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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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5 Best Practices for On-boarding Seasonal Workers

Whether they need to increase capacity in their retail or online store, help tax filers submit returns on time, ensure that landscape crews are properly staffed — and the list of examples goes on — businesses of all sizes rely on seasonal workers to increase capacity, meet customer expectations and …

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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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Temporary Staffing in the Multigenerational Workplace

While more than one generation in a workplace is nothing new, today’s workplace is likely to consist of at least three generations of workers at any time: “Baby Boomers” born between the end of WW II and the early 1960’s currently make up the oldest segment of workers now that the “Silent …

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Temporary Foreign Workers – the Deadline Dilemma

By Elizabeth Rose, HR Consultant and Writer Tens of thousands of people who entered the country under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Program were to be deported on Wednesday April 1, 2015 due to changes in regulations brought in by the Conservative government in 2011. While advocates for the workers …

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The Top 3 Myths About Temp Staffing

If enough people repeat a falsehood, the majority of people will assume it must be true. That is the case with myths about temp staffing. This is a good thing to keep in mind when doing your research in connection with selecting a temp agency. When talking to colleagues, friends, …

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Do You Need Scalability/Flexibility to Prosper in 2015?

  The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced last week that the U.S. economy grew by a whopping 5% in the 3rd quarter of 2014.  This unprecedented growth in GDP should have trickled into Canada’s economic growth numbers, yet things remained sluggish in Canada in the months of July, August, …

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Labour Challenges Resolved by Temp Staffing Agencies

  Labour Challenges Resolved by Temp Staffing Agencies There are numerous labour-related challenges that a company faces. These challenges could be related to the following: [listdot] Having sufficient staff Human resources (HR) related issues Health and Safety issues Labour laws [/listdot] Temp staffing agencies can help with addressing these issues. …

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