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 »

Healthcare Mistakes Happen: Here’s How To Help Your Team Prevent Them

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No one wants to make mistakes at work, especially in the healthcare field, where those mistakes can have devastating consequences. Mistakes don’t just impact the healthcare professional; they also affect the patient. While you cannot avoid every single medical error, you can help your team prevent many of them. Failures That Lead To Mistakes The… Read more »

7 Ways To Show Your IT Team You Appreciate Them

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It is human nature to want to feel appreciated – especially at work. IT teams are some of the most overworked and underappreciated employees in any organization. It’s easy to take them for granted, but showing appreciation boosts job satisfaction and engagement. It’s also easy to take a little time to show your team you… Read more »

How To Create a Diverse Team

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The tech industry has come under scrutiny in recent years for a lack of diversity. Yes, diversity is important for equality and social justice, but savvy business leaders also know that diversity is about creating better outcomes for the company. Diverse organizations that reflect the makeup of the population-at-large attract better talent, and diverse teams… 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 »

How Can SMART Goals Help Your Business?

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SMART goals are a great way to improve business results in all areas of the organization including recruiting. Taking it one step further, setting SMART recruiting goals that align with your overarching organizational goals will not only improve the quality of your new hires, it will ensure that new employees are aligned with the company’s driving mission. Leverage these strategies… Read more »

What to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment

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The #MeToo era is all about taking victims seriously and developing zero-tolerance attitudes when it comes to harassment in the workplace. This is an extremely important movement for anyone who has ever felt victimized by someone in power, and it is leading to significant change. However, it has also shone a spotlight on false allegations… Read more »

6 Ways To Build Up Your Team

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Teamwork is essential for success in today’s collaborative work environment. However, great teamwork doesn’t just happen on its own. If you want your employees to work together like a well-oiled machine, it takes effort and leadership.   Here are six easy ways you can build up your team to promote a healthy and productive team culture.   Team-Building Exercises … Read more »