Monthly Archives: October 2008

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 [...]

How to Integrate New Canadian Workers2019-07-30T19:20:03-04:00

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. [...]

HR Q&A: Your Frequently Asked HR Questions Answered2019-08-08T13:14:39-04:00

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 [...]

B.C. Small Business Sector Continues to Grow2019-08-08T13:15:33-04:00

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. What sets these companies apart?  They understand that entering the competition is [...]

Canada’s Top 100 Employers and B.C.’s 50 Top Employers Announced2019-07-30T19:23:29-04:00

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 [...]

Facebook and MySpace Used For Recruiting Employees2019-07-30T19:23:53-04:00

How to Establish Fair Compensation


Clear HR Consulting was recently contacted by BC Business Magazine for an article on "How to Establish Fair Compensation". This article has just been published in the October 2008 issue of BC Business Magazine. Cissy Pau, Clear HR Consulting's Principal Consultant, provided advice and commentary on the factors to consider when setting the pay rate [...]

How to Establish Fair Compensation2019-07-30T18:45:54-04:00

Performance Bonuses Increase Employee Productivity & Retention


Statistics Canada's annual Workplace and Employee Survey found that Canadian employers who offer their employees performance bonuses have higher productivity and customer satisfaction and keep their employees longer than those employers who don't offer performance bonuses. Yet, the numbers of Canadian employers who offer performance bonuses decreased from 40.1 per cent in 1999 to 36.9 [...]

Performance Bonuses Increase Employee Productivity & Retention2019-07-30T18:46:55-04:00