November 29, 2012
Security measures to avoid violence at work
Sheryl Smolkin & Dan Fallows, the Executive Director at Garda Pre-Employment & HR Solutions in Toronto talk about background checks and pre-employment screening plus other security measures can help you both troubleshoot and minimize incidents of workplace...
November 28, 2012
As an HR professional, you may view your employee handbook as either an anchor for effective employee management, or an albatross around your neck. But love it or hate it, a well-designed, up-to-date employee handbook is a valuable company resource that can effectively establish workplace parameters and legally protect your organization.
Here are eight things you need to know about employee handbooks including why you need one, what your handbook should...
Fasken Martineau partner Katherine Pollock clarifies when drug and alcohol testing is permissible, randomly, pre-employment or for just cause. She also discusses when alcohol or drug dependency is considered to be a disability and an employer’s duty to accommodate.
Watch video interview here.
HR & THE BOTTOM LINE
By Sheryl Smolkin
The Economical Insurance Group’s multi-year journey to wellness fuelled by cleverly designed incentives for employee participation has resulted in over $615,000 in cost avoidance for the company plus a major boost to employee engagement.
TEIG is a property and casualty insurance company with about 25,000 employees in 18 offices across Canada. The average employee age is about 42 and the workforce is 65% female.
When the wellness program was first...
Read this article on HRInsider.ca
Many Canadian organizations send their employees to work in the U.S. temporarily. Of course, like citizens of other foreign countries, Canadians need a visa to enter the U.S. As HR director, you might have to help your employees secure the visa. Here’s what you need to understand about U.S. immigration law and the work visa process to perform that function.
Check out HR Insider’s exclusive interview with leading immigration lawyer Henry Chang to find out...
FEATURED INTERVIEW: GETTING A U.S. WORK VISA
Interview with Blaney McMurtry partner Henry Chang
Lawyer Henry Chang discusses how to get your Canadian employees a U.S. work visa. Find out the difference between a business visitor who can enter the U.S. with a business visa and employees who need a work...