Why Amendments to the ESA Regarding Employment Agency Licensing in Ontario are Relevant to Employers
This year the Ontario government has introduced amendments to the (ESA) Employment Standards Act that will require employment agencies to obtain a license to operate in the province. The licensing requirements are aimed to ensure better compliance with already existing provincial standards and
Leveraging Staffing Agencies for Flexibility and Scalability
In today's dynamic business landscape, Canadian companies face the challenge of balancing fluctuating demands, seasonal peaks, and skill gaps while maintaining operational efficiency. Strategic workforce planning has emerged as a key solution, and one effective way to achieve it is through
Job board or an Agency?
When it comes to hiring new workers, there are a variety of options available to employers. Two of the most common methods are using a job board or a Temp Staffing agency. While both can be effective, there are pros and cons to each that should be considered before making a decision.
How to Choose a Temp Labour Agency
When you consider hiring workers to accommodate your fluctuating staffing requirements due to the seasonal or project oriented nature of your business you may consider hiring temporary staff.
Although there is a number of sources that businesses nowadays can use to attract and hire staff, when
The role of Temporary or on-demand staff during Pandemic and beyond
Businesses have been forced to make the difficult decision to furlough or lay off staff to stay viable, but running with an intentionally lean staff then makes it difficult to complete short-term projects. Productivity drops. What this looks like is unfinished projects, strain on existing employees,
Business post COVID-19. Time to rethink hiring strategies. Lets see why!
COVID-19 has caused the world to slow down forcing many companies to take a pause with their regular business routines and budgets. But with Canada slowly reopening, there is no time like the present to get back to work and rethink your hiring strategies.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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? ...
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
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
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
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.
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.