Small Business

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Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 8, 2014 11:33 am

Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?

Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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The worst social media mistakes businesses make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 7, 2014 05:31 pm

A lot of people assume social media for business is easy. They assume wrong. Here are the top mistakes businesses make on social media. Are you doing it right?

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business,
Hiring in hospitality

What you need to know about hiring in hospitality this year

Melissa Allen| Feb 21, 2014 10:28 pm

By 2015, Canadian Hospitality predicts that Canada will need an additional 300,000 hospitality workers. Here are three quick tips to help you hire better in hospitality.

Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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The best day to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 18, 2014 08:25 pm

There’s never an ideal time to let someone go – it’s bound to be difficult for both of you. But is there a day of the week that is better than the others?

Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business,
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Ten reasons why nobody will work for you

Melissa Allen| Feb 3, 2014 09:06 pm

Are you having trouble filling a role? Are you making job offers and getting turned down? Here are 10 possible reasons why candidates don’t want to join your organization.

Category: Help & FAQ's, Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| Nov 13, 2013 07:57 pm

Reduce turn-over and cost-per-hire, while attracting the best talent and increasing retention with a strong, aligned employer and talent brand. But first, make sure you know the difference between the two, and what purpose each of them servce.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business,
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Onboarding for SMBs: Part 2

Melissa Allen| Oct 21, 2013 10:12 pm

With up to a quarter of new hires leaving their job in the first 12 months, a great onboarding strategy that goes beyond the first day becomes critical to retaining talent.

Category: Small Business,
onboarding for small businesses

A guide to employee onboarding for SMBs

Melissa Allen| Oct 17, 2013 06:48 pm

Congratulations on your new hire! Here’s how to make their first day, week and month a success for both the organization and the employee.

Category: Small Business,

D.I.Y. Recruiting

Julia Donovan| Aug 1, 2013 02:04 pm

As a small business owner, you have built your company from the ground up; D.I.Y. in its truest form! However, when it comes to hiring, taking the initiative to manage the recruitment process can be daunting. Here are some helpful hints for employers who decide to do their own recruiting.

Category: Hiring Advice, Small Business,
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How to build a killer small business website

Christina Bruce| Apr 24, 2013 08:41 am

What’s the first thing you look for when you want to know more about a company or product? A website. These days, it’s the first place that prospective clients and potential employees will learn about you. Here are some tips to get you started.

Category: Small Business,