Monthly Archives: September 2008

How Do You Make Your Company Stand Out?

2019-07-30T18:50:40-04:00

Business in Vancouver contacted us for an article on employer branding, or making your company stand out from others for top talent, for its Blue Edition which focused on investment in human resources. Cissy Pau, our Principal Consultant, is quoted prominently in the article, along with our client Houle Electric. You can even see Cissy [...]

How Do You Make Your Company Stand Out?2019-07-30T18:50:40-04:00

Improving Your Work “Environment”: Is It Truly Easy Being “Green”?

2019-07-30T18:51:22-04:00

You've likely watched or heard of "An Inconvenient Truth". You recycle at home. You've bought and set the programmable thermostat. You know that "CFL" refers to not just a football league, but also to a light bulb. You're no energy angel, but you've taken small steps to make important changes. You're not worried about your [...]

Improving Your Work “Environment”: Is It Truly Easy Being “Green”?2019-07-30T18:51:22-04:00

How Transparent Should Salaries Be?

2019-07-30T18:53:37-04:00

The internet is now making salary information more transparent and available, which can be useful for companies to know what the market is for similar positions, and what employees may potentially be looking for when negotiating a salary for a new position or getting a raise in an existing one. But how open should your [...]

How Transparent Should Salaries Be?2019-07-30T18:53:37-04:00

Would You Take a Pay Cut for a Shorter Commute?

2019-07-30T18:54:12-04:00

According to a recent survey, one quarter of B.C. respondents would take a pay cut for a shorter commute. The article goes on to report that Canadians spend an average of 63 minutes per day commuting round trip between home and their workplace. This is further evidence that pay isn't the most important factor for [...]

Would You Take a Pay Cut for a Shorter Commute?2019-07-30T18:54:12-04:00

Private no more? Social networking and the hiring process

2019-07-30T18:55:21-04:00

There was an interesting article in the Globe and Mail about the consequences of using such social networking sites as Facebook and MySpace during the hiring process. Many people who post on these sites have no idea how much of their private information becomes accessible to complete strangers because they don't use the security and privacy [...]

Private no more? Social networking and the hiring process2019-07-30T18:55:21-04:00

How Important Is Pay To Find and Keep Employees?

2019-07-30T18:56:18-04:00

We're often asked how important pay is to find and keep employees in your company. What we find is that you must pay your employees fairly based on market conditions, but you can never win if you compete based on money alone. We think an excellent and very public example is going on in the National [...]

How Important Is Pay To Find and Keep Employees?2019-07-30T18:56:18-04:00

Gift Cards – An Effective Employee Incentive tool?

2019-07-30T18:57:34-04:00

Recently, we were contacted by Incentive Magazine to comment on an article they were working on regarding giving gift cards to employees as a motivation and incentive tool. The article has now been published and can be viewed online. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find out what Andreas Hesse had to [...]

Gift Cards – An Effective Employee Incentive tool?2019-07-30T18:57:34-04:00

2009 Pay Raises Expected to Beat Inflation

2019-07-30T18:58:12-04:00

Mercer Canada conducted a nationwide survey, and found that on average, Canadian employers plan to give pay raises of 3.8 per cent in 2009, as compared with 4.0 per cent in 2008. About one third of respondents were planning higher pay increases than last year, one third of respondents were planning lower pay increases, and [...]

2009 Pay Raises Expected to Beat Inflation2019-07-30T18:58:12-04:00