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COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for Businesses

By |2023-02-14T10:36:54-08:00January 28th, 2022|Events|

Have you implemented or re-implemented safety plans for your practice in 2022 for COVID-19? Effective January 7, 2022, BC announced that businesses are once again required to implement (or re-implement) COVID Safety Plans. Businesses will need to ensure that they have a valid written policy addressing COVID and that they are properly observing COVID-19 protocols

British Columbia Government Mandates 5 Paid Sick Days

By |2022-11-24T05:04:45-08:00November 28th, 2021|Events|

Written by Geoffrey Howard, Founder and PrincipalHoward Employment Law The BC government passed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which allowed the government to impose mandatory paid sick leave days for all employers earlier this year. After conducting a survey of employees and employers, the BC government has announced that, starting January 1st, 2022, all employees

What are the Benefits of Employee Onboarding?

By |2022-11-24T04:47:13-08:00November 27th, 2021|Events|

A workplace may “tick all the boxes” but does it feel right when you walk inside? Much like house hunting, a lot is riding on ‘the right feel’. Creating a welcoming, comprehensive onboarding process can truly help a business’ chances of getting it right. You want the employee to feel welcome and valued, to know you care about their success and

Are you Prepared for the Onslaught of Vacation Requests?

By |2023-03-08T13:41:29-08:00June 19th, 2021|HR Advice, News, Newsletter|

Written by Sandra Reder President and Founder of Health Bridge HR As the light at the end of the tunnel gets closer and closer, there is a lot of “buzz” around offices and in social circles about where people want to go for their vacations. Employers can expect there to be a large influx of employees

What 422,000 Employees Said Are the Benefits That Matter Most in a Pandemic

By |2023-02-14T10:52:09-08:00May 22nd, 2021|Events|

These Best Workplaces listened and acted to support their employees in these five basic but infinitely helpful ways. Written by Graham Winfrey, Benefits trump perks in a pandemic. Novel, creative perks can make a company a fun place to work, but this past year, many of the nation’s top employers swapped the fully stocked fridges and

Harvard Behavioral Scientist: Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Returning to ‘Normal’

By |2022-11-24T04:59:41-08:00May 22nd, 2021|Events|

The past year has been an agent of the Michelangelo effect, forcing people to confront who they really are. Now that the end of the pandemic is in sight, it’s the perfect opportunity for a life tune-up. Written by Jessica Stillman, The pandemic has changed how we work, where we live, and how we socialize. But

1 Clear Sign to Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

By |2023-02-14T10:54:21-08:00May 14th, 2021|HR Advice, Newsletter|

The path to creating a great team and organization starts here. Written by Marcel Schwantes, Chief executives and heads of HR have been wrestling for years with the question, “How can I create a great workplace?” To answer that question, follow the evidence. The research asserts that leaders in those so-called “best companies” lean heavily on that

Warren Buffett: Your Measure of Success at the End of Your Life Comes Down to This ‘Ultimate Test’

By |2022-04-07T22:52:47-07:00May 14th, 2021|HR Advice, Newsletter|

The greatest indicator of your achievements, according to the Oracle of Omaha. Written by Marcel Schwantes, Warren Buffett is not often wrong when it comes to making investment decisions. The Oracle of Omaha’s sage-like wisdom and hard-hitting truth-telling have also transcended industries and generations and cultures. Most of the time, if we hold up the mirror to face our own reality, Buffett

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