Workplace Wednesday: How do you deal with HR as a small to medium business?

Posted Tanys Coughlan Workplace Wednesdays

How do you deal with HR as a small or medium business? Most small business owners go into business because they feel passionately about the service or product that they provide and they may not have the business savvy to ensure their business is sustainable. One of the options in this circumstance is to find […]

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Workplace Wednesday: Allergies in the Workplace

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Allergies in the Workplace: Today let’s discuss some strategies for how to handle some basic allergies in the workplace. More and more employees are suffering from food allergies than ever before. There are the food allergies, like peanuts and gluten; scent allergies like perfume and smoke and chemical allergies like latex. Health Canada reports that […]

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Workplace Wednesday: Alcohol in the Workplace

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For this week’s Workplace Wednesday let’s look at alcohol in the work place. Drinking alcohol can have socio-economic effects and cost organization a lot of money. On the International Centre for Alcohol Policies Website, (http://www.icap.org/PolicyTools/ICAPBlueBook/BlueBookModules/22AlcoholandtheWorkplace/tabid/542/Default.aspx) they summarize the topic as follows: • Lost productivity—often as a result of absenteeism, poor job performance, accidents and injuries, […]

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Fun Fact Friday: Do you know the average absenteeism rate?

Posted Tanys Coughlan Fun Fact Fridays

Do you know the average absenteeism rate per employee per year in Canada? The overall average absenteeism rate for all industries combine is 9.3 days per employee per year. Private Sector-8.2 Public Sector -12.9 Top five industries are: Healthcare and social services-14.0 Public administration-12.8 Transportation and warehousing-12.3 Business, building and support services-10.1 Educational services-9.4 The […]

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Workplace Wednesday: Tips for Hiring Top Talent

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Tips for Hiring Top Talent Hiring the right people with the right talent in the right way is extremely important in today’s competitive marketplace. It is one aspect of business that often people think is easier than it is. They think, “I’ll just put an advertisement together and post it somewhere, look at the resumes […]

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Fun Fact Friday-Facts about Recruitment and Social Media

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Facts about Recruitment and Social Media: Did you know… 68% of employers will find you on Facebook. There are 15 million brands and organizations on Facebook. 18,400,000 applicants found their job on Facebook. 10,200,000 applicants found their job on LinkedIn. 89% of recruiters have hired someone through LinkedIn. 8,000,000 applicants found their job on Twitter. […]

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Workplace Wednesday-A video of Liz Ryan from the Human Workplace about the Whole Person Job Search

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 A video of Liz Ryan and the Whole Person Job Search In this video Liz Ryan talks about confidence or “mojo” and the part that plays in the job search and interview process as well as the workplace. We all play parts at work. We all need to work on being authentic at work and […]

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Fun Fact Friday-Fun Facts about Recruitment

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  Fun Facts about Recruitment……….Did you know? “The average time spent by recruiters looking at a resume is just 5 to 7 seconds, with 76% of resumes discarded for having an unprofessional email address. In 2000, 22% of resumes were submitted via email or posted on the web. In 2014, over 90% of resumes were […]

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Workplace Wednesday-Employee Engagement – Who’s Sinking Your Boat?

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Workplace Wednesday-Employee Engagement Video by The Employee Engagement Group The attached video about employee engagement is very informative. It gives a good description of employee engagement, the reasons why it is important and the potential problems if your employees are not engaged. Bob Kelleher CEO of The Employee Engagement Group posted this video that packs […]

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