Am I Protected Against Discrimination in the Workplace?

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Nearly 90% of all workers in Canada are protected from discrimination by employment laws established by their province or territory. It is required for employers to follow those laws and to post an Employment Standards Act poster in plain sight for all employees. Even so, many employees who feel they have been wronged often wonder if they are actually protected from discrimination in… Read more »

Ontario Targets Workplace Violence with Winter Blitz

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When is the last time you thought about workplace violence and harassment issues? Health care workplaces across Ontario need to make sure they are compliant with the violence and harassment policies and programs set out by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) this winter, as OHSA inspectors will focus on enforcing these requirements. The inspectors will… Read more »

Shining a Light On: Rebecca Parton

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So many employees are feeling the daily crunch of juggling work, a family, home life and more, and they’ve developed damaging habits: they don’t eat because they’re too busy, or they grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut for breakfast because it’s fast. They go out for a quick but not necessarily healthy sandwich… Read more »

How Pensions Will Be Key in the Termination of Ontario Employees

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How long has it been since you reviewed your pension plan? Are you familiar with the most important change to Ontario’s Pension Benefits Act that became effective in July 2012? For the convenience of our clients, EPC will summarize the application of “grow-in” rights to individual terminations from employment with provincially regulated employers. What Are… Read more »

Video Resumes: Passing Fad or the Future?

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If you’ve visited a job board or read up on new job search techniques recently, you’ve seen ads for video resumes. And you’re probably wondering if you should create one. Are they worth the money? Do employers really prefer them? Let’s consider the pros and cons. Pros: 1. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd…. Read more »

Encouraging Innovation in Your Company

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If you want your business to grow and thrive, you have to be open to new ideas and to the option of change. But how do you generate new ideas for your business? Have you ever thought about asking your employees? After all, they’re the people who are in the trenches every day and know… Read more »

Don’t Tell Me About Yourself: What You Really Need to Know About Job Candidates

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It used to be if you had the skills an employer needed, especially in IT, it didn’t matter if you had the personality of a disgruntled badger. As long as you got the job done, nobody cared what you thought about your job, your company or your coworkers. But the rules have changed. It used… Read more »

Ontario Forms New Council to Keep Employees Safe and Healthy in the Workplace

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The province of Ontario is taking a giant step forward in implementing more comprehensive safety programs. George Gritziotis, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer, recently announced the establishment of the Ontario Prevention Council, an eleven-member body tasked with helping to improve health and safety across the province. Made up of four labour representatives, a non-union labour representative,… Read more »

Shining a Light On: Pamela Morin, General Manager

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Pamela Morin and Employment Professionals Canada both know a good thing when they’ve found it. EPC hired Pamela right out of college, and she’s been with the company ever since. She’s used her  IT and HR knowledge to rise through the ranks, starting as a recruiter and earning promotions to Supervisor, Branch Manager and finally,… Read more »

Social Media, E-Mails, Twitter… How To Keep Up Without Getting Overwhelmed

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It’s been drummed into your head by now: if you want to keep up in the business world, you have to participate in social media.  You have to be on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more—and produce a blog all while trying to stay abreast of the next big thing. All of this must be choreographed… Read more »