• Many employers and HR experts believe that the days of one annual performance review are gone. Our team brings a wealth of experience along with current best practices when customizing performance management programs for our clients. Below are their thoughts on the current state of annual performance reviews.

  • If you're in the process of hiring, it's crucial to ask the right questions during an interview to ensure you make informed decisions. The right interview questions can help you gauge a candidate's skills, experience, and cultural fit within your organization. Let’s explore some examples of great questions to ask candidates in an interview. By incorporating these questions into your interviewing process, you can gain valuable insights and make well-informed hiring decisions for your company's success.

  • Personality assessments can give us the final green light we need when hiring new talent, or they can help to solidify why a team member hasn’t been meshing with the rest of the team and potentially needs to be let go.

  • Employees will gain new rights to information which should help them learn more about the pay offered for a job when they first consider applying. But the new rules will prove impractical for some employers and may not ultimately provide much useful pay information for some job postings.

  • An Employee Handbook creates clear expectations, a communication and training tool, reduces legal risks and promotes trust among employees.

  • Workplace wellness is about organizations taking a proactive approach to ensuring the health and wellbeing of their workforce. By focusing on the wellness of employees, organizations can help prevent issues with mental and physical health, reducing stress levels and absenteeism and ultimately improving performance.

  • Employee retention is one of the most important components of running a successful practice. With branded terms like quiet quitting circulating the internet, employers need to step up their game to ensure the term does not turn into real quitting.

  • The survey clearly signals the B.C. government’s intent to add an 11th legal stat holiday for NTRD. There is broad support for this but many employers while supporting recognition of NTRD will be concerned about adding another statutory holiday with no compensating adjustment to the existing schedule of stats.

  • February – an ideal time to revisit your New Year’s Resolutions and focus on finding out what you love and how you can do more of it. If you feel like you are languishing or need a boost then maybe identifying what you love to do may help to reenergize you, your life and your work. Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend more of our working lives doing more of what we love and still contribute? Well, the good news is that you can.

  • 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 […]