Hire an Intern

Are You Hiring an Intern? Follow These 4 Tips

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For businesses large or small, internship programs can have many benefits. First, there are major savings involved when you compare the cost of hiring full-time employees. Second, internships provide great opportunities to young, local talent, allowing organizations to give back to their communities. Want to see how hiring an intern could help your business? Consider this: While starting an internship …

Time Theft

Are Your Employees Stealing Time?

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Time theft is a type of employee fraud where a worker receives payment for tasks he or she has not completed. There are several examples of time theft, all of which take an employee away from his or her assigned work—costing companies time and money. 3 Types of Time Theft As an employer, it’s important to be aware of the …

Federal Budget

Can the 2017 Federal Budget Impact Your Employees’ Benefits?

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The Liberal government recently tabled the 2017 federal budget, which Finance Minister Bill Morneau says will put Canadians to work and make the country more innovative and globally competitive. The full budget details how the government will spend $330 billion ($1 billion of new spending) on programs, services and paying down Canada’s debt. Included in the 280-page budget are a …

CASL

CASL Provisions Come Into Force July 1, 2017: Is Your Business Ready?

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Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL), which regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and requires entities that distribute them to obtain prior consent, came into force on July 1, 2014. While many aspects of CASL have been in effect for years, key provisions—including the private right of action (PRA)—will be imposed beginning July 1, 2017. What Does This Mean For …

More Productive Meetings

5 Ways to Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

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Meetings are a key component to any high-functioning workplace and growing your business. Not only are they are a primary method for employees to interface and discuss ongoing projects, but they can also encourage team building. However, meetings can quickly become unproductive if the proper precautions aren’t considered. This can lead to delayed projects and frustrated employees. Make Your Meetings …

Vacation

The Pros and Cons of Unlimited Vacation

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Due to the fact that no two businesses operate in the same way and have different peak times throughout the year, vacation policies tend to vary heavily from company to company. However, as a new generation continues to make its way into the workforce, there seems to be more of a focus on work-life balance, specifically through the use of …

Snapchat

Succeed with Social Media: Snapchat

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Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to record and send video messages, photos, texts and drawings directly to other users or post them to their profiles. Unless posted to your profile, the messages that you send can only be viewed once, making Snapchat unlike any other social media site. The fleeting nature of Snapchat taps into the societal …