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Security measures to avoid violence at work

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in HR Issues, Portfolio/HRInsider | 0 comments

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...

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8 things you need to know about employee handbooks

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in HR Issues, Portfolio/HRInsider | 0 comments

HRInsider.ca 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...

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What You Need to Know about Drug and Alcohol Testing

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in HR Issues, Legal, Portfolio/HRInsider | 0 comments

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.

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Wellness Program Saves Employer Over $600,000

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Health, Portfolio/HRInsider | 0 comments

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...

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U.S. Work Visas 101: What HR Needs to Know

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in HR Issues, Legal, Portfolio/HRInsider | 0 comments

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...

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Interview with Blaney McMurtry partner Henry Chang.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in HR Issues, Legal, Portfolio/HRInsider, Portfolio/Interviews | 0 comments

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...

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