Health and Safety For Your At-Home Employees

Your employees might be working from home these days, but just like in the office, maintaining a positive workplace culture is vital. And part of maintaining that culture means promoting the safety of your employees — both physically and mentally.  Here are some ways you can improve the health and safety of your employees while…

Hiring Your First Employee: Creating a Job Posting

Alright. You’ve thought long and hard about the next step for your business, and realized it’s time to hire your first employee. It’s exciting stuff.  As you embark on your journey for the right candidate, you need to think about the credentials and professional traits you’re looking for in a new hire. Drafting a job…

Can Employees Refuse to Return to the Workplace? [Ontario]

On April 8, 2021, Ontario enacted a province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order in response to growing COVID-19 case numbers.   This decision has resulted in some businesses being faced with further operational restrictions, closures, or returning their staff to work from home arrangements, where possible, for a period of 28-days.  Understandably, many business owners will be focused…

Vaccination Policy

Mandatory or Voluntary? That is the Question As COVID 19 vaccines are rolled out across Canada, as a business owner, you may be starting to wonder if all of your staff need to be vaccinated and whether you need to create a vaccination policy. Creating a vaccination policy may be part of a business’ return…

How and Why You Should Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Canadian organizations want their staff to reflect the country’s demographics and increasingly, they also want to see diversity in their supply chains.  Why? When one in 5 Canadians are “visible minorities, other than Aboriginal peoples” – that’s 7.67 million out of 34.4 million Canadians in 2016 – people want to do business with others they…

Addressing Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Quarantine, pandemic, covid-19, and social distancing – it’s all taken a huge toll on the mental health and well-being of the Canadian workforce all across the country. In fact, a CTV News survey found that many Canadians are now reporting their mental health has suffered tremendously due to the onset of covid-19. In this blog…

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Staff and Clients

As a leader or a team member in your workplace, it’s important to show your staff and clients some appreciation. And, with the holidays being right around the corner, now more than ever is the best time to show it! But, if you’re like most people, you might have left your holiday shopping to-do list…