The Most Important Hiring Question You Never Asked

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

Considering Expanding Your Business South of the Border?

July 24th, 2014

Guest blog post by:  Karolynn St-Pierre, JD SPHR

hr implications of canadian business expanding into USA

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

People Assistant Offers a Fully-integrated, Comprehensive HRIS

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.

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Why Do Good Employees Leave?

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

What is Bill 14 and how does it affect my business?

October 24th, 2013

Is your business ready for Bill 14?

Is your business ready for Bill 14?

Are you ready for Bill 14?

On July 1, 2012 amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act came into effect. These amendments expand workers’ compensation to include diagnosed mental disorders caused by bullying or harassment. By legislating employers to have these policies, procedures and training in place, Work Safe BC has ensured that negligence will be considered non-compliance with the WCA, resulting in possible fines.
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