Archive for November, 2010

Office humour Nov. 25

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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Changes to Regulations for Foreign workers

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will affect future foreign workers in Canada starting April 1, 2011.

These include:

  • Cap on Work Permit Validity Periods
  • Two Year Ban for Non-Compliant Employers (those found not adhering to regulations)
  • Employment Offer Genuineness (assessment of the employer’s offer terms and their ability to meet them

Changed foreign worker regulation

Working with zoomer workers

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

How Zoomers (another term for Boomers) can help your organization

Studies show that mature workers have high job-satisfaction rates and take pride in their work and careers. Mature workers offer experience, emotional maturity and loyalty in the workplace. They practise teamwork and believe in service to others. Furthermore, mature workers care about the fate of their organizations and invest themselves to help it succeed.
In a recent Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey, 75 per cent of respondents said that older workers bring these attributes: a strong work ethic, experience, qualifications and loyalty.

Ideas about Zoomer workers

German firms blocking Facebook over security fears: report

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Many of Germany’s top companies are blocking access to Facebook and other social networking sites over fears of industrial espionage and other security concerns, according to a report released this week.

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Categories: The Tech Effect

HR Comic Nov. 9

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment
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Legislation Changes in Ontario

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

…are part of the Open for Business Act, 2010, which passed third reading on Oct. 21. Royal assent and proclamation are pending. Communication, consultation and collaboration are the cornerstones of Open for Business’ approach, says Peter Fonseca, the province’s labour minister.

Included in the act are:

By Better Media

-Employees, where appropriate, will be required to notify their employer before an employment standards claim will be investigated

-Establish a modern, risk-based approach to environmental approvals

-Make it easier for professionals, such as internationally trained engineers, to work in Ontario by removing the citizenship requirements for a Professional Engineer Licence

Changes to Employment Standards procedures

Proposed Open for Business Act

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Free Webcasts Nov. 3

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment