How to Build Strong Relationships with a Remote Team

Even before COVID-19 magnified the work-from-home movement, 47% of Canadian employees worked remotely at least half of the time. Still, working with a remote team isn’t easy. Managing and collaborating efficiently from afar can be tricky as a small business owner. And trying to maintain a shared sense of culture while doing so only adds […]

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How to Deal with Anxiety at Work

Whether you employ others or run your own show as an entrepreneur, you’re probably no stranger to stress. Even before COVID-19 caused anxiety to spike among Canadians, work-related stress was the primary cause of anxiety and other mental health problems. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), 1 in 5 Canadians experience a […]

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Creating a Safe Office Workplace During COVID-19

As provinces and territories re-open their economies amidst the pandemic, it’s important to find out what you can do as an employer or business owner to avoid risk and protect yourself, your employees, and your community. The most reliable sources of information for creating a safe office workplace during COVID-19 are the Public Health Agency […]

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Why Ignoring Workplace Harassment Could Destroy Your Business

Whether it comes from a co-worker or a member of your leadership team, workplace harassment includes any verbal or physical behaviour that offends, harms, or humiliates a member of your workforce. Because you have a responsibility to keep your employees safe from harassment, ignoring your obligations as an employer can have consequences – some of […]

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How To Prevent Employee Embezzlement and Theft

According to the Retail Council of Canada, employee theft costs Canadian businesses about $1.4 billion annually. While eliminating the risk of illegal activity inside your small business is all but impossible, there are ways to make it less likely. In this article, we’ll look at three key areas where you can take steps to prevent […]

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5 Virtual Team Outing Ideas for Small Businesses

Team outings are a great way to give your staff a mental break. Plus, providing opportunities for your employees to spend time together outside your place of business improves workplace performance and can help you build a team that will transform your company. The activities most likely to reduce stress and promote bonding don’t always […]

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