5 Things Employers Should Know About Marijuana In The Workplace

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The legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana have confused and raised challenges for Canadian employers. Here are five things employers should understand about marijuana in the workplace. Clarification on Legal Status As of October 2018, The Government of Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Employees Cannot Be Impaired At Work Similar to rules regarding… Read more »

Five Tips For Hiring in A Tight Job Market

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Attracting high-quality candidates in a tight market is a challenge for employers of every size and in every industry in Canada today. If you are looking for great people, here are five tips you can use to hire in this competitive environment. Pay Competitive Rates In a tight market, talented people have jobs, and while… Read more »

Three Reasons You’re Losing Your Top Manufacturing Workers

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Great manufacturing employees are hard to find – and they can be even harder to keep. Turnover can negatively impact morale, diminish productivity, and wreak havoc on the bottom line. When you add those costs to the hard costs of replacing an employee, it is extremely important to focus on identifying the cause of turnover… Read more »

Legal Issues To Consider In Your Hiring Process

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On the surface, hiring is a straightforward process. You post a job, evaluate candidates, conduct interviews, choose one, check their references, make the offer. In reality, the hiring process is filled with potential legal landmines. Canadian workers are protected from workplace discrimination starting with the hiring process. Failing to walk the line could open your… Read more »

7 Reasons You’re Losing Your Best Workers in Health Care

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High turnover in a healthcare facility has a negative impact on patient outcomes and budgets. Keeping your best people happy, engaged and satisfied on the job means better care for patients and a more pleasant and cohesive working environment. If you are losing your best healthcare workers to turnover, it could be one or more… Read more »

Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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In Canada, employers are responsible for providing an environment that is free of harassment, including sexual harassment. They are legally bound to respond to sexual harassment complaints and can be held liable if they fail to act. However, it is individuals – especially leaders and managers – who have a responsibility to help stop and… Read more »

Bill 47 Passes: Here’s What You Should Know

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Sweeping changes have been made to Ontario’s labour laws. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, here is what you need to know. On Wednesday, the governing Progressive Conservatives passed labour reform legislation that rolls back many of the changes brought in by the previous Liberal government. The provincial government’s Making Ontario Open for Business… Read more »

What’s Your Transition Plan?

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In today’s tight employment market, employers are bound to be faced with turnover. Losing a talented employee can cause a panicked reaction, and without a transition plan in place, that role could be left open for some time. When an employee exits, it is imperative to tackle the challenge immediately and with purpose, so you… Read more »

Busted: The Myths Surrounding Staffing Agencies

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With the rise of technology, the way we look for jobs has changed immensely. There was a time when you could pound the pavement, looking for ‘help wanted, enquire within’ signs. Nowadays, job seekers on the hunt for their next big opportunity are greeted by a sign telling them to ‘apply online.’ It’s hard not… Read more »

Ontario Competitive Compensation

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How does a business prosper and grow? This is perhaps the most commonly asked question among business owners and managers, and it is one that you will likely get a different answer depending on whom you ask. However, one answer that is seemingly universally agreed upon is that to succeed, you need to be able… Read more »