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Hot tips for summer student workplace supervision, safety and success!

This is the first summer that Ontario employers have new liability and responsibility to summer students who are with them in unpaid co-op or internships.  The Occupational Health and Safety Act coverage expanded to unpaid co-op students and learners in work placements, effective November 20, 2014. For employers, this means that unpaid summer co-op students […]

 

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Common sense, health and safety and young workers

A friend of mine told me that she used to believe in common sense until one of her young summer workers put his hand where it wasn’t supposed to go.  Fortunately only a finger was lost and it was able to be re-attached later; but my friend’s philosophical belief in common sense was chopped off forever.

 

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Six steps to summer student success and a sustainable labour force for the future

Senior managers and HR directors alike agree that the main challenge facing organizations in the future will be finding and keeping skilled labour. I’d like to suggest that your organization can start the process of recruiting future employees by providing a positive and successful experience to summer students. I outline six steps on how to do this…

 

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Can I wear my flip-flops to the worksite?

Self-employment runs in my family. My sister’s 17-year-old is spending her summer days working in the family cabinet-making business. She reluctantly changed into more suitable footwear before heading out the door this morning.

 

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