The continued success of any business centers largely on its employees. They are the cornerstones of your company, so you should be able to manage them effectively. One of the best ways to manage employees is to make sure they are meeting all the expectations you have set for their position. Regular performance reviews for all employees at every level of your organization will help you recognize their value, clarify their individual roles, identify any gaps in training and development systems, and assist with succession planning. When done effectively, performance reviews are a great way to create a culture of open [...]
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The Human Resources Department of an organization is the core of every business. They recruit and screen the most exemplary employees from the available workforce. They also work to engage and retain those people and mediate any conflicts that may arise. You may have heard the term talent management often used when discussing the skills that make a business successful. Keep reading if you’re curious about what breeds successful talent management and how you can adopt this business strategy to your enterprise. The Purpose Behind Talent Management To have the best business, you need to have the most clever and talented people on [...]
Running a business isn't just about doing the work; it’s about managing people, too. No company is made successful by just one person's work—you require employees to get the job done. Besides running your business, managing your employees is also an essential aspect of ensuring that your company operates smoothly. Business Owner and HR Manager—An Impossible Task A business owner or leader can’t be a human resources manager simultaneously, and you can’t sacrifice one for the other. Human resources is necessary in maintaining order in the workplace and in handling employee relations. To a small or medium-sized business, it can be [...]
Your employees are your most important assets, which is why you have to be wise when choosing who to hire. Failing to do so can lead you to employ someone who does not fit your company which can lead to tangible and intangible repercussions. Aside from implementing a systematic recruitment process, you can have a probationary period to have the opportunity to determine if the people you hire are suitable for their roles. Learn more about the probationary period and its importance by reading the information below. What Is a Probation Period? Probation is a trial period for newly hired employees [...]
After a lengthened deliberation and constant panel discussions, Bill 32 (also known as the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act) was given royal assent in Alberta on July 29, 2020. In an effort to uphold order and balance through just working practices and labour standards, Bill 32 seeks to fulfill its main purpose of amending the Alberta Employment Standards Code (ESC) and Labour Relations Code (LRC). Although some may dismiss it as a menial move by the Canadian Governor-General, the resulting effects of the development itself are what Alberta Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) must account for. To ensure that you are [...]
The employment landscape has changed significantly over the past decade and continues to shift. With this and alternative career paths like freelancing and the gig economy, the employer-employee relationship is constantly evolving. There tends to be less of a focus on employees' time, energy, and loyalty which has caused employees to leave companies after just a few years and search for greener pastures. Many employees are sick of the traditional 9 to 5 schedule, in an office environment, and they are looking for flexibility and creativity in their work relationships. However, according to human resources organizations, the best way to [...]
Every successful business understands that the road to growth lies in the people behind operations. In today’s fast-paced world, more and more employees look for fulfillment and satisfaction in their respective careers. In other words, people are more likely to stay in healthy work environments. For these reasons, employee engagement has now become a vital indicator of business success. Employees need more experience, going beyond sitting behind a desk for hours on end. They want to be more involved in their career paths, particularly when it comes to their purpose within the organization and the impact that their work makes. [...]
Human resources in most industries have long since changed from solely handling onboarding paperwork and developing organizational policies. In 2020, many companies around the world had to abruptly implement changes in the way they run their operations. There are many new local and federal employment regulations as well as best practices surrounding remote work, on diversity and inclusion, and psychological safety, amongst others. In fact, HR's role has also been affected by the availability of digital tools that significantly change the way they handle their tasks. Human Resources must be able to adapt to these developments and keep up with all the [...]
No matter what type of business or industry you are in, you are guaranteed to encounter harassment, misconduct, or ethical concerns in the workplace. The role of human resources is crucial in making sure that the people responsible for these situations are held accountable! There is a need to have a formal process for employees to report any company violations or complaints so that the company can take appropriate action. The problem is, not all employees are willing to step forward and become whistleblowers. This is why establishing an anonymous can help promote a culture of honesty and accountability in [...]
If you’re an employer, you are responsible for the safety of your employees. Besides ensuring you have a safe workplace and your employees have everything they need to get their tasks done safely, you should also think about their physical fitness. Here in Canada, a growing number of employers are considering Physical Employment Standards (PES). Physical Employment Standards (PES) Over the years, PES assessments are used for various occupations in different industries. With the help of PES, employers can help reduce the risk of workplace accidents. Therefore, many employers implement PES to ensure workers go through critical tasks at an agreed-upon [...]