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 »

Work With a Staffing Firm to Fill Healthcare Openings

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Finding top healthcare talent is a challenge for many reasons. It can take months to fill critical openings due to talent shortages, lack of hiring resources and changing priorities in management. However, partnering with a staffing firm helps eliminate common hiring challenges and provides access to top talent. A Staffing Firm Will Save Time Internal… Read more »

Help Your IT Team Achieve Work-Life Balance

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Burnout runs rampant in the tech field. IT jobs are extremely stressful; most tech teams are stretched to or beyond their limits, and tech pros regularly work over 40 hours a week. To keep an IT team engaged, motivated and healthy, it is important to foster work-life balance so they can manage stress and avoid the burnout… Read more »

Here’s How to Keep Your Tech Team Motivated

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In most organizations, the tech team is under constant stress. They are often the first people in and the last people out, they get called back into the office for emergencies, and they often spend evenings and weekends on call. That’s why frustration, boredom and burnout are so common in the industry. Unfortunately, most employees will… 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 »

Should I Play Music on the Speakers at Work?

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Plant, warehouse and distribution work requires focus, attention to detail and an eye for safety. Some managers believe this means work should be done in silence. However, engagement, morale and productivity can increase when people listen to music. Since wearing headphones can be dangerous in a labour environment, many leaders wonder if playing music over… 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 »

Ontario Government to Continue Review of New Holiday Pay Calculation Rules

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Business owners having a tough time navigating the new employment legislation surrounding holiday pay are getting a reprieve from the Ontario Liberal government. The Ministry of Labour announced Monday that it will take a closer look at its public holiday pay provisions as part of an on-going review of provincial labour and employment legislation. The… Read more »

Term Contracts – What is Future Proofing? And What Should You Do About It?

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Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeals sent a clear statement to employers: A poorly written term contract will cost you. In Covenoho v. Pendylum Ltd., 2017 ONCA 284, the court ruled that when a termination clause will breach the Employment Standards Act (ESA) in the future, such clause is void and, therefore, unable… Read more »

Recent Updates on Ontario Employee Termination Laws

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You may think your Ontario business is protected by air-tight termination documentation and procedures, but even the most iron-clad contracts can be vulnerable under some recent rulings by the court. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on employment law news, here’s what you need to know. Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. In this case,… Read more »