Category: Human Resources

As a small business owner, you may be working with a multi-generational workforce. At any time you may have up to four different generations working together. You’ve heard of the “Traditionalists” (born between 1922-1945) and of course, the “Boomers”(1946-1964); Generation X (those born between 1965–1979); and Generation Y (those born between 1980-1999).But each of these […]

In this day and age, a high percentage of people, especially women, are afraid to be assertive because society may view them as being pushy or overbearing. However, assertiveness is the complete opposite – being able to stand up for your self is a very powerful tool. In my last blog, Can You Express Your […]

In British Columbia, many people in skilled trades, technical and management positions will be retiring between 2015 and 2020. Fact: it is going to become even tougher to find skilled workers in the future. Companies adept at recruitment and retention will have a competitive advantage. Some Recruitment Basics Below are some suggestions to help attract […]

The talent wars are making a come-back and employee retention will represent the most important competitive edge a business has. If your company has the best talent in your industry, if you’re not spending thousands of dollars on replacing key staff, if you are the magnet for employees – just imagine that competitive edge. Where […]

Recruiting a manager is extra work crammed into your already bursting schedule. It’s also work you do infrequently (we hope!), meaning you may get rusty between cycles. Most people have great intentions when they start to recruit, but the process can be draining. When fatigue sets in, remind yourself of the goal. Recruiting takes a […]

How many times have you thought: “If we just find the right people, everything else will fall into place”? A good hire can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your bottom line, and a great hire transforms that one-time bump into an annuity paying dividends year after year. But how will you find that […]

Problem solving is a key skill that can make a huge difference to your business. Whether resolving a problem between you and your client, you and your employees, or you and your union, three things need to exist: 1.Shared goals: The thing about shared goals is that you have to walk the talk. In good […]

Communication is one of the biggest issues for employers, so you are not alone if you struggle with it. In a small company which has very few people, communication happens easily because you sit side by side. As the company grows it becomes more and more difficult to keep in touch. Even with the advent […]

In business, when it comes to the proper fit, nowhere is it more important than in recruitment of new staff. Your hiring strategy is key to your company’s future growth. There is no better way to retain employees than to ensure their personal and work values fit in with the culture of your company. Learn […]

Human resources is part of the larger business strategy in a small business. Recruitment and employee training has to fit in with the business culture. There are several points to consider while deciding on the HR strategy for your business. 1. RecruitmentKnow what you are hiring for. Use lots of behavioural interviewing questions – otherwise […]