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Docking Pay for a Snow Day?

Posted: February 25, 2015

It may not bring the same feeling it did when we were kids, but it’s something we’ll always deal with in Canada – snow days. For some it means staying in PJs all day and never leaving the house. For others, like employers, it’s a decision to let employees have the day off, and consequently, a decision to pay them. Or not. Here’s a good article from HRM Online that give you the real deal about paying employees for a snow day. It wouldn’t be a real Canadian winter without a super-storm or two and, at some point over the...

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6 Ways You Might Be A Workplace Bully

Posted: February 18, 2015

As a manager or leader you might be under the impression that you need to rule with an iron fist. Or that it’s better to be feared than loved. Maybe you think this is the best way to motivate your employees. We’ve seen examples of this in things like sports culture, with coaches pushing their players. Or movies like the Oscar-nominated ‘Whiplash’ when a mentor bullies and belittles his students to get more from them. Bullying doesn’t always manifest itself as yelling or physical intimidation, however. There’s other ways it appears in the workplace. Leading With Trust lists 6 Ways...

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How to Write a Great Job Ad

Posted: February 10, 2015

A well written job ad is critical for finding great staff. No surprise there, right? When done properly, a job ad accurately reflects what you as an employer are expecting from a candidate: skills, qualifications, training, education and credentials. The idea is to set and meet the expectations of both the employer and the potential employee. Did you know that a good job ad can also make the recruiter’s job easier? If it’s done right, the ad will attract qualified applicants with its overall appeal. 44% of candidates ignore poorly written job ads. Who can afford to miss that many...

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5 Ways to Get More From Your Staff

Posted: February 9, 2015

Are you finding that some of your employees are just showing up for the pay cheque? Showing up and putting in the required time and heading home, maybe? As a manger it falls to you to motivate your staff and get them engaged. Make the time between leaving home and returning home worth everyone’s time. We found this article that gives you 5 ways to get more from your employees. Here they are:   1. Know where employees are coming from   It’s easy to think of a salesperson as only a salesperson, or an administrative assistant as just that....

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