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My former employee left behind some personal property. What can I do with it?

Employees occasionally leave behind personal property following termination of employment. Whether it is discovered immediately or long after the employee has departed, many Alberta employers would be surprised to learn that they have certain obligations to that former employee with respect to the treatment of the personal property.

 

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Sacking your co-founder

For true entrepreneurs, there is nothing more exhilarating and satisfying than launching your own baby into the economy, nurturing it, and watching it flourish with co-founders, friends, employees and supporters along the way.

Satisfying, that is, until your co-founder starts to slack, develop a different vision, or simply become an energy suck that is destroying the business.  Once the honeymoon start-up phase is over, founders either thrive in the get-down-to-business phase, or get itchy for the next creative start up adventure.  Here are some big-picture tips for handling the post-honeymoon phase.

 

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Manitoba customer service accessibility standard

The Manitoba Customer Service Accessibility Standard (CSAS) under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) comes into effect November 1, 2015. The CSAS requires all of Manitoba’s public, private and non-profit organizations with one or more employees that provide goods or services directly to the public or to another organization in Manitoba, to establish and implement measures, policies and practices to remove barriers to access to the goods or services it provides.

 

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Start seeing clearly: Get the visibility you need with talent acquisition analytics

Across the areas of attracting, sourcing, and progressing candidates through a positive experience there are many moving parts. It can be a challenge to understand quickly and clearly, what’s working and what’s not, and where to invest attention and budget. And while there is a ton of data available this isn’t always at the right level to inform decisions. A deeper look at your recruitment channel and candidate data can deliver visibility into the effectiveness of your efforts and tell you where focus is needed.

 

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How foreign franchisors can expand into the United States using foreign franchisees

Foreign-based franchisors may wonder how difficult it would be to expand their businesses into the United States. One possible solution is for the foreign-based franchisor to initially sell its U.S. franchises to citizens of its home country, or citizens of other countries where it may already have an established presence. Fortunately, in most cases, a foreign franchisee will be eligible to own and operate a franchised business under the E-2 treaty investor category.

 

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HR lessons from the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

It is true that business is not a sport. But there are many parallels behind the coaching, training, motivating and learning involved in international sporting events, like the upcoming 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto, and the dynamics of today’s successful workplaces.

 

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A brief review of the Mayo Moran legislative review of the AODA

The Mayo Moran Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is both a welcome and timely document as it reflects the progressive goal of inclusion within business and social culture.

 

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Transform data into stories and engage executives

Good old fashioned story telling

In the past we have explored the value of visualizations in bringing workforce data to life and simplifying understanding. So what comes next once we have robust people data, great visualizations, and deeper understanding? It’s time to start sharing insight with executives.

 

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How to accelerate your talent analytics capability

All HR and Talent Leaders need access to timely and relevant information to support decisions and drive performance. However, in many mid-sized organizations the status quo consists of a painful process of compiling data manually to produce metrics. This represents a significant time-sink and leaves little opportunity for analysis or recommendations.

 

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How mid-sized organizations can get ahead with workforce analytics

No matter what your company size, the pressure is on for HR to make use of data to respond to business questions and make timely and relevant workforce decisions. HR now knows that using workforce data can lead to more impactful conversations and contributions to the business. For this to happen however, HR needs to develop its analytics capabilities.

 

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Leaning in to discussions about gender at work – a risk and responsibility

Does your Human Resources department coach your managers to shush-up or speak out regarding gender issues and gender biases in your company?

 

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Hire like a freak

What if there was a way you could get the wrong candidates to de-select themselves for you?

 

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Employee complaints, gripes, whines and other good business advice

Retired football coach, broadcaster and motivational speaker Lou Holtz said, “Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” Although this may have some truth for most of us, employers must be careful not to fall into either category.

 

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