One of the most difficult tasks of a manager, or a business owner, is dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t cutting it. However, letting poor performance go unchecked has negative consequences. Not only are the people who work with the individual affected, but it also sends a message that you’re not serious about maintaining … Continue reading Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained
The new year is the perfect time to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. You may have plans to improve your health, exercise more frequently, or finally take that trip to Hawaii you’ve been dreaming about forever. For business owners, making New Year’s resolutions can help align and focus their efforts and … Continue reading 5 New Year’s HR resolutions
As HR consultants, we frequently receive questions from business owners, friends and acquaintances about Human Resources. HR is often misunderstood, overlooked and seen as unnecessary. We couldn’t disagree more! Here are 5 examples of when you need HR and what HR can do for your company. 1-You've got 10 employees (or close) When you reach … Continue reading 5 signs you need HR
As the festive season is pretty much upon us, there's one social event that brings most of us with equal amounts of excitement and dread: the office Christmas party. Here are the 10 commandments to follow on the night that should get you through it without being talked about for all the wrong reasons. 1- … Continue reading The 10 commandments of your office Christmas party
Contrary to popular belief, the open office concept didn't come from the 80's and 90's start-up companies of the Silicon Valley. In 1939, Architect Frank Llyod Wright designed the Johnson Wax Headquarters. The office lacked any partition, but rather was divided up by thin white columns, filing cabinets, and oval desks. Johnson Wax Headquarters For … Continue reading Can a great open office concept help you attract and retain employees? (You bet!)
You have hired the newest addition to your great team? Congratulations! The next step in the process is onboarding your new employee.
Please note we are not lawyers. This post is not a substitute for legal advice. As Legalese is not our style, we are going to do our best to simplify the concept of "consideration". In the workplace, consideration happens when an employer modifies its employees' existing work contract by introducing new conditions. In Canada, a … Continue reading Consideration, please!
Job descriptions are a diverse tool for Human Resources. Broadly speaking, a job or position description is a written statement describing the purpose or objective of a job, a list of tasks performed by the job holder, and a description of how, and under what conditions, they perform the job.A job description can also serve … Continue reading The versatile role of a job description
We have all lost employees. Sometimes it’s our fault. Sometimes it’s theirs. Sometimes it’s out of everyone’s control. But no matter the reason, there is something to be learned from a departing employee. A review system will help your business improving and growing. Exit interviews An exit interview is a great way to review what … Continue reading Lessons learned from exit interviews