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 »

Understanding the Nuances of Employment Contracts

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When it comes to hiring new employees, employment contracts are typically used to outline the terms of employment and the scope of the employment relationship. Frequently, employment contracts outline obligations, entitlements and any applicable restrictions for both employer and employee. Many employers view the employment contract as a method of safeguarding their position and obligations… Read more »

Social Engineering Fraud: Coverage for Ontario Businesses

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A disturbing fraud trend is on the rise and developing into a severe risk for Ontario businesses: Social Engineering Fraud. Sometimes called “human hacking,” social engineering fraud is the art of getting people to disclose confidential or proprietary information voluntarily. And that voluntary release of information is creating new vulnerabilities for businesses. Typically attackers will… Read more »

2016 Was a Tough Year for Workplace Safety in Ontario | 5 Takeaways for Your Business

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From fines for failure to pay, to on the job injuries and even workplace fatalities, Ontario businesses faced high fines and employees faced workplace accidents in 2016. While workplace injuries and accidents can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in workers’ compensation claims and fines, the real cost is to employees who… Read more »

Want Better Hiring Outcomes? Then Refine Your Hiring Needs

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An organized, strategic approach to hiring saves you time, money, and the headache of having to rehire when a candidate doesn’t work out. By clearly defining hiring needs – and then refining them as your business evolves – you will:

4 Tips for Giving Constructive Criticism to Your Employees

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As a manager, you need to be comfortable giving and receiving feedback on a regular basis. This includes being honest and constructive with employees who may fall short of your performance expectations. You want to enhance results and morale – not hurt anyone’s feelings, damage self-esteem or shut down motivation. Use these tips to make… 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 »

Common Interview Missteps to Avoid

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As you plan for your next job interview, take some small steps that will make a big difference and help you steer clear of rookie mistakes. It takes just a moderate amount of preparation to help ensure that you go in confident, self-assured and ready to move to the head of the candidate pack. Do… Read more »