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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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A Hiring Strategy That Actually Reduces Your WSIB Premiums and NEER Surcharge Risk

Companies all too often unnecessarily increase their NEER surcharges by one simple mistake in how they hire staff. Aside from the strategic advantages and flexibility a temporary staff workforce provides, there are significant financial benefits that can be realized with temporary workers augmenting your permanent workforce. The Secret NEER Risk …

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Statutory Holidays. Love them or Hate them?

Long weekends mean more time at the cottage, on the ski hill or reading a book, but no matter how you choose to spend your time, there is no doubt that everyone enjoys statutory holidays. If you are a human resources or payroll person, your view of statutory holidays can …

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The Ins and Outs of Shopping For The Employee Benefits Plan

In the past decade, the employee benefits market has undergone some significant changes. These changes have been brought about by Clients and Brokers, Governments, Insurers, and Self Insurance, Each transfers an element of risk to benefit plan sponsors. Clients and Brokers When asked why they have benefits; clients usually state …

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Canadian salary increases for 2010?

Last week, Hewitt Associates released some valuable insights for employers from their 31st annual Salary Increase survey.  The survey was conducted in June and July of this year and the results are based on responses from 387 organizations representing more than 710,000 employees in Canada. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SURVEY The …

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What can we do to help our employees through their own economic hardships?

I saw a question online about this very subject but the question was closed before I could respond so I thought I would post it here: I think perhaps the biggest impact you can make (outside of the obvious which would include providing employees with financial planning and budgeting lunch and …

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