May 24th, 2015
Author: Allen Jones, Senior HR Consultant
In today’s highly competitive employment climate it is important for pay and benefits to be in line with what is happening in your market. Staying competitive in order to attract the best candidates and retain your most valuable employees is critical to an organization’s success. In many markets compensation is rising in direct relation to high demand and low supply of talent (this is especially true in the tech sector) so knowing what you need to pay in order to find and keep your people should be top of mind for all employers. Read more
September 23rd, 2014
Author: Dawn Longshaw, Managing Director, Professional Recruitment
You are a hiring manager who has identified a gap in your team, you are an in-house recruiter who has just received a requisition from a hiring manager, you are an agency recruiter who has just received a search assignment from a client, or you are an applicant in front of any of the above three. You have a job description, you have the hiring parameters, you have the posting – you are ready to roll – right? Not necessarily. If you seriously want to maximize the potential that the hire will be a success, and who doesn’t; there is one question that must be asked before you can consider that you have all the information you need to make a good hiring/employment decision. Read more
July 24th, 2014
Guest blog post by: Karolynn St-Pierre, JD SPHR
You’ve thought about the legal, trade and tax implications regarding expansion into the US; but have you considered the HR implications?
Breaking into the U.S. market can be a highly rewarding endeavor for many Canadian businesses. With a population of just under 400 million and a GDP of over $15 trillion, the potential benefits of moving “South of the Border” can be great but not knowing the differences in human resources can trip up even the most conscientious business owner and HR professional. Read more
March 05th, 2014
Fully-integrated Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
Credit: Laurie Harley (HR & Talent Management)
People Assistant is a comprehensive Human Resources Information System (HRIS) that offers integrated talent management and strategic execution for a seamless process from hiring to termination. The system is an authentically green Software as a Service (SaaS) model that is fully hosted on People Assistant servers, which means it requires no IT staff or extra expenses.
February 06th, 2014
Could telecommuting work for you?
Credit: CBC Radio
By Michelle Eliot
Maybe you’ve been thinking the daily commute to the office is just too long? Or maybe you’d rather not have to dress up in a suit everyday? Maybe you think telecommuting could work for you?
December 04th, 2013
By Sandra Reder, CPC
There isn’t a simple answer to this question but 9 times out of 10 it has nothing to do with money. There’s a saying that “people don’t quit companies they quit managers”. Read more
November 21st, 2013
By Al Jones, BA, CHRP
Senior HR/OD Consultant
Why is it that performance reviews are a source of so much frustration, anxiety, resentment and wasted time? How is it that a system rooted in the last century still dominates many of the key processes we still use to measure performance in today’s organizations?
November 06th, 2013
Sandra Reder: President and founder, Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting
Studies show that companies that recognize and reward their employees have a higher level of engagement and retention. But how you recognize and reward your staff is not a “one size fits all” undertaking.