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How to Select a Temporary Staffing Service

A company is only as good as its employees. If you own/manage a company, this applies to everyone, from the top executives to those who are working in the mailroom. Given that your employees are essential to your business and company, you need the best staffing services to ensure that …

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I Don’t Want My Temp Workers Killed

There are many good reasons to want to avoid workplace accidents. Among the potential costs to a business: [listdot] Production downtime or shutdown Invasive investigations by MOL/WSIB Re-hiring/Re-training costs Increased WSIB premiums and/or NEER surcharges Fines and penalties including criminal offences Harm to a business reputation/brand [/listdot] The most tragic …

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When Do Temp Workers Have to Be Paid Public Holiday Pay in Ontario?

Even though Bill-139 came into effect December 1, 2008, there is still confusion about Public Holiday Pay requirements for temp workers. In an effort to avoid paying Public Holiday Pay wages to temps, some employers mistakenly cancel work shifts for their temp workers the day immediately before and the day …

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Don't Let a Shortage of Skilled Workers Hold You Back

Many employers dread the day they place an advertisement for skilled workers due to perceived shortages in the workforce.  The notion of overpaying for potential hires or bringing on under qualified applicants can sour the stomachs of human resource professionals and managers alike.  But there are many options available to …

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Don't Pour Money Down the Drain Hiring the Wrong Temp Staff

Hiring temporary employees can be a stressful undertaking for even the most experienced of human resource professionals.  There are many issues to consider when bringing on temp staff such as workplace culture, management requirements, production levels, and even the potential impact on permanent employees.  Making the wrong decisions can be …

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Reduce Overtime with Temporary Staff

Temporary staffing is a valuable option to employers for many reasons. With overtime expenses that can nearly double personnel costs the ability to reduce overtime expenses by utilizing temporary workers is among the most attractive. And there are many ways in which employers manage overtime expenses through the use of …

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Temporary Workers are Reliable

Amongst many employers the general notion when it comes to temporary workers is that, while accessible and convenient, they lack a level of reliability required in many positions. This idea has undoubtedly sprung from isolated experiences some employers have had and seemingly has taken on a life of its own …

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What to Look for in a Staffing Agency

When choosing a staffing agency to partner with, there are several factors that prove vital to finding the best fit.  As with most business practices, it is important to review a staffing agency’s own retention rates and quality of staff.  Additionally, insight into their employment practices and business ethics can …

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Benefits of Using a Professional Staffing Firm

Professional staffing firms focus their attention exclusively on placing the best candidates with appropriate employers.  In doing so they offer important benefits to employers aside from supplementing the direct hiring processes.  A good staffing partner can prove a valuable resource and long-term business relationship, providing insight into labor trends, local …

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