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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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Finding Quality Temporary Employees – The Temp Agency Solution

Acquiring the services of a high-quality staffing agency is a great way for a company to procure new employees. Companies may think their HR departments or other employees can do an adequate job of finding a new employee and therefore feel there is no need for such a service. However, the list below showcases …

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Is your Contract Worker really your Employee? Part 2

In Part 1 last month we discussed the factors used for Non-Quebec contracts. In Part 2 we will continue the discussion for contracts in Quebec. Why is this important to know? If Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits your company & determines the contract workers you have employed are to have …

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Planning for Growth — How Temp-to-Perm May be a Good Option

The decision to hire additional staff members is a delicate balance between meeting business needs and balancing the additional financial obligations that come with more employees. This is particularly true of businesses that are in high growth mode. The financial obligations can be even higher if an employee turns out …

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Common Business Staffing Problems and How to Solve Them

Today’s businesses face challenges that would have been unthinkable even five to ten years ago. The 24-7 business climate requires constant innovation, new product offerings and services. In addition, staffing expectations and needs are more demanding than ever while the ability to find qualified candidates has diminished. There are also …

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Is your Contract Worker really your Employee? Part 1

Why is this important to know? If Canada Revenue Agency audits your company & determines the contract workers you have employed should have been treated as employees, then you are responsible for paying all source deductions (CPP, EI, EHT & WSIB) for both the employer & employee portions with late …

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The Employer-Staffing Agency Relationship: Start Out on the Right Foot

A temporary staffing agency can be a valuable time and resource-saving asset for an employer. That is why it’s critical to establish a good working relationship with the agency staff right from the beginning. Employers should think of the temporary staffing agency as an extension of their own HR staff. …

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Common Myths About Temporary Staffing Services

There are many myths surrounding temporary services. In fact, there are so many  that some HR professionals hesitate to use these services at all when it comes time to hire a new employee. However, hiring through a staffing agency, or temporary service, is one of the best ways to fill a position. …

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On-boarding Temp Workers: Time Well Spent

Hiring temporary staff members is one way to solve a worker shortage without significantly increasing company costs. However, it’s imperative that businesses not cut costs that contribute to the success of the temp worker and the company as a whole. One area that often gets cut or neglected for temporary …

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