Reopening Your Workplace: Welcoming Back Your Employees

As lockdown restrictions begin to lift across the country, many Canadians are looking forward to getting back to business as usual. For many businesses, this entails bringing employees back to the workplace.  But as a business owner, you’re now faced with a tough question: how do you safely navigate reopening […]

Understanding Buy-Sell Agreements

Let’s paint a picture together, shall we? After years of work and hustle, you and your co-owner have created a successful business together. You’ve achieved all that you sought out to do. Sales are sound. You have employees you can depend on. All seems well.  But suddenly – because life […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Annual T4 / RL-1 Reports

You’ve hired your first employee, set them up on a progression plan, and they’re thriving in your small business. Great work! Next, you’ll be responsible for reporting your employee’s income to the government. Enter the T4 (and possibly the RL-1) slip.  T4 slips and tax season in general often brings […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Skill Development and Employment Standards

A big part of being a great employer is making sure your employees are continually learning and growing; it benefits them and benefits the company at large.  So how can you ensure that your new employees stay on the right track months down the road?  Creating an employee development plan […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Creating a Benefits Package

Without a doubt, a solid benefits package is one of the most effective ways to attract and retain a good employee.  And after the many steps you’ve taken to find and hire the right person, you want to make sure you’re providing them with everything they need to feel fulfilled […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Onboarding and Setting Up Payroll

After searching long and hard for the right employee, you’ve found “the one.”  You’ve made the offer, they’ve accepted, and now you need to think about the onboarding process. From first day processes to setting up payroll, an effective onboarding process is essential – it sets the foundation for your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]