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Long COVID is the term used for individuals that are experiencing lasting effects from COVID-19. It includes a range of new or ongoing symptoms and effects that can last for a long period following the initial infection. Individuals who experience this may be considered to have a disability.
Conducting an improper workplace investigation in response to an employee complaint can open your business to legal liability. Learn 7 mistakes to avoid when doing your own investigation.
Human resources can often be a key missing piece that, when placed, helps your business focus on growth and the bottom line while also unlocking hidden potential that may be overlooked in day to day operations. Far from being a cost centre, custom-tailored HR solutions are instrumental in harnessing your business’ people power.
Knowing the difference between employee onboarding and employee orientation is critical to retaining your new hires. Reduced turnover makes for a happier, healthier organization.
Harassment in the workplace is an all-to-common occurrence today, taking place in all occupations. Thanks to regulations in Canada, all workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. We can offer workplace harassment investigations in Ontario, as well as provide a path towards workplace restoration.
There has been a shortage of Canadian workers that has only been exasperated by COVID-19. With borders starting to reopen, here are five points to keep in mind when planning to hire outside of Canada.
As organizations begin to plan for employees returning to the office, they should look at their employee location strategy and consider implementing hybrid workplaces. 94 percent of 800 employers surveyed by Mercer (an HR and workplace benefits consulting firm) said that productivity was the same as or higher than it was before the pandemic, even with employees working remotely. Creating a hybrid workforce enables a flexible workforce which increases engagement may be an attractive recruitment marketing tool.
Employees laid off during the COVID-19 period are deemed to be on infectious disease emergency leave and are not actually laid off – or so says an Ontario regulation. However, the Ontario Superior Court has come up both heads and tails on the issue. Hansard records indicate that MPPs believe the regulation is stymying terminations and keeping businesses afloat. Who’s right? It may be too soon to tell.