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 challenge the boundaries of the 9 to 5 work day. We have help! In this article Aline from Ayoub HR, a leading HR Consulting Firm, shares […]

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, […]

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 […]

Are you Cultivating a Culture of Lies?

Culture posted on February 15, 2017

There is a tremendous amount of talk around the topic of fake news. Even Apple CEO Tim Cook recently called for a massive campaign against it. Fake news goes beyond politics or partisanship; it could be damaging and dangerous to your company’ culture. But how about the impact this behavior has on leadership and culture? HR can do something about […]

It’s never okay

Small Business posted on February 3, 2017

Bill 132 took effect in Ontario on September 8, 2016. Bill 132 amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Employers must now investigate a workplace harassment complaint in a manner “appropriate to the circumstances.” What does this mean? As a general practice, the investigation should be completed within 90 days (absent extenuating circumstances). The investigator must not be the employer […]

How Donald Trump Impacts HR

Culture, Leadership posted on January 19, 2017

Globalization has changed the face of organizational culture. Diversity has infiltrated the workplace, leading many businesses to success. In fact, in many cases, diversity became part of the employer’s brand. Since the talent pool is shrinking, diversity offers the potential of accessing a changed market place. It facilitates recruitment and increases retention of top talent. It helps organizations more effectively […]

Employers, think beyond mental wellness

HR Solutions posted on November 11, 2016

In a recent study, Statistics Canada revealed that the rates of substance use disorders are higher than the rates of mood disorders. Shame is the biggest hurdle faced by employees. Rather than seeking help, their behavior at work results in absenteeism and decreased productivity. If the employer is not asking the right questions, the situation could result in disciplinary action […]

Make your people do work that matters

Culture, Hiring & Employment posted on August 18, 2016

Freshii “helps people all over the world live healthier and longer lives by making healthy food affordable and convenient” says Ashley Dalziel, VP of people and culture at Freshii. Millennials comprise 98% of their headquarters staff, but their turnover is incredibly low. They owe it to millennials One thing Freshii does very well is understand the Millennials’ needs and wants […]

You’re richer than you think

Culture, Hiring & Employment posted on August 4, 2016

Job satisfaction doesn’t come from a hefty salary. It comes from a positive working environment with opportunities for career advancement, flexible hours and an open door policy. You Reputation Precedes You In order to attract top talent, you need to know the wants and needs of your employees. Your brand has to represent you, as an employer. Are you conservative? […]

Workshop: How to Work with Your Mom and your Oldest Sister 18 Nov. 2015

posted on November 18, 2015

It’s the first time in Canadian history that four generations are sharing the workplace, from Traditionalists and Baby Boomers to Generation X and the Millennials. With four generations come four sets of ideas, behaviors, attitudes, expectations and motivators. How to tackle the challenge? Learning objectives: The different communication styles; The negative stereotypes; Cultural Expectations; How do you fit in?

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