Small Business

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as a Small Business Owner

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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

Have a VISION. Stay focused.

Leadership, Small Business posted on February 15, 2018

There are different definitions to “leadership” that have emerged. Notwithstanding the literature and biographies of those leaders who have paved the floor for others. Peter Drucker famously stated that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Secrets of Small Business Human Resource Management

Leadership posted on November 20, 2017

Recruitment is such a critical role for small businesses. Having a good team in place fuels growth.  But recruitment challenges will prevent growth and are very costly. Knowing how to do recruitment well is imperative for successful business owners. Last week, we shared how expensive poor recruitment can be for small businesses.  This week we are going to explore the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Human Resources one of your blind spots?

HR Solutions, Small Business posted on March 30, 2017

Many business owners don’t take time to think through HR policies or even hire an HR manager. There‘s false assumption that they can do HR’s job. They think they are not “big enough” to need HR. I hear that a lot from many owners. The truth is, every Company needs HR. However, not all companies need HR on a full-time […]

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