Tips and Tricks From HR Experts

Fundamentals of Performance Management

Darcy Michaud, CHRL - Jul 16, 2018 4:33:00 PM


When an employee is absent from work, you have to ask yourself "Why?" as each reason is not equal, and some reasons should be protected from disciplinary action.

I have always maintained with employers, employee groups and unions alike that the first essential expectation of employment is acceptable attendance. You can be the very best at what you do, however if you are not in the workplace to carry out your functions, your skills and capabilities are essentially of no value. As much as high absenteeism costs employers in the way of lost production, sick time costs, overtime costs, poor workplace moral, etc., it amazes me how very few employers have an appropriate attendance management program in place.

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Topics: Industrial Staffing, HR Management, HR Services, Employee Absenteeism

Top Five Benefits of Adding IT Contractors to Your Staff

Ashley Wesley - Jul 2, 2018 7:10:00 PM


You’ve got some superstars on your tech team – but the demands of your IT projects are growing too much.

 When you need a few extra hands on deck, who should you reach out to?

IT Contractors!

Here are the top five reasons why you should hire IT contractors from staffing agencies:

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Topics: IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors, it staffing

What is Constructive Dismissal?

Darcy Michaud, CHRL - Jun 11, 2018 3:24:00 PM

When an employer hires an employee, and terms are settled upon via the employment agreement, a written contract takes force.  Often employers don’t realize that the terms in the agreement are binding on ‘both’ parties, and as important, require mutual consent to change said terms.  This is where employers who take actions to unilaterally change the terms of employment run into trouble.  Such actions could be considered ‘constructive dismissal.’ 

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Topics: Industrial Staffing, HR Compliance, HR Law, Termination

The Value of Employee On-Boarding

Ashley Wesley - Apr 9, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Small and mid-sized businesses have numerous similarities as it relates to HR.  Most companies do not have an HR professional or an employee dedicated to HR.  Many companies are not aware or simply don’t have the time to educate themselves on HR best practices.  And some companies don’t have the time or money to implement HR practices. 

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Topics: Retention, HR Management, HR Services, HR Compliance, HR Consulting, On-Boarding, HR Policies, Company Culture, employee engagement, training

Ask Ontario IT Contractors These Interview Questions

Ashley Wesley - Apr 2, 2018 1:25:00 PM
Source: Steven Pisano

Time to get up close and personal with a tech expert? Use our interview tips to size-up and closely examine your potential new team member!

An interview with an IT Contractor is your chance to go from window-shopping your IT contractors to directly stepping inside their store. But when you walk in, how do you know what to look for? 

When you’re looking for the best of the best, you need a discerning eye and the right background questions to ask. In today’s blog, we’re equipping you with some fine-tuned lenses to closely examine that supposed 1000-thread count. Is your contractor really made of the finest Egyptian cotton or do they actually feel a lot like a scratchy wool blanket?

To make sure they don’t rub you or your team the wrong way after you hire them, ask your tech expert these key questions when interviewing them:

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Topics: IT Recruitment, IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors