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Widen Your Recruiting Funnel

Judging by the majority of customers we speak to (with small exceptions :)... everyone out there definitely knows what is happening on the labour market. Current steaming economy produced the lowest unemployment rate in decades and created a candidate focused market place where open positions

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How to make the night shift easier on your employees

We live in a globalized 24-hour society, consuming services, products and entertainment around the clock. As a result, more and more people are working irregular hours. Indeed, per the Ontario-based Workers Health and Safety Center, one in four Canadian employees now work shifts – with one in five

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How to keep temporary employees productive

The “blended workforce,” an ongoing combination of permanent and temporary employees, is fast becoming a norm in the modern workplace. Short-term hires can be a huge advantage to small businesses looking to stay flexible during peak periods. But they can also bring new challenges to the team

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5 benefits of Partnering with a Staffing Agency

If you are looking for staff in today's labour market it is most likely you are experiencing a shortage in qualified candidates. There are many self-help hiring tools to assist you with this task on the market today such as but not limited to Print advertisement, Job board, Company website, etc.

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How to keep employee morale up in the winter

It’s a safe bet that as the temperature has dropped, so too has employee morale. No matter where you are in Canada, you’re probably facing some combination of snow, slush, frigid winds, gloomy skies, salt-encrusted shoes, and sunless days. And chances are, you and your employees are not all

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Recruitment jargon you have heard (but might not understand)

Here’s a list of all the hiring and recruitment jargon that you keep hearing – but might be uncomfortable to ask about.

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Illegal interview questions

We’ve all been through the interview process before, and we’re all familiar with the routine – an employer invites a potential candidate in and asks questions to learn as much as possible about candidate's skills and potential fit. Seems simple enough. But what happens if the interviewer asks

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5 Solutions to help you endure Hiring frenzy this fall.

Fall has arrived. It’s the busiest season for employers and hiring managers, as the fall usually sets off a rush of hiring. You may be ramping up production for the busy holiday season, or you may have a huge push to meet year-end sales targets. Many companies face the same. In addition, the

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LABOUR SHORTAGE IS THE 'NEW NORM' THAT WILL LAST A DECADE: BDC ECONOMIST SAYS

Canada's small and mid-sized companies must find ways to adapt to a "new norm" of worker shortages that will likely persist for a decade, says Pierre Cleroux, chief economist for the Business Development Bank of Canada.''... ...The BDC's survey of 1,208 people from small and medium-sized

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Can an employer legally insist on a doctor’s note?

Recently we have had several conversations with our existing and prospective clients about an employer’s right to ask for a Doctors Note. There seems to be a confusion for many. In light of Ontario’s Bill 148 changes, which prohibit an employer from asking for a doctor’s note in particular

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Why use Staffing Agency to Find Qualified Candidates

In this competitive Candidate driven market place businesses find themselves competing for the right candidates and should use any available tool to help with this task.  It’s a given, with the current technological advances there are a lot of self help recruitment tools that can be utilized,

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How to calculate cost to hire (and why it’s important)

Knowing what it costs you to find new talent can have a major impact on the process…and your decisions.

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How to stop micromanaging

Imagine overhearing two employees complaining about someone else. How they insist on holding meetings every morning even though they’re mostly unproductive. How they send so many emails that they wonder how they ever have time to accomplish their own tasks. How they request so many updates on

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Why salary transparency can make your business better?

What would happen if everyone at your company knew exactly what their coworkers—yourself included—were earning?

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What to do when an employee is stealing

The prospect of a thieving employee is something most employers don’t really want to think about, let alone have to deal with. And yet, it’s a major problem: a CBS report found that a typical organization loses five per cent of its annual revenue to employee fraud. If you believe an employee is

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How you’re demoralizing your workers (without even knowing it)

Companies want happy employees. After all, happy employees are more productive and loyal, both of which translate to better profits. And so, companies do what they can to keep workers content and fulfilled: they adhere to labour policies, they’re flexible to their employees’ needs, they promote

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Landmark workplace legislation passed in Ontario

Ontario has passed landmark legislation that will bring sweeping changes to Ontario workplaces. The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 will raise the minimum wage, change working conditions for part-time and contract workers, expand personal emergency leave and step up enforcement of

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How to avoid discrimination when interviewing

There’s been a lot of talk about discrimination in the hiring process, which begs the question: is your hiring process fair? What about the way you conduct interviews? The relationship you build through the interview process plays a greater role in how your employer brand is perceived. The

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How to Recharge Your Workforce and Improve Productivity

Take a look around your office. How many employees are glued to their computer screens? Eating lunch at their desks? Is the breakroom empty? With so many people answering “yes” to those questions, it’s no surprise there’s a big trend sweeping across workplaces: employees are burned out and

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The Guaranteed Way To Have Better Quality Of Hire

A good manager regularly analyzes each employee to ensure everyone contributes to the company in an appropriate way. However, this kind of analysis is just as important when you’re looking to expand your staff — and it starts before you even extend a job offer by looking at quality of hire.

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Data Analytics + HR

HR analytics plays a key part in getting to grips with the challenge of containing costs while developing a high performing workforce; the primary issue facing most companies today. But do organizations know enough about their workforce to optimize its success? ...

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Time for a Tech Upgrade

Regardless of the reputation of Millennials, the truth is companies want to hire them – and they should. This generation of twenty-somethings has proven to be adaptable, creative and technologically adept, all of which are characteristics that companies, especially in emerging fields, find

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3 Predictions for the Future of the Flexible Workforce in Canada

3 Predictions for the Future of the Flexible Workforce in Canada The flexible workforce is in full swing in Canada. Over the last few years, the phenomenon of on-demand work arrangements has only increased in popularity in the business world. Business owners understand the myriad benefits. Millions

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Top Company Culture - More Important Than Ever

Millennial Generation a Dominant Force With the millennial generation a dominant force in the work world, having a top company culture is more important than ever. This fast-growing demographic is more apt than ever to job hop and seek immediate gratification. Benefits, salary, location and

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10 Surprising Stats about Temp Staffing Employees

Temp staffing companies are growing in number due to increased interest in flexible, non-permanent employment situations in the business environment. As the employment world becomes less permanent and more on-demand in nature, more companies seek out the services of temporary staffing employees.

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How to integrate temporary employees with permanent staff

Temporary hires can help your small business adapt to changing seasons and demands, but they also come with their own unique challenges. We found this article that may help you with integration of your temporary hires into existing staff.

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3 (slightly risky) ways to negotiate a higher salary

09.11.2018

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The art of the deal: how to negotiate a starting salary

04.10.2018

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