Unlicensed employment agencies face charges over illegal foreign worker fees
Two employment agencies allegedly exploited foreign workers, playing on their desire to live and work in Canada
Electric company fined $150,000 over worker death
An Ontario company that failed to ensure their employee’s safety will pay $150,000, plus a victim fee over an incident that killed one worker and injured another.
Will your non-compete clause actually hold up in court?
An on-going case in B.C. shows companies need a clear non-compete clause to avoid having to prove “irreparable” harm to get an injunction on a former employee before trial
Are children the key to work-life harmony?
A study has found that those married with children scored higher on the Work-Life Index, compared to those without
Have you been blindsided by charisma?
Charisma is the vital ‘somethin somethin’ that is as vital to leadership – but there are big-payoffs to resisting the charms of your biggest talent.
Can you drug test employees? So far the answer is a resounding “maybe”
Impairment is a serious safety issue, but drug testing workers is a complicated issue for employers and HR
Staff allergy prompts poinsettia ban at Bell’s biggest office
In an example of accommodation across a large office complex 6,000 staff at Bell’s Mississauga office have been told to get rid of any poinsettias on site
Coping with Generation Y workers
While Generation Y workers are often stereotyped as self-involved technophiles with no attention span and poor people skills, they’re also not going anywhere. How can managers, and businesses, adapt to the next generation of workers?
Want to keep your staff this New Year? Practice transparency
If you think your team is secure heading into 2013, think again – new survey findings show that in the lead up to the festive season, almost all your employees plan to look for new jobs next year.
Think carefully before giving token Xmas presents
It’s the thought that counts, right? Wrong. At least, not in professional settings.