Hiring & Employment

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 […]

Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

Hiring & Employment posted on April 12, 2018

Why are manholes covers round? Is one of the questions asked to the wannabe Googlers. Google wants to assess creativity and problem-solving. In other words, Google is looking for a quick answer that proves not only the candidate is agile, but logical, adaptable and math-minded. But what these “trick” questions can’t highlight is a quality that Pappalardo sees as not […]

So you think you can dance?

Hiring & Employment, Working in Canada posted on March 22, 2018

Are you in a job meaningful for you? Are you passionate about what you are doing? Have you settled for less? Or perhaps you are in denial? How to find a meaningful job in 5 steps: Step 1: Explore. You need to know what you love. In order to achieve this, you need to shop around and try career outfits. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs: Are You Prepared?

HR Solutions posted on December 11, 2017

Bill 148 Is More Than Minimum Wage You’ve probably heard by now that minimum wage is on the rise in Ontario. This is due to The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which is now in effect as of November 27. With this act -also known as Bill 148 – the provincial government aims to balance employee rights and stimulate economic […]

How to Be a Talent Magnet?

Hiring & Employment, Small Business posted on December 4, 2017

This is the first in a series of articles on the fundamentals you need to know when it comes to the ‘people’ side of your business. Attracting talent alone will not supply you with all the expertise and creativity your business needs. It is impossible for you to recruit all the talent you need from outside your business. You need […]

Bad Hires Cost 4X Salary: True or False?

Small Business posted on November 13, 2017

Hiring a new employee is a challenging process. And making a wrong decision on a new hire is very costly for small business owners. As a top HR consulting firm in Toronto, we want to share just how costly a bad hire can be.  Let’s consider larger corporations for a minute. Bad hires have cost Zappos, the highly successful online […]

Top Small Business Hiring Mistakes That Hurt Profits

Hiring & Employment, Small Business posted on October 30, 2017

Hiring new people can be exciting for business owners, especially if hiring is the result of growth for the company. Recruiting new employees is also a process that can be laced with costly downside risk, especially if you don’t ask the proper job interview questions. A bad hire will hurt your profits, which is why business owners must properly prepare […]


Hiring & Employment posted on October 15, 2017

Are you losing your best employees? Is your retention rate skyrocketing? Perhaps you’re promoting the wrong people, or not honoring your commitments. But it’s not the end of the world! Your best people CAN come back to you. Here’s how to make it happen. 1.Tell them they’re welcome back! If your best employees still feel you value them at time […]

Do you hire employees with an expiry date?

Hiring & Employment, HR Solutions posted on October 28, 2016

A recent article in HRM revealed the results of a recent study on the loyalty of Canadian employees. 49% of those surveyed believed that 10 years is an appropriate length of time with an employer, while 57% said that the appropriate length of time with the same employer was 6 years or less. The role of Human Resources It’s certainly […]

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