Covid-19 – HR Issues During Business Restart – Vacations

In this video, Ann discusses HR issues related to a Covid-19 business restart, with a focus on vacations. Ann’s Bio: https://ssiconsulting.ca/our-team/ann-vermette/ Links to reputable information on Covid-19 matters can be found at: https://ssiconsulting.ca/resources-for-covid-19-information/ Two more links that were mentioned in this video, from the Globe & Mail and Torys: From an employee’s perspective: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/career-advice/article-layoffs-salary-ei-and-more-your-coronavirus-and-employment/ From…

Cannabis Legalization and the Workplace

The Cannabis Act will be coming into force on October 17, 2018, and subject to provincial or territorial restrictions, adults will be able to possess, share, buy, or grow legal cannabis up to a designated amount. According to Statistics Canada, Nova Scotians are Canada’s highest per capita consumers, and 4.9 million Canadians are already purchasing…

Quality Management: Built In or Inspected In?

There are a couple of different ways to manage quality and many debates as to the benefits of the various ways. The most economical way in the long run is to build quality in right from the start by involving all employees at all stages. Let’s look at the different approaches suggested in the title.…

The Real Cost of Poor Hiring Decisions

Hiring the best people for your organization is an essential part of the success of any business. Managers who want to make the right choices around hiring decisions, and follow an effective, open, and strategic recruitment process, can reduce the chances of making costly hiring errors. Poor hiring decisions have a real and measurable impact…

Frontline Leadership

I often tell people that being a Supervisor was the toughest job I have ever had, while at the same time, being by far the most rewarding. Although as Supervisors we often feel caught-up between the wants and needs of the Management Team and the wants and needs of the employees, it is truly a…