7 Things to Do on an Employee's First Day

To help your business out, here is a list of the seven things you should do on an employee’s first day. Follow these guidelines, and you’re sure to win over your new employee, starting him or her off on the right foot and building a foundation for a successful, productive career.

25 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Spending a Dime)

We talked to management consultants, HR pros, career coaches, book authors and bosses from a range of industries to glean the 25 best ways to reward employees without breaking the bank. Here’s their hard-earned advice.

12 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnove

How would you feel about a higher retention rate in your organization? I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a single HR exec I know who would turn that down. In fact, employee retention is without a doubt one of the most intense challenges facing most human resources departments.

4 Ways To Improve Your Hiring Process

McKeown provides four tips for hiring great people: 1) Forget trying to ask magic bullet questions, 2) Ensure you have clearly defined what it will take to be successful in the position, 3) Test candidates, and 4) Include others in the hiring process.

How to Best Utilize Internships for Your Company

When people think of internships, they generally focus on all the benefits that the intern gains. Leadership skills, industry knowledge, and a base network are all great benefits for the intern. But what about all the great things that an intern can offer your company in return? Here are some tips on how to best utilize internships for your company.

Compassionate Care Leave

Compassionate care is a benefit for employees needing to take a temporary leave to care for a gravely ill family member who has a significant risk of death within six months. While both the federal and provincial governments provide job-protected compassionate care leave for workers, many organizations are going a step further by implementing top-up compassionate care leave policies in order to provide comfort to employees while boosting engagement and retention at work.

Are these reasons acceptable for employees calling in sick?

About a quarter of employees have ‘pulled a sickie’ in the past two years. While some of the reasons are just ridiculous, one reason for taking sick leave bosses find acceptable is a staff member with family responsibilities.

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