Business owners and their employees love vacations; yet planning to fit them into the business cycle and meeting employee’s expectations can be challenging.
It is important to communicate how vacations are to be requested, when they are approved (or not...), by what method and how they are earned to all of your employees so that you can avoid the worst vacation minefields.
A new employee's first week can be the glue that could help them stick to your business
How do you decide what salary or wage you are going to pay a new employee? Should they earn more or less than someone already in the job, or the person who left the job most recently?
If your employee approaches you to ask for unpaid compassionate leave of up to 8 weeks, you are now obligated to approve it and to keep their job available for them over the period of the leave
Have you ever wondered how to access hidden pools of talent in Alberta’s squeaky tight labour market?
Alberta's minimum wage increases 20 cents per hour to $10.20 as of September 1st
, 2014. Those who serve liquor as part of their regular duties are in a category with a minimum wage rate of $9.20- an increase of 15 cents.
Social media is part of our daily lives. From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, it is very likely your employees participate in social media. We can help you develop a social media policy to clarify what you expect from your staff and to protect your business.
Writing attention grabbing job ads and posting them in all the right places can mean the difference between attracting few applicants, and having a selection of candidates from which to choose. Learn how to optimize your job ads for maximum effect.
Regardless of the size of your business or the number of employees you have, it is important to have a written code of conduct to set expectations for your employees and define acceptable behaviours on the job.
Business owners like you are reporting that shortage of qualified labour is one of their fastest growing concerns. Have you ever considered hiring someone from outside of Canada to fill those vacant positions? We have some tips on immigration programs available to you.
If you or any of your employees are between the ages of 60 and 70 and are collecting CPP benefits while continuing to work, you may have to start contributing to CPP again. On January 1st
, 2012, new rules came into effect for those collecting their benefits while continuing to work.
Early in the hiring process you should see if financial incentives can offset the costs of the new hire. Check out wage subsidies and other financial supports available to businesses.
CFIB member surveys show the shortage of qualified labour has become one of the top issues affecting small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada. While there is no single solution, CFIB has lobbied the federal and provincial governments to help our members address this important challenge.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has capacity to accept more nominations from employers. If you have temporary foreign workers currently working for you, the AINP may help them become permanent residents.
Are you a budding entrepreneur preparing to hire your first employee? Here are some of the steps you should consider.
Hiring an apprentice can connect you with an employee that has knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and concepts to help your business stay competitive. Government knows apprenticeship is important for our economy and provides incentives to offset the costs of apprenticeship. Here are opportunities for the employer and individual apprentices.