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Emerging from recent trends surrounding gender-based wage disparity, Ontario’s new Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”) is set to come into force on January 1, 2019.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and not in control of a project that you are managing? As a payroll professional, your job can be very challenging as you are required to wear a variety of hats, juggle multiple projects and work with different stakeholders. Achieving project goals and objectives while managing the project’s triple constraints of scope, time and cost — is a common challenge facing many payroll professionals today. In order to successfully manage a project, it is essential for you to have clear objectives, a good project plan, a controlled scope and have stakeholder support. There is a science to ensuring projects are executed successfully. Here is a guide to help you manage your payroll projects more effectively.
Learning how to delegate and ensuring your work is completed correctly, on time and within budget is an essential skill all managers should have. Unfortunately, many managers do not pay enough attention to the delegation process and often struggle with relinquishing some of their responsibilities. Successful managers know what tasks to delegate so they can have more time to plan, to collaborate with others, and to monitor the performance of their team. The process of delegation in the workplace involves the sharing or transfer of authority and responsibility from manager or peer to another employee. Through delegation, you as a leader can coach your people and boost the productivity of your team. Here are ways to ensure your approach to delegation will allow you to optimize your time and accomplish your goals.
As black history month draws to a close, it reminds us of the importance of diversity. While Canadian workplaces have become more diverse over the years, there is still more work to be done to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by Randstad, many of the respondents said they […]
This week’s Family Day served as a day for people to take a break from work related activities and enjoy personal time with their families and friends. However, striking that perfect balance between career and family has always been a challenge for many people. As employers, you are not responsible to provide work life balance […]
This Valentine’s Day, make sure your employees fall even more in love with their organization by ensuring you have effective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in place. Corporate social responsibility refers to the social, economic and environmental impacts of an organization’s activities on a diverse group of stakeholders including employees, customers, the community and the […]
What comes to mind when you think of Human Resources? There are many misconceptions that surround what an HR Professional actually does. As an HR Consulting firm, we have heard it all. One of the most prominent misconceptions is that a Human Resources Professional’s main objective is to recruit talent. Although this is an important […]
The numbers are staggering, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada , mental health issues cost Canadian employers an estimated $50 billion a year. Half a million Canadians miss work because of mental health each week and one in three workplace disability claims in Canada are related to mental health. Despite the increase in […]
Providing feedback to your employees is crucial to nurturing the employment relationship. It opens the lines of communication between managers and employees which helps to improve employees’ performance. A study by Gallup found that employees are two times as likely to be disengaged if they feel ignored by their manager. Feedback is an important aspect […]
Human Resources professionals may not specialize in Employment Law like an employment lawyer, however they are expected to be very knowledgeable in this area. HR professionals must be well-versed in many different employment laws, in order to be effective and compliant when dealing with employees. Many HR functions are governed by the law and include: […]