5 Key Factors in Determining Whether to Give an Employee a Raise

Good employees expect and deserve to be rewarded financially from time to time. While many companies opt for the traditional, inflation-matching annual raise, there are a lot of great reasons to expand that approach and compensate your staff based on merit. Not only will giving raises when and where they’re earned increase your appeal as […]

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Letting an Employee Go – 8 Tips for New Managers

Letting an employee go is rarely a pleasant experience, but it can be especially difficult when you’re a new manager. Not only can dismissing a member of your team upset their income, career, and emotional wellbeing, it may impact the workflow and morale of your remaining employees. These 8 tips will help you navigate the […]

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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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