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Signed, Sealed, Delivered, You’re Compliant: Managing HR Processes

Posted by HRdownloads on Jan 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Having clear processes in place for human resources is essential for organizations to operate efficiently. Formal processes should be in place that outline how the company will handle human resources functions and how to go about them. Building these processes lets the employer create human resources goals that align with company goals. It also does the important work of establishing a standard for acceptable practice and creating consistency for routine tasks.

A major part of human resources is documenting and keeping records of all things related to employees. Anything that happens with health and safety, compensation and benefits, recruitment, training and development, employee relations, strategy, and so on must be tracked. There is legislation that applies to many of these areas. The legislation dictates how and what needs to be recorded for employers to remain compliant. Having a history of this information readily available is necessary for organizations to not only follow the law but also make better informed decisions. Documentation is necessary to support HR functions, and having accurate records will prove to be a reliable source of knowledge.

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Topics: HR Plan

Foresight Is 20/20: Future-Proofing Your HR Strategy

Posted by HRdownloads on Dec 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM

It doesn’t take 20/20 vision to see that the year 2020 is almost upon us, and HR professionals and business owners alike have a lot to think about. There’s legislation to comply with, health and safety protocols to implement and follow up with, and payroll to process, not to mention urgent day-to-day issues that inevitably arise. While it is essential to take care of the tasks requiring immediate attention, it is equally important for HR professionals and business owners to devote attention to the future of human resources at their organization. Where is the company heading? What is its mission and what does it aim to accomplish? How will the organization get from where it is now to where it wants to be a year, two years, five years from now? These are questions you need to address so that your organization can grow and thrive.

Strategic HR planning is how you tackle these concerns. Strategic planning links HR management directly to the direction of an organization. It’s how you set priorities, focus energy and resources, and get employees and other stakeholders working towards a common goal. It’s using what you know now to predict what you can about the future. Strategic planning incorporates a company’s mission statement, vision, and values.

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Topics: HR Plan

Ontario’s New Provincial Government: What Kind of Changes Can We Expect?

Posted by HRdownloads on Aug 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM

On June 7, Ontario elected a majority Progressive Conservative provincial government, ending 15 years of Liberal administration in the province. While any new governing party brings legislative changes with it, the PC government led by Doug Ford is expected to be exceptionally different.

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Topics: Ontario, HR Plan

Ready, Set, Goal! Establishing Your HR Plan for 2018

Posted by HRdownloads on Dec 28, 2017 2:30:00 PM

As we near the end of 2017, Canadian businesses are thinking full speed ahead about the coming year. Having a solid HR plan can support your organization’s objectives, overcome any human resources hurdles you may encounter, and help you stay ahead of your competitors. This is true across the board; regardless of your industry or the size of your organization, having an HR plan is a driver of success. After all, companies rely on their people, so it is essential that every company has the right people in the right positions at the right time doing the right things. Since employee compensation is often the single biggest business expenditure, a solid plan is needed to ensure that the price of attracting and retaining talent remains within your budget. This is not a situation that remains static; people come and go, needs and skills change, and organizations must be prepared to deal with these changes or risk falling behind the pack.

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Topics: HR Plan, Canadian Businesses

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