Culture

Dealing with Workplace Sexual Harassment as a Small Business Owner

Culture, HR Solutions posted on April 18, 2018

As a business owner in Ontario you are probably vulnerable to threat of sexual harassment in the workplace. The MeToo Movement is currently impacting all businesses, regardless the size. In fact, if you are a small business, you are probably handling the sexual harassment claims in place of a human resources professional. When it’s the CEO handling the claims, many […]

3 Reasons Why People Leave People

Culture, Leadership posted on March 20, 2018

If you want your business to succeed, you have to acknowledge that your employees are an integral part of that success. Show your employees that you care and make them feel valued at work. After all, your employees are the people who support and drive your business. Employees will leave you if they feel undervalued and will opt to join […]

Misconceptions around Generation Y

Culture posted on March 15, 2018

Generation Y, also known as millennial are born between 1981 and 2000. They are already transforming the workplace. Hannah Seligson, herself a Generation Y, just released her new book called “Mission: Adulthood: How the 20-Somethings of Today Are Transforming Work, Love, and Life.” She followed over the years 7 Generation Y. She says they can’t be ignored. Generation Y, at […]

11 Proven Strategies for Increasing Employee Morale and Performance

Culture, Small Business posted on March 13, 2018

As a business owner, do you feel that time seems more scarce than ever? You face pressures of managing staff, keeping clients happy, finding new business, and resolving the daily operational hiccups that occur. All of these things challenge the boundaries of the 9 to 5 work day, right?   We have help! In this article Aline from Ayoub HR, a […]

Hire diversity. Make it real.

Culture, Hiring & Employment, Small Business posted on March 8, 2018

Using the analogy to computers, Geert Hofstede describes culture as the “software of the mind”. Whereas personality is inherited and learned and specific to individuals, culture is learned and specific to a group or a category of people. Hiring diversity is a matter of providing the appropriate structure for learning and succeed in this global market.

Be the Front-Runner with Regard to a Diverse Workforce

Culture, Hiring & Employment posted on February 22, 2018

It doesn’t matter whether or not you intended to harass or offend someone else. What matters is whether the recipient felt harassed or offended and you knew, or should have known, that your behavior was offensive. In case of doubt, pay attention to the body language. It is sufficient for the recipient to make it clear through conduct or body […]

The Weird Effect of Bill 148 on Small Business Company Culture

Small Business posted on February 20, 2018

There are many ways to measure the health of a business. Robust growth, profits, market-share, or vigorous productivity are a few. And of course, company culture measures such as low turnover, and a low tally of employee sick days are also important indicators of a company’s good health. But how important overall is a small business culture as a measure […]

Are Ontario’s New Labour Laws Causing Workplace Morale Crisis?

HR Solutions, Leadership posted on January 28, 2018

Perhaps you will agree: navigating through the media fallout caused by Bill 148 can be nerve-wracking for a small business owner. Daily news covers Bill 148 implementation disasters and it may be negatively affecting worker morale. The changes meant to empower workers have brought windfall gains for some, but for others who know their companies are not on solid ground, […]

Is diversity part of your brand?

Branding, Culture, Hiring & Employment posted on January 20, 2018

Today’s workforce and marketplace is a dynamic mix of different cultures, ages, races, values and lifestyles. Statistics and labor force reports prove that talent pool is shrinking. Emerging market realities and these visible demographic differences, create new ways of making business. Accessibility to information results in more educated customers and clients. However, statistics and labor census reports prove that talent pool is shrinking. How […]

Define Your Corporate Culture in 5 Steps

Culture posted on April 13, 2017

Most business owners understand the value of branding for products and marketing, but did you know that your office culture needs to represent your brand too? Candidates will join your company based on the brand image you present, so you should do your best to ensure it’s consistent in both your marketing and the way you work. A company culture […]

What are employees doing when no one is looking?

Culture, Leadership posted on March 16, 2017

A study from Deloitte proves companies with a leadership culture are nine times more likely to be good at identifying and developing leaders than those lacking a leadership culture. What is a leadership culture? Companies reflect the ethics of the leaders who run them. Anita Roddick founded the Body Shop to show that you could build an environmentally friendly corporation […]

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