Where To Find Great Hourly Workers
May04

Where To Find Great Hourly Workers

Nearly 60% of all employees in the U.S. are hourly workers. Yet small businesses struggle to tap into this huge pool of potential candidates. If you’re hiring for a minimum wage position, you can’t spend a ton of time and money on recruitment. Often the turnover rate is high, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars to fill these positions. So, how do you find great employees that won’t break the bank? Luckily, there’s a...

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Here’s Why Employee Engagement is Crucial in the Modern Workplace
Nov21

Here’s Why Employee Engagement is Crucial in the Modern Workplace

It is not a trend  Employee engagement. You’ve undoubtedly heard the term before. But what is it, really? And does it matter? As it happens, it matters a lot in the modern workplace. It has an impact on nearly every aspect of business: from turnover rates to customer satisfaction, sales and profit. Here, we tell you all you need to know about employee engagement and just how important it really is. “To win in the marketplace you must...

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HR Gives Back: Jobseeker Advice on #JobHuntChat
Sep23

HR Gives Back: Jobseeker Advice on #JobHuntChat

HR professionals, Hiring Managers and Recruiters all have the same story when it comes to receiving resumes from jobseekers: “Where are they getting their advice!”  The Internet is full of “tips for jobseekers” and “how to write a winning resume” but it seems to be the same advice over and over while jobseekers today are struggling to figure out what is the “best” advice to help them turn their job search into a job offer. Jobseekers...

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Don’t Let Getting Sick Lead To Bankruptcy
Aug30

Don’t Let Getting Sick Lead To Bankruptcy

Medical bankruptcy–when high medical bills force people into insolvency– is common in the United States but also occurs in Canada. There are many medical bills associated with illness and healthcare issues that can cause severe financial problems. According to a blog post from McCarthy Law 25% of all credit card charges are related to medical costs. Furthermore, debt management experts Hoyes and Michalos say that 15% of...

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Challenges with US Companies Hiring Workers in Canada: Interview with Marc Pavlopoulos
Jun30

Challenges with US Companies Hiring Workers in Canada: Interview with Marc Pavlopoulos

My vision for Syndesus is to bring together engineers and highly skilled workers all across Canada with US companies seeking to hire them.

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The 5 Pitfalls of Working Remotely (and How to Avoid Them)

Having worked remotely for the past decade and now running a 100 percent remote company of 30-plus employees, I have found there are five common mistakes that cause the initial decline in productivity for new remote workers.

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Docking pay on a snow-day – is it legal?

It wouldn’t be a real Canadian winter without a super-storm or two and, at some point over the season, it’s very likely you’ll have to call a snow day – but how clued up are you on what you can and can’t do?HRM asked one employment lawyer’s advice. Do you have an obligation to pay? Missing a day at work due to the weather is completely out of your employees’ control – but does that mean you have to pay them? In a nutshell – no....

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Compensation – Unpaid Interns Can Be Expensive

Taking on Unpaid Interns? Don’t Take on a Lawsuit, Too… “… when a complaint is made, the price of an unlawful internship can be quite high. Failure to pay wages, failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest violations, and related penalties and attorneys’ fees and costs can add up quickly.” (Ervin Cohen & Jessup) “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” Unless, of course, that summer intern you hired decides to sue you...

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