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 »

6 Tips on How to Answer What Motivates You in an Interview

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You’ll hear a lot of the same questions in every job interview throughout your tech career. One of those questions is, “What motivates you?” This might seem like an easy question to answer, but it catches a lot of candidates off guard. What hiring managers really want to uncover are the things that make you tick… Read more »

Understanding Bill 26 and How it Impacts You

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Recent amendments to Bill 132 addressed harassment in the workplace. Now Bill 26 proposes employers will need to go one step further – providing training, leave and accommodation for employees affected by sexual and domestic violence. How Does Bill 26 Define Domestic Violence? The Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016,… Read more »

Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Ontario

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The gender wage gap – the difference between wages earned by women compared to wages earned by men for similar work – is very real in the province of Ontario. Statistics Canada reports that female workers within the province, on average, earn 26 percent less than men in equivalent positions. In other words, women earn… Read more »

Are Your Bonus Policies Putting Your Company At Risk?

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Bonus policies can be a great employee incentive, but they might also be putting your company at risk. When an employee is terminated, the employee’s bonus entitlement can become a contentious matter, especially if the employee claims they’re entitled to a portion – or the entirety – of their bonus as part of their termination… Read more »

Family First: Ontario Employment Law Protects Family Duties

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Recently an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirmed an employer’s responsibility to family status protection for employees. The decision included accommodation of an employee’s unexpected or sporadic absences to fulfill child care requirements and obligations. The Legal Case and Ruling The decision said employees also carried a responsibility to act ‘reasonably’ when they find themselves… Read more »

How to Manage Summer Time-off Requests and Maintain Staffing Numbers

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Summer is nearly here, and the warmer spring weather and sunny days mean that workers are being inspired to turn in their requests for vacation time now.  Digging out from beneath the pile of requests in a way that keeps staff happy while still keeping sufficient team members in the office can be tough.  Here’s… Read more »

Keys to Analyzing Job Performance

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Managing for peak performance is never easy. But if done right, it’s worth your investment, many times over. You need to accurately identify and then address any problems with your employees’ job performance so you can keep your organization at maximum productivity, continually enhance customer service, and keep your entire team happy and engaged. Focus… Read more »