Hiring Your First Employee: The Interview and Making an Offer

Okay. You’ve crafted the perfect job posting, populated all major employment boards, and applications have started rolling in.  Once you’ve filtered through your many applicants, you’re ready to start scheduling interviews. Conducting an effective interview will help you select the right person for the job; someone who aligns with the professional demands of the position…

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…

PaymentEvolution’s 2020 SMB Economic Pledge – Our FinTech Response to COVID-19

Not long ago, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since that time, the PaymentEvolution team has been working hard to support each other, our clients, and the wider Canadian economy. We’ve been busy. Our Customer Success team has fielded 1000s of support calls related to wage subsidies,…

COVID-19 Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Announcing COVID19 Emergency Benefits in Canada On March 25, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies around the world are facing difficult times. Canada is no exception. While Employment Insurance (EI) and wage subsidies are in place to support some Canadians, many…

COVID-19 A Worker's Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Employees in all provinces and territories have the right to refuse work in unsafe conditions Can employees refuse to come to work or perform their duties as organizations grapple with COVID-19? Across Canada, every employed person has the right to a safe work environment. But what does this mean? Each province and territory of Canada…

COVID-19 Checklist for Employers

As a business owner and leader, your employees are looking to you for direction and guidance, especially in times of uncertainty. The current COVID-19 pandemic and regional crisis is one of those times. This is a time for leaders to be “born” and realized. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) is prevalent and your staff need…

What Human Resources Can Learn from Kobe Bryant

Creating an Organizational Culture of Excellence Key to Business Success Black Mamba. Kobe Wan Kenobi. KB24. Whatever you call him, Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash with his daughter and seven others, wasn’t only a Jedi Master on the court – he was an organizational wizard off it, as well. While the…