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Getting employees to unplug from work after hours

COVID-19 has fostered manic workdays. Remote employees juggle kids, pets and work projects. Living rooms double as offices. E-intrusions are unrelenting. Pounded, crammed and connected, there’s no offramp for remote workers. “Work and life boundaries are entirely blurred—they’re working harder and longer,” says Rhonda Scharf, an Ottawa-based workplace efficiency consultant at “Employees feel the […]

Remote onboarding: Best practices to welcome new hires virtually

As Provinces and municipalities across Canada move into various reopening stages, many companies are choosing to let employees telecommute for the foreseeable future. As a result, many businesses are looking to remote onboarding to bring their new hires into the fold. It’s a challenge. Virtual onboarding with email and video conferencing doesn’t have the same […]

Be a diversity and inclusion workplace champion

Attracting top talent and running a business that resonates with a wide audience requires a shift in diversity and championing an inclusive company culture. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices make workplaces better, and there are simple things that any company can do to appeal to diverse candidates.   There are not only proven tangible business benefits to bringing together […]

5 Steps to Your 5-Star Job Ad

Every recruiter writes their job ads differently, but they all have the same goals in mind. They want to create a job ad that is optimized for search, stands out from the rest, and sells prospects on the position. And that’s exactly what this article will show you how to do. To get more details […]

The ultimate guide to hiring new grads

A new crop of motivated grads is now finally finished school and ready to take on the career world. They’re looking to graduate to a great new job, and your job is to captivate the best and the brightest—that’s if you want to succeed and grow your business. But if you’re not differentiating yourself from […]

Best work from home practices for employers

With the massive shift to remote work, keeping off-site staff safe and engaged is imperative. Before the pandemic of 2020, working from home was a perk. Now it is the new norm. Nearly 40 percent of Canadians are in jobs that can be done from home. This massive shift is compelling employers to play catch […]

Reopening after COVID-19: Companies need a smart game plan

 In the wake of the pandemic, businesses need a smart game plan to reopen, and survive and thrive. That goes beyond incorporating general government health rules and guidelines—sure they’re a must-do, but they only set the minimum requirements. Each company’s reopening will likely look different. There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. “It is the responsibility of each company […]

Can you prevent downsizing by accessing government funding?

Having to lay off workers is one of the most agonizing decisions a business owner or manager can make. When revenues plunge suddenly, e.g. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that choice is even more excrutiating. Staying afloat may take precedence over keeping staff aboard. Downsizing often seems like your only decision—and sometimes it […]