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Business Owners Don’t Confront Workplace Harassment at Their Peril

HR Solutions posted on June 4, 2018

The threat of a workplace or sexual harassment claim, makes most business owners shudder. And the thought of having to handle one is a sure-fired way to feel a spike in your heart rate. It’s so much easier to not think about the possible existence of these issues in your workplace, to be deluded by a dangerous complacency. Consider this. […]

Why governance policy matters?

HR Solutions, Leadership, Small Business posted on April 11, 2018

John Lennon’s assassination; Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme; Earl Jones Ponzi Scheme ; Ornge scandals; Former Salvation Army employee charged in alleged $2-million toy theft; Gatineau (Quebec, Canada) daycare shooting; the Boston (United States) marathon explosion; the arrest of men suspected of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario, Canada);  I can go on […]

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 […]

Is A Nonconformist Employee Working For You?

HR Solutions posted on February 28, 2018

There are three types of difficult employees in the office that seem to constantly cause workplace conflict. Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed the ‘Drama-Queen’ and the ‘Victim’ type. This week, we will talk about the ‘Nonconformist’. These three types of difficult employees can be dangerous to an organization, and cause toxicity in the workplace. It is important to […]

Does Your Employee Behave Like A Victim?

HR Solutions posted on February 20, 2018

There are three types of difficult employees in the office that seem to constantly cause workplace conflict. Last week we discussed the ‘Drama-Queen’ type. This week, let’s take a look at `The Victim`. The victim The victim is a common type of difficult, and they fall into two categories. There are the slippery ones that avoid accountability at all costs, […]

The Weird Effect of Bill 148 on Small Business Company Culture

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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 You a Drama Queen or a Drama King Employee?

HR Solutions posted on February 14, 2018

There are three types of difficult employees in the office that seem to constantly cause workplace conflict: the “drama queen”, the “victim”, and the “nonconformist.” According to an article in Inc., these three types of difficult employees can be dangerous to an organization by causing toxicity in the workplace. It is important to know how to deal with difficult employees […]

What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done

HR Solutions, Small Business posted on February 2, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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