Understanding Bill 157 and What It Means for You

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For most employers, there is a clear line between the personal and professional lives of their employees; however, with the introduction of Bill 157, it seems that line has now become a little blurred – as it has many people on the fence. The bill was recently brought forth for its first reading at the… Read more »

5 Recruiting Habits That Are Holding Back Your Hiring Success

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If you find that your recruiting efforts are not producing the desired results, it’s tempting to blame a lack of quality candidates. But is it possible that the true fault lies in your process? Consider if you are guilty of any of these recruiting mistakes and take steps to eliminate them. Not defining your needs…. Read more »

If You Can’t Find Top Employees in Ontario, Your Recruiting Strategy Needs to Change

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Your company’s greatest asset is your people. You already know this – but as you continuously improve your recruitment strategy, turn these words into action. Examine your employer brand and optimize your efforts with innovative practices that identify and attract the right candidates. It’s more than just a job posting. Successful recruitment begins long before… Read more »

4 Ways to Bring Life to Your Job Descriptions

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Your job descriptions help ensure that you hire the right talent, the first time around. It has become increasingly important to accurately convey your specific wants, needs and culture via your job descriptions. This holds true across both traditional and online media. Follow these tips to publish the best possible job descriptions and ensure your… Read more »

5 Things to Evaluate Candidates On (Before Making a Decision)

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A lot rests on making the right hiring decision, the first time around. A hiring mistake can be devastating to your company bottom line, not to mention related collateral damage to morale and even your reputation as an employer. Formulate a hiring scorecard to be used by every interviewer on your team. Taking a 360-degree… Read more »

Ontario’s New Employment Standards: What Do They Mean for Your Company?

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The Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act received royal assent in November, amending five Ontario labour statutes including the Employment Standards Act, the Labour Relations Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Many of the act’s provisions take effect this year. As an employer, what do you need to know about this new… Read more »

Conducting a Workplace Safety Audit

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Three students – the latest of whom was just 17 years old – have died during the past 10 months while participating in work-integrated learning programs in Ontario. This sheds a new light on the ever-critical topic of safety and workplace protection for all employees. Young and less experienced workers may be more vulnerable due… Read more »

Is “A” Talent Worth the Extra Money?

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For the first time in nearly a decade, the issues of talent attraction and engagement have become leading organizational priorities around the world. The top two people issues facing today’s HR departments have been identified as leadership and retention. In this dynamic, once again growing economy, it’s more important than ever to land the best… Read more »

Is Your Social Presence (or Lack Thereof) Hurting Your Recruitment Efforts?

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A strong online presence is essential to your talent acquisition. 70 percent of job hunters begin their searches on Google and use the internet to research potential employers throughout the hiring process. What they discover about your company through review sites, social media, and your website can greatly impact your ability to attract – and… Read more »