COVID-19

What Can Businesses Do During COVID-19?

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By Anthea Mumby   I shot this video a few days ago. Borrowing a lesson from the geese, I decided to write this post to help business owners who are worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. Watch the video on Youtube   Here are a few suggestions that may be helpful to you. Utilize organizations like the …

workplace bullying

What does bullying in the workplace look like?

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Bullying can be a real problem for adults in the workforce and may refer to many different types of negative behaviours. Bullying is defined as verbal comments or acts that could mentally or physically hurt or isolate a person. Typically, bullying is a pattern of behaviour that aims to intimidate, offend, degrade or humiliate a particular person or group of …

safe employees

News Brief: Ontario to Reward Safe Employees

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In an effort to improve the health and safety of Ontario businesses, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced the Health and Safety Excellence program. The program provides a guide for helping organizations improve their workplace health and safety while earning rebates and recognition along the way. Completing the Health and Safety Excellence program also makes organizations eligible for …

financial stress

What You Need to Know About Financial Stress in the Workplace

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Financial stress can be a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace, and it continues to be a prevalent concern for many Canadians. In fact, financial stress is ranked as the No. 1 source of stress for Canadians, according to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). In addition, 43 per cent of workers reported being so financially stressed that their …

cyber threats

Cyber Threats to Canadian Businesses in 2019

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Recently, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security published its National Cyber Threat Assessment to detail its analysis of current cyber threats to Canada and Canadians. Part of this assessment examines the biggest cyber threats to Canadian businesses in 2019. These threats can lead to financial losses, damages to the organization’s reputation, loss of productivity, theft of intellectual property and disruptions …

team members

Helping Team Members to Step Outside Their Comfort Zones

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From Anthea’s Desk As a business owner, I am quite comfortable with discomfort. I look at discomfort as an opportunity to growth. Whether it is assessing new technology, a different strategy for customer service, changing our hiring practices, or anything else that takes place to advance my business, discomfort is the norm. I use the term ‘riding the waves’ as …

telecommuting for a career

Considerations for Offering Telecommuting as a Scheduling Option

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Telecommuting offers organizations the opportunity to reduce commuting costs, promote improved work-life balance and increase the pool of qualified job candidates. Many employers are offering telecommuting—the ability to work remotely from home or another location—as a way to reduce commuting costs, promote work-life balance and increase the pool of qualified job candidates. This trend emerged in the 1990s as personal …

emotional-intelligence

IQ or EQ: What’s More Valuable to Your Company?

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EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, is fast becoming recognized as a valuable asset in a work context. For those in leadership positions, it may also assist with managing employees. The smartest person is usually considered the best person for a job, especially when it comes to leadership. However, HR experts argue that traditional intelligence (book smarts) may not be as important …

outdoor-safety

How Can my Employees Work Safely in Cold Temperatures?

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Outdoor work in cold temperatures can put your employees at risk. Here’s what you need to know. Employees that work outside in the winter months are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration and muscle injuries. What’s more, frigid temperatures can also cause additional pain for those who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism. Common symptoms of cold-related …

Employee turnover

How to Prevent Employee Turnover In Your Business

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Though employers may make assumptions as to why employees leave the company, many organizations do not truly investigate or understand why some of their best employees choose to work for other companies. In fact, most workers leave their jobs because of miscommunications about expectations, broken promises or excessive workloads. To prevent turnover, you must first determine your current turnover rate. …