HR Smalltalk

Sick days in BC: What small businesses need to provide for sick leave

2019-08-02T12:00:38-04:00

A common question we receive revolves around what small businesses need to provide for sick days in BC. Employers want to know how many paid sick days they are obligated to give, while employees want to know if they will be paid.

Sick days in BC: What small businesses need to provide for sick leave2019-08-02T12:00:38-04:00

How to Communicate Policies and Procedures

2019-08-02T19:02:28-04:00

To prevent your policies and procedures from becoming front page news or creating a firestorm on social media that will negatively impact your employer brand, it is important to know how to communicate policies and procedures to staff effectively.

How to Communicate Policies and Procedures2019-08-02T19:02:28-04:00

How to Determine Salary Increases

2019-08-02T12:07:23-04:00

To better attract and retain employees, employers must have a process in place for how to determine salary increases.

How to Determine Salary Increases2019-08-02T12:07:23-04:00

Optimize team performance with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

2019-08-02T19:51:01-04:00

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely-used personality assessment and management development tool that describes people’s preferences for interacting with others, gathering information, making decisions, and organizing their lives.

Optimize team performance with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)2019-08-02T19:51:01-04:00

How to Write a Job Description

2019-08-02T20:14:34-04:00

It is critical to know how to write a job description, as the job description is your “road map to success.” From hiring, training, compensation, orientation, performance reviews, and promotion - the job description starts the entire process.

How to Write a Job Description2019-08-02T20:14:34-04:00

More BC Employment Standards Myths Debunked

2019-08-02T19:15:55-04:00

We find that many small business owners rely on BC Employment Standards myths, rather than on facts, to determine the terms and conditions of employment for their staff.

More BC Employment Standards Myths Debunked2019-08-02T19:15:55-04:00

How to Conduct an Effective Reference Check

2019-08-02T20:22:55-04:00

Never hire anyone without conducting an effective reference check.  You would be surprised how often we uncover damaging information about the candidate from their self-selected references.

How to Conduct an Effective Reference Check2019-08-02T20:22:55-04:00

How to Prevent Constructive Dismissal Claims

2019-08-02T20:25:10-04:00

How do you ensure that changes to an employee’s position, title, responsibilities or pay doesn’t land you in hot water or result in a constructive dismissal claim? We offer some tips and advice, courtesy of our legal colleagues at McCarthy Tetrault LLP.

How to Prevent Constructive Dismissal Claims2019-08-02T20:25:10-04:00

How to Manage Non-Performing Employees

2019-08-02T19:18:36-04:00

A company in today’s competitive business environment cannot afford to ignore an under-performing employee without serious consequences, and must be able to manage non-performing employees effectively.

How to Manage Non-Performing Employees2019-08-02T19:18:36-04:00