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Leading the Transition to a New Normal

Leading the Transition to a New Normal

Dates: October 14 & December 9
Join MaxPeople’s session for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) on “Leading Through Change”. This program will provide participants with important tools to be able to lead with greater vision and become agile in these changing times. Participants learn how to motivate and engage employees to work towards the company’s new direction while strategizing to overcome any challenges encountered in the change process.

Mastering HR Fundamentals for a New World of Work

Mastering HR Fundamentals for a New World of Work

Dates: September 21 & 22, 2021
This seminar highlights a broad range of human resources issues and pitfalls, and provides participants with a high-level overview of provincial legislation and current issues as it pertains to the employee-employer relationship in Ontario.

The content takes you through the employee lifecycle, beginning with recruiting and hiring, through to termination. Along the way, the instructor will provide you with practical guidance on best practices based on his experience in the HR and finance function areas in small- to medium-sized companies. The information in this seminar is not intended to replace the need for competent legal advisors but rather to help you to identify HR issues and provide some guidance that might allow you as a financial or accounting executive to help steer your organization away from trouble.

Supporting Employee Mental Health in Times of Uncertainty

Supporting Employee Mental Health in Times of Uncertainty

As employers, proactively supporting employee mental health in the workplace is more important now than ever, as the impact of the pandemic continues to pose new challenges for businesses and employees. Overnight, we saw a need to adapt to a new way of living and working. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), only 32% of Canadian employees feel their organization’s leaders are addressing mental health in the workplace, and this number continues to rise as fears surrounding “what will come next” beyond this pandemic grow.

Is “Work from Home” a Credible Alternative?

Is “Work from Home” a Credible Alternative?

The traditional five-day, 40-hour workweek has long been regarded as the “standard” for operational efficiency and consistency. However, the advancement of technology in the workplace has provided the opportunity for scheduling flexibility and “work from home” options. Consequently, employers must now weigh the merits of a flexible workplace environment. As a Human Resources and Employment Law firm, we work with various employers with mindsets ranging from traditional to progressive as we explore new trends and find creative solutions that fit their workplace. Here is what we are hearing and seeing.

Caution: Toxic Work Environment

Caution: Toxic Work Environment

Nothing is more toxic and contagious than workplace drama. Whether it stems from a tyrannical manager, vindictive co-workers, or overall organizational disarray; workplace drama can be extremely damaging to employee morale and productivity. If ignored, a toxic workplace plagued by drama and disorganization can manifest into a serious problem for both the employee and the employer. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize the warning signs of toxicity before your company culture is permanently infected.

My Dog Ate My Car Keys: Managing Absenteeism in Today’s Workplace

My Dog Ate My Car Keys: Managing Absenteeism in Today’s Workplace

In the eyes of the employee, acts that qualify as employee absenteeism are usually considered harmless or unavoidable. However, persistent workplace absenteeism is a worrisome behaviour that can be detrimental to an organization’s goals. The key to managing absenteeism is to find a balance between what is right and fair to the employee while meeting the needs of the business.

The Link Between Psychological Health and Safety and Occupational Health and Safety

The Link Between Psychological Health and Safety and Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario does not prescribe measures related to psychological health and safety, except for workplace harassment, workplace sexual harassment and workplace violence, and in 2017 the MOL issued 11,662 Orders for violations of workplace violence and harassment requirements, topping the list of top 10 health and safety violations.