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Part 2: The Reinvention of Employee Handbooks

Part 2: The Reinvention of Employee Handbooks   In Part 1 of this series, we talked about why small businesses need employee handbooks in place.  So, we know there are federal and provincial employment laws that mandate employers to have certain policies in place and a handbook is the simplest way to comply.  Plus, a […]

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Employee Handbooks Need to Balance

Part 1: The Reinvention of Employee Handbooks

Part 1: The Reinvention of Employee Handbooks   An employee handbook is not required by law, but they are a “must-have” regardless of the size of your business.  I know when I started my HR small business one of our biggest challenges was trying to keep everyone aligned with the company’s vision.  We also wanted […]

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The Most Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make — And How to Fix Them

The Most Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make — And How to Fix Them   Small businesses have a tendency of ignoring human resources until there is a problem. It’s incorrect to assume that smaller organizations are immune to HR challenges because of their size. Smaller businesses are actually at an even greater risk because they often […]

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5 Tips to Giving Constructive Feedback

5 Tips to Giving Constructive Feedback   Do you dread the thought of giving an employee constructive feedback about their work? You’re not alone.  Most managers think that if they address performance issues head-on that they’ll only make matters worse.  They either say nothing, sugar-coat the message beyond recognition or delay the discussion until annual […]

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5 Insider Tricks to Improving Your Resume

5 Insider Tricks to Improving Your Resume   There it is, a post for your dream job, and you’re the perfect candidate. Your little heart goes pitter-patter with excitement. But, your resume won’t even get a second glance if it isn’t configured properly. The cold hard truth is your resume has only 6 seconds to impress. Incorporate […]

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