New Legislation in Ontario – The Working For Workers (continued…)

Over the past few weeks, there have been lots of activity surrounding workplace laws with new legislation, under Ontario’s Bill 79, receiving royal assent and proposed legislation being introduced by the Ontario government to expand on the Working for Workers Act that have been introduced over the pass couple of years to protect and support… Read More »

Managing a Team Through Layoffs

In today’s economic conditions, organizations are often faced with difficult decisions and sometimes that includes downsizing their workforce.  It is crucial for business leaders and managers to lead your teams through this process with empathy and professionalism because those who are laid off as a result will be going through a difficult time.  And it’s… Read More »

Canada is losing Talent to Remote Opportunities Globally

With the world making a major shift to remote work since 2020, some businesses have slowly began reverting back to in-person work this year, while many are pushing forward with the newfound love for remote work and the advantages that it has brought to their businesses.  One such advantage is capitalizing on talent and skills… Read More »

Mental Health in the Workplace

In the dynamic landscape of Canada’s workforce, employers are facing significant challenges in attracting and retaining skilled talent. It is more important now more than ever before for employers to attract talent by prioritizing the mental well-being of their workforce. The shift in focus is driven by research that shows employees are most productive when… Read More »

Canadians are burned out! What Employers can do to help!

Over the past 3 years, workers all around the world had to adapt to the changing ways that we work as shutdowns and reopening kept us all on our toes. This, along with other concerns including health and financial uncertainties has caused a tremendous amount of stress for many people. Everyone was hoping that we’d… Read More »

Ontario Implements New Licensing Requirements for THA (Temporary Help Agencies) and Recruiters

Exciting changes are underway in the recruitment industry with ONTARIO REGULATION 99/23 made under the EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT, 2000 introducing new licensing requirements for THA (Temporary Help Agencies) and Recruiters operating within the province of Ontario.  For years, there has been cries for licensing in the industry to prioritize transparency, professionalism, and the protection of… Read More »

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced and globalized world, diversity and inclusion have become crucial factors in the hiring process.  It is essential to understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and the benefits that it brings to the company and the employees.   When we talk about diversity, we’re recognizing the differences that exist between individuals… Read More »

Effects of increase in minimum wage on the economy and businesses

The Ontario government has recently announced that it will be raising the minimum wage once again, this time to $16.55 an hour on October 1, 2023.  As the province and country continue to combat inflation and the high cost of living that comes with it, this increase will mean that close to 1 million workers… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Different Interview Formats

Hiring is a big part of every company’s success as hiring the right person verus hiring the wrong person is highly impactful to a company’s future.  Employers do their due diligence by conducting an extensive interview and screening process and each company go through many years of trial and error, as well as researching the… Read More »

What the Top Talents are looking for in 2023!

We are one month into 2023 and there are still mix feelings as to how the year is going to turn out for everyone.  With talks for a looming recession hanging over our heads for the past few months, some businesses are still in a holding state to wait and see how things will play… Read More »