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Archive for the ‘HR Advice’ Category

January 25th, 2016

Look to Leadership Behaviour if Employees Aren’t Engaged

Look to Leadership Behaviour if Employees Aren't Engaged

Engaged employees can be a business’s greatest asset. They tend to be happier, more productive, create more profit, and produce less turnover. However, an engaged employee base doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are leadership behaviors that can encourage engagement and ones that will destroy it. If you are having problems with employee engagement, you […]

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November 20th, 2015

Motivating Your Workforce

Motivating Your Workforce

Inspiring your employees to complete a particular task or do something that would be much easier to avoid can be challenging and frustrating. Characteristics of self-motivation, patience and a determined approach may be required to assist and ensure completion. Such notions exist, even in a work environment. A trick to self-motivation and team motivation is to think about the […]

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March 9th, 2015

When Is A Quit Not A Quit?

When Is A Quit Not A Quit?

I suspect that most employers struggle, occasionally, with the question of whether an employee has resigned from employment. I know that I am often called on to provide advice on this subject.

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March 5th, 2015

The Power of the Probationary Period

The Power of the Probationary Period

Perhaps the best weapon in an employer’s arsenal to screen applicants is the probation period. In my experience, it is also one of the least used and least understood.

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March 2nd, 2015

Onerous Terms Not Necessarily Unconscionable

Onerous Terms Not Necessarily Unconscionable

Wrongful dismissal cases often lead to debate over the legality of a severance formula set out in an employment contract. In most cases, the former employee argues the severance formula should be disregarded while the employer argues for keeping it.

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February 25th, 2015

Length of Tenure Influences Notice Entitlement

Canada's Express Entry

How much notice do employees legally need before you can lay them off? Although many people think two weeks is the legal standard, Canadian common law for employment outlines termination notice in detail.

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February 18th, 2015

Canada’s Express Entry

Canada's Express Entry

Effective January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a new skilled immigrant intake system—Express Entry (EE). Originally called Expression of Interest, it is modelled after New Zealand’s immigration system. Though little has changed regarding the categories and criteria, what has changed is the application assessment and management system. As such, Canada still chooses […]

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February 18th, 2015

Severance Pay in BC

severance pay in bc

After three months of consecutive employment an employee may be eligible for compensation, written working notice, or a combination of the two as follows: After three months – one week After 12 months – two weeks After three years – one week for each completed year of employment, to a maximum of eight weeks No […]

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February 15th, 2015

Severance packages: – What’’s Fair?

Severance packages: – What'’s Fair?

Severance pay is the compensation an employee receives from his/her company upon job elimination, being laid off, or when both parties agree to part ways. Severance pay is a mandatory compensation required by the law. Mandatory severance pay could range anywhere from a week’s wages up to eight weeks of wages.

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January 27th, 2015

Look Back to Leap Forward

Time to review

While I don’t believe in New Year resolutions, I think it is always worthwhile to set goals to bring about change for the better. If the calendar and a conscious effort to embrace change coincide in this case, so be it. There is never a bad time for positive change-if only to take stock of […]

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