Five Management Tactics for Dealing with High Turnover

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The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) estimates that the annual turnover rate of a business is about 15 percent per year. Regardless of where your company stands in comparison, turnover needs to be managed effectively in order to meet strategic goals and maintain a healthy bottom line. Always Be Recruiting Companies who are constantly… Read more »

Understanding OLRB’s New Authority over Workplace Harassment

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The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has expanded the scope of its authority to consider complaints arising from the proposed Bill 168 workplace harassment amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). If recent OLRB interpretations are adopted, the board’s jurisdiction regarding harassment policies and programs will broaden significantly. Change Driven by Two Decisions… Read more »

Is Your Waiting Room Etiquette Costing You Job Offers?

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First impressions count. This is more than just a cliché, especially when it comes to your job interview. And by first impressions, I do mean first impressions. Though you may not yet have met your interviewer or entered the interview room, you’re being evaluated by a prospective employer from the moment you set foot on… Read more »

Confidence in Ontario Employment Outlook Takes a Hit – What This Means for Job Seekers

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The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index posted its fourth straight drop the week ending February 7, declining from 56.6 to 56.0. Deteriorating consumer optimism has been reported in every province but Quebec effecting all age groups except 18 to 29 years of age, and those older than 60. How can you keep your job search… Read more »

New Survey Could Help Identify Gaps in Workforce

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As an employer, you’re always on the lookout for ways to overcome and eliminate shortcomings in your workforce. An ongoing survey by the Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) is designed to help you do just that. The survey which launched on Nov. 1st, was designed as an instrument for gauging employability. A total of 800… Read more »

What’s In Store with Ontario’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase?

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The Facts. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a rise in the provincial minimum raise,  from $10.25 to $11 per hour, to take effect on June 1. Future increases will be tied to the rate of inflation and will occur each October 1st. The amount of the increase will be announced six months before it takes… Read more »