Archive | October, 2008

HR Q&A: Your Frequently Asked HR Questions Answered

Where do you go for answers to your human resources related questions? It’s important to rely on an HR expert who is well-versed and experienced with the needs and challenges of your type of business. Here is a summary of the most common questions we received over the past quarter. Q: I’m hiring my first employee. […]

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How to Integrate New Canadian Workers

Much is written about the skilled labour shortage, but little is said about how to integrate new Canadian workers into the workplace.  The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) recently released a report examining the use of immigrants as a source for talent, and provides an action plan for businesses to fully use the […]

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B.C. Small Business Sector Continues to Grow

October is small business month in B.C., and with it comes the release of the provincial government’s annual “B.C. Small Business Profile”. Small business is defined as a business with fewer than 50 employees, or a business operated by a self-employed person with no paid help. In 2007, small business made up 98 per cent of […]

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers and B.C.’s 50 Top Employers Announced

Canada’s Top 100 Employers and B.C.’s Top 50 Employers for 2009 were recently announced.  Winning an award in these annual competitions is critical in the battle for top talent. Being known as a top employer is a critical component of these companies’ employer brand.

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Facebook and MySpace Used For Recruiting Employees

Recent articles in the Vancouver Sun and Business in Vancouver newspapers outline how companies are targeting Facebook and MySpace for recruiting employees and purchasing online ads. Facebook and MySpace are not only used for social networking by individuals and groups, but also for business advertising.  Businesses, small and large alike, are focusing on creating profiles […]

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