A competitive salary is worth its weight in gold

A competitive salary plays a vital role when it comes to attracting and retaining the best people. If your business does not offer a competitive pay package, you may be putting yourself at risk when it comes to sourcing top talent. A smart salary policy can in fact support your business. It’s time to start looking […]

Recognizing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Knowing how to identify and support employees who are struggling with mental health issues can be imperative to employee’s overall performance and attitude at work. As an employer, you need to recognise the signs and ensure your business has the necessary supports in place. Work life impact on mental health Work can often contribute to […]

Is your company prepared for a cyber-attack?

As new enterprise technologies spread, businesses across multiple sectors are coming to terms with a growing and rapidly evolving landscape of cyber-threats. How can you ensure that your company is protected against cyber-attacks? Review your security policies From email phishing scams to ransomware to malicious websites, it is important to stay updated on the latest […]

Onboarding Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

A good onboarding experience plays an important role in making sure that new employees enjoy their role and ultimately stay at the company. Here are just a few onboarding mistakes that you need to avoid if you want to keep that dream hire. Neglecting your employer brand This is your company’s personality, culture and values. Candidates […]

How much is employee turnover costing you?

Are you facing employee turnover problems in your business? Have you been hiring replacements and carrying on business as usual? You may be overlooking the negative impact employee turnover is having on your overall business. Business costs Some basic costs include the agency fees and advertising costs involved in promoting the job vacancy. There are […]

It’s time to hire temporary professionals

How to recognize the signs that temporary professionals might be exactly what you need to help your team and your business: Lack of suitable permanent candidates A skills shortage can prevent you from finding the right candidate quickly, leaving you with a deficit in your team. If you have a role that you need to […]

Unemployment on a Record Decline in Canada

The unemployment rate in Canada fell to a new four-decade low this May. Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey showed that the unemployment rate dropped from 5.7 per cent to 5.4 per cent; beating the previous low of 5.6 per cent set late last 2018. The part-time segment remained unchanged with all of the gains […]

Rethinking Six Management Mantras for Better Innovation

Innovation is no longer optional for social sector organizations. In the face of constant fiscal pressures, growing demand, and a quickening pace of change, we all need to build innovation-ready cultures. A report commissioned by our organization, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, looked at the financial data of more than 200,000 nonprofits in the United States and […]

Consequences of Reorganizing Your Workspace

If you look at the latest trends in office design, you would be forgiven for thinking that sofas play an outsize role. There is a lot more to reorganizing your workspace than just putting in soft seating. Many organizations are increasingly concerned about helping employees collaborate on the job. This includes creating comfortable spaces where […]

How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams

More and more employers are embracing the concept of remote teams, challenging managers to expand their management styles in a different way. Communication is the most essential measure of productivity and cohesion of remote teams, so we’ve put together some tips to help you manage your remote teams: Have well-structured and regular weekly meetings  Have […]