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  • How to Get the Most Out of Reference Checks

    By on March 23, 2016

    You think you’ve found the perfect candidate for your team, but there’s one more step you need to take before officially offering her the job: reference checks. Instead of seeing reference checks as one final hurdle, take them as an opportunity to really get to know the candidate. Original Post: Harvard Business Review by Priscilla Claman When you think about it, there are really

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  • Injuries to Warehouse Workers Result in Combined $80,000 Fine to Employer

    By on March 16, 2016

    NEWMARKET, ON –  an importer, distributor and retailer of stone, granite and tile, has pleaded guilty and has been fined a total of $80,000 after two separate incidents in which workers were injured while moving stone slabs. The injuries took place one day apart. On March 11, 2014, a  worker was assigned the task of removing bundles of stone slabs

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    How to Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

    By on March 9, 2016

    Hiring managers are continuously challenged by the task of finding the best candidates.  Knowing how to hire without getting fooled by first impressions can save you more than just your time, it can save your business money. Original post written by: Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson at Harvard Business Review Getting Fooled by First Impressions Dr. James is a leading ophthalmologist

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  • Self-storage facility fined $100,000 in death on North Bay site

    By on March 2, 2016

    NORTH BAY, ON – Seavale Incorporated pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a visitor to its self-storage facility in North Bay fell through an open hole and was killed in the fall. Seavale operates a self-storage facility at the site of an old Bomarc missile site on Highway 11 North in the City of North Bay. The site

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  • HR Posting Requirements

    By on February 24, 2016

    Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ontario…… are you compliant?   Original Post: Lisa Stam at Employment and Human Rights Law in Canada Oh statutory posting requirements.  I’ve visited this bland but important topic before, such as past posts on Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ontario when there were new requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The required OHSA poster that I discussed in that post

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