How to Improve Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get along and respect each other because we are different and unique?  We spend so much time with colleagues at work and our interpersonal relationships play a vital role in our level of stress, productivity, and overall happiness.  Canada is a diverse and multicultural nation, attracting people […]

Proving a Hostile Work Environment

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While proving a hostile work environment is legally challenging, working in an overly hostile environment can amount to a breach of your legal rights and should not be ignored.

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

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Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. We break down some tips on steps to take before considering termination.

Does Your Employee Handbook Need an Update?

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Handbooks are key workplace documents that establish expectations, practices, and procedures to help keep employees on track and performing. A handbook should always be kept up to date to ensure it takes into account changes in the law and changes at your business. Find out more inside.

Growing Leaders for the Future

Prioritizing leadership development on all levels within the organization will help grow knowledge and provide your employees with opportunities to advance, both of which are critical for your organization’s long-term success.  Managers should always be focusing on preparing the next generation of leaders who will play a vital role in future decision making. How? Find out inside!

4 Steps to Preventing Workplace Harassment Claims in Your Business

As a business owner in Ontario, having a friendly and safe environment for your employees can increase productivity. It is also necessary to protect your business from potential legal liability. Here are 4 steps to help protect your business from a workplace harassment claim.

Making the Most out of Exit Interviews

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Exit interviews are an ideal opportunity to evaluate or confirm workplace culture, employee engagement and level of perceived opportunity. You will also gain important insight into the overall employee experience. Asking the right questions and listening carefully can provide you with an opportunity to learn and improve the employee experience. Find out how to make the most out of exit interviews in our latest blog post.

Is it Time for a Human Resources Health Check?

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It’s may not always be obvious that your business needs a Human Resources (HR) audit, and ideal timing may not be clear, but there will often be tell-tale signs that show it’s time to review your human resource functions. An external HR Consultant can provide an unbiased assessment of your organizations key HR strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations for improvement.

Finding Good People on a Budget


Recruiting can be difficult, challenging, time-consuming and expensive. This has always been the case, but these difficulties are even more prevalent in today’s market. It may be a suitable time to pause and re-think your recruitment strategy. Find out some helpful tips in our latest blog post.