Layoffs During The COVID-19 Crisis

What Small Business Owners Need To Know Across Canada, employers are facing the tough reality of staff layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Some businesses have had to slow down operations dramatically and others have completely ceased operations for the foreseeable future. Either way, cutting staff due to COVID19 is a painful reality and one…

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 (IE) and wage subsidies are in place to support some Canadians, many…

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…

5 Payroll & HR Impacts of Coronavirus on Canadian Small Businesses

Paid Vacation Changes, HR Policies Among Areas Affected by the Growing Outbreak Small business owners aren’t known to panic in uncertain times – but they do like to be prepared. While large Canadian companies dealing with the coronavirus outbreak have had to cancel international trips, withstand the stock market falling, and temporarily shut down thousands…

B2B Payments: 5 Benefits of Making Business Payments Electronically

Making Payments Electronically Improves Cash Flow, Saves Time As a small business owner, you may take a lot of pride in signing cheques to make B2B payments. Especially so if you sign your name on cheques in an over-the-top, illegible cursive fashion like a pro hockey player while you pretend there’s a long line of…

Why Your Employee Benefits Should Include Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Helps Improve Employee Retention and Health For some business owners, adding pet insurance to their employee benefits may be a bit out there. But with 15% of employers in the U.S. now offering pet insurance benefits, many employees may be wondering why it’s taken so doggone long to have their fur babies factored…

4 Payroll Lessons to Learn from the Toronto Maple Leafs

Missing Deadlines, Inadequate Backup Among Team’s Mistakes Without top-shelf payroll, most companies can get skated out of the building by their competition. From utilizing a secure and cost-effective online payroll system and conducting regular audits, to automating processes and improving employee engagement and retention, having an efficient payroll system can give your small business the…

7 Scary Payroll Nightmares to Avoid this Halloween

Non-Compliance, Outdated Payroll Solutions Can Lead to Spooky Outcomes Amidst the Halloween office backdrop of fake pumpkins, spider webs, and maybe even a witch or two, it can be easy to lose sight of the biggest goblin lurking in the boardroom: scary payroll issues. While the payroll issues your business could be facing may or…

5 Ways to Measure Employee Satisfaction—And Why it Matters

Pay, Benefits, and Recognition All Factors in Job Satisfaction While it can be easy for small business owners to get caught up in generating more revenue, when employees aren’t satisfied it can be like an undetected hole in the hull that can eventually sink the ship. Adequate pay and employee benefits are a big part…

California Moves to Protect Gig Contractor Employee Benefits. Is Canada Next?

Classifying Independent Contractors Correctly Key to Avoiding CRA Penalties A sweeping move came to the gig contractor economy in California on Sept. 18 – one that could have major implications to the pay and benefits of independent contractors across the U.S. and beyond. In a bold move, California Governor Gavin Newsom gave the stamp of…