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3 SMB Questions for Determining Increased Employee Turnover

Many small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) can face high employee turnover if they struggle to keep workers happy in providing benefits, adjusting workload, and meeting other human resource needs.  As an SMB owner, you may be worried about this reality since losing valuable team members can affect your overall performance, reputation among customers, and your bottom line.  To determine the root cause of this growing issue, consider asking yourself the following [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: HR|

3 Ways HR is Integral to Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are often made out to be prosperous marriages that would bring all parties involved more success, but the truth is much more complicated than that. Many M&As use a process that often leaves both sides feeling dissatisfied, leading to a less than successful agreement. Without a change to this process, a company’s shareholders, customers, and employees will bear the brunt of the financial impact, preventing a [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Categories: HR|

7 Discouraging Qualities to Avoid in Performance Evaluations

Staff and management both benefit from a performance evaluation. Employees are able to improve the way they do their work and are complimented for their contributions. Along with that, management gets to be more involved with monitoring and helping their workers progress. However, there are some cases when a performance evaluation can come off as a little useless. This is always a bad sign and should probably require some [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: HR|

5 Ways Performance Reviews Can Help Your Business

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 [...]

By |April 3rd, 2021|Categories: HR|

A Simple Guide to Integrating Successful Talent Management

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 [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: HR|

How Outsourcing HR Services Can Help Your Business

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 [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: HR|

The Basics of Your Employee’s Probationary Period: A Guide

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 [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: HR|

Bill 32 – What Does It Mean for Your Employment Standards?

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 [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Categories: HR|

4 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Your Company

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 [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Categories: HR|

The Undeniable Power Of Employee Engagement—And Why You Need It

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 [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: HR|

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