How to Support Remote Employees During the Pandemic

Nearly one-third of Canadian businesses have 10% of their workforce teleworking or working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is twice as many as pre-COVID levels. This new work situation makes it necessary for companies to develop ways to ensure that work from home is productive and engaging for employees and the organization and […]

The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse workforce is composed of people from all walks of life, all genders, ages, races, religions, abilities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, levels of education and socioeconomic statuses. Diversity should be a goal for all companies as it has many immediate and tangible benefits for the company and the employees. A diverse workforce: Provides a […]

Why Recruiting Operations are Essential to Business Success

Recruitment is the process of attracting and hiring the best-qualified candidate for a job vacancy. It involves determining the requirements of a position, attracting applicants, screening and selecting possible employees and hiring and integrating new personnel. What does employee recruitment have to do with business success? Employees are a valuable resource. Engaged, productive and organized […]

Establishing Successful Company Culture

Company culture consists of the physical environment, values, expectations, goals, behaviours, attitudes and traditions of a company. It’s the personality of an organization. To establish a successful company culture, your firm needs to create: A clear mission statement is a foundational element of company culture informing each decision employees make and guiding how they behave […]

The Benefits of Age Diversity in Hiring Practices

Discussion regarding diversity in the workplace often focuses on gender and ethnicity. While these are important, age diversity is equally relevant. For the first time in history, our workforce is comprised of 5 generations of employees; the Silent Generation (ages 74 to 94), Baby Boomers (ages 55 to 73), Generation X (ages 39 to 54), […]

Company Culture and COVID-19

Company culture is that intangible element that defines the nature of an organization, that “something” that makes employees feel as though they fit within a workplace, affecting their happiness, motivation and productivity. It encompasses the shared values, goals, attitudes and practices that characterize an organization. COVID-19 is testing the company culture of most corporations. The […]

What Is Structured Hiring?

Structured hiring is an approach to recruiting designed to provide a consistent interviewing experience for all parties involved. This hiring procedure provides a uniform method of evaluating candidates, encourages evidence based decisions, minimizes interviewer bias, and reduces the time/cost of hiring. Candidates feel their time and effort is respected, recruiters can predict when the vacancy […]

Onboarding New Employees

When it comes to building a strong team that you can trust to keep your business running and growing, it is vital to build an equally strong onboarding program. Employee retention and keeping top talent on your side speaks to your strength, but how so? Furthermore, how can we develop an onboarding program that encourages […]

The Benefits of an Online Payroll System

Once considered unconventional, automated online payroll systems are now widely used. An online payroll system may be desktop software installed on an office computer or cloud software that can be accessed from anywhere. These systems provide features such as time and attendance tracking, direct deposit, check printing, storage of payroll records, form printing, management of […]

Common Payroll Pitfalls

Preparing payroll can be a complicated, time consuming, and stressful task. The tedious nature of the job makes it prone to errors, ranging from monetary losses, a diminished company reputation, to regulatory penalties. To prevent mistakes, identify where the potential risks are. Then establish controls and procedures that reduce and/or eliminate the risks. Following are […]