HR Solutions

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 […]

Bill 148: The Alarming Impact of Ontario Labour Laws On Your Business

HR Solutions posted on January 6, 2018

If you own a business in Ontario, you’re probably worried about how the newest of Ontario labour laws,  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148)  will impact your bottom line. This is because, as of Monday, Jan 1st, you are required to do a major overhaul to your employment contracts or face hefty fines, reputational damage, and major issues with your […]

Engaged employees always go the extra mile

Small Business posted on April 27, 2017

Did you know that employers with the highest percentage of engaged employees increase their margins by an average of 3.64% and their net profit margins by 2.06%?[1] And that offices with engaged employees are 43% more productive? [2] The concept of employee engagement stems from high economical fluctuations and the rise of unemployment rates after 9/11 in 2011. A new […]

Award yourself with an OSCAR. Don’t overlook the fine prints.

HR Solutions posted on March 3, 2017

By now you’ve all probably seen the infamous mix-up on the Oscar stage. You might think that such a thing would never happen to you, but you’re wrong. Things like that happen to entrepreneurs all the time. They are not so easily corrected as switching an envelope. A quick check—an audit—would’ve caught the mix-up before it even happened. But hindsight is […]

Are you beyond the break-even point?

Hiring & Employment, HR Solutions posted on October 13, 2016

It’s Monday morning, you’re getting ready to present to one of your biggest clients. Your director of operations resigns, your administrative assistant calls in sick and you are made aware of a client’s complaint of assault from one of your employees. You didn’t see any of this coming, yet you need to manage these events. These moments are significant and […]

A pay cut over traditional working hours

HR Solutions, Small Business posted on September 15, 2016

A recent study has shown that employees are choosing positions with flexible hours for four major reasons: work-life balance (79%), family (52%), time savings (48%), and decreased commuting stress (47%). The majority of respondents were ages 30-49 (54%), followed by those ages 50-59 (23%), and ages 20-29 (12%). Why offer flexible hours Given the study, it’s clear that changing the […]

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? […]

When an employee says “I’m sorry”

HR Solutions posted on June 23, 2016

Dr. Barbara Benoviel is a professional mediator and president of Preferred Solutions Conflict Resolutions, which focuses on resolving disputes. She recently wrote an article related to the relevancy of apologizing in the workplace. This topic is very appropriate in my own field of practice as a human resources consultant. The Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment policy, now part of the […]

What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done

HR Solutions, Small Business posted on February 2, 2016

Many businesses I work with want to believe that developing employee performance and business contribution scorecards is how to measure their employee’s value. I hear them saying, “my employees are my best assets” all the time. Now, they want to measure that. They’ve got the right idea. A scorecard is definitely the right way to go. However, there are preliminary […]

Good is better

HR Solutions posted on November 12, 2015

No one wants Human Resources (HR) but everyone wants what HR does. Sound familiar? 62% of business owners think they can “do HR” and 64% of them reach out for HR help once they figure out they can’t do it alone—or once they get sued by an employee for wrongful dismissal. You know better Many experts will tell you that […]

Webinar: Training and Development: Key for Sustainable Growth

posted on November 10, 2015

Encouraging employee growth and career development by helping them achieve their goals Employee development is a shared responsibility between the organization, Human Resources, and the employee. This broadcast will teach you the learning processes and the value of Individual Development Plans (IDP). Increase your retention rate by developing your employees.

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