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Beware of promising bonuses and benefits not listed in the employment contract
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Millennials

Millennial’s — Narcissistic Trophy Winners, or the Future of Your Company?

Whether Millennial’s are narcissistic is up for debate, but whether they are the future of your company is not. The Boomers are leaving and the Millennial’s are going to fill those shoes, like it or not. Although the Millennial’s are often bashed as narcissistic Trophy Winners (a reference to …

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talent / multi task
TALENT

Best Practices for Building Your Employee Talent Pool: Talent Recruiting And Acquisition

In order to maximize productivity, every company wants to ensure that it recruits and retains the best and the brightest talent. To compete and remain on the cutting edge of their respective industries, companies must ensure not only that they have enough people but the right people. Obviously, …

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RECRUITMENT

The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting

Once upon a time, finding candidates meant posting a job description…and then waiting. But today, everything’s different.

 Jobs have changed. Now more than ever, openings in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are dominating the global marketplace.
In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics believes …

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DISCRIMINATION

Don’t Let Negative Performance Reviews Make You Liable for Discrimination

The primary purpose of performance review and appraisal is to empower employees to succeed; the secondary purpose is to lay the legal groundwork for salary adjustments, demotions and/or termination for poor performance. But performance reviews can lead to precisely the opposite results when the employee …

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Meaningful Employee Performance Reviews
MODEL POLICY

Employee Performance Policy & Procedure

The primary purpose of performance review and appraisal is to let your employees know where they stand and empower them to succeed. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work. Accordingly, the secondary purpose of performance review is to lay the legal groundwork for salary adjustments, demotions, discipline …

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HR TOOLS

Offer Of Modified Work

Attach your summary of accommodation to the letter before sending to the employee, if this is an accommodation issue.
 
 

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work abroad
EXPRESS ENTRY

Now You Can Hire Foreign Workers Through Express Entry

Recently we updated you on changes to the Canadian immigration system that targets bringing foreign workers seeking to become Permanent Residents of Canada. This new system called “Express Entry’ launched on January 1, 2015 and the first round of immigrants available through this program will …

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workplace harrassment
HARASSMENT

New Government Workplace Harassment And Workplace Violence Initiatives To Roll Out In 2015

On December 4, 2014, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced new initiatives to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment, to enhance prevention measures and to combat harassment, violence and discrimination on the basis of sex.  The initiatives are also intended to improve support available for victims …

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Business Agreement
CONTRACT

Commercial Contracts Include An Implied Duty Of Good Faith

There has long been an implied duty that an employer must act in good faith when terminating employment contracts. Until now, such a duty was not necessarily implied in other commercial contracts. However, all companies should be aware that the recent decision of the Supreme …

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Unlike’ – Social Media Gaffes Not Cause To Dismiss Communications Manager

Lack of Warnings about inappropriate online posts was fatal to employer’s case
As more people use social media to communicate in and out of the office, social media posts by employees are increasingly a concern for employers. In a recent case, the International Triathlon Union (“ITU”) …

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