, top-shelf applicants usually have several offers to choose from. Getting that talent into your workforce can become nothing more than a bidding war–if you allow it. …

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Small Business Owners and the Real Cost of Hiring

Recently I have been speaking with a lot of small business owners, actively looking or about to embark on a search for a new employee to fill a hole left by a previous co-worker, or they are expanding the company and have created a shiny new position. A fair amount …

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What Do You Want Your Retirement To Look Like?

Successful retirement is about knowing what you are “retiring to” rather than what you are “retiring from”. It is often a distinction that people neglect to make and one that can impede a successful transition. Given today’s statistical life span, a large majority of the population could spend as many …

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