Making professional connections from home

In July of 2015 Sarah received a call from her Manager letting her know that she would not be returning from maternity leave--her position would not be there. She now had two small children, more than 6 months of maternity leave ahead of her and a husband who was...

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Ending a Temporary Lay-off

The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising and you are getting ready to re-open the doors of your business. Where are your employees? Many employers are finding that their employees don't want to come back--at least not just yet. What can you do? If you did a...

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This too shall pass.

When I first decided to go into business for myself a very wise business person said it would be a roller coaster ride of emotions. They were right. Every day for the first few months I questioned my sanity at having made the leap into the business world. What right...

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75% Wage Subsidy

I'm attaching the link for the Federal Government's Wage Subsidy Program. If you feel this might be a fit for your business I recommend reading it and getting ready for the opening of applications. Below I have condensed the document into 14 bullet points if you want...

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Contingency Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Contingency Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have not already done so it is time to create a contingency plan for your operation. If you have questions--call me for a free consult. This is not a run for the toilet paper and hand sanitizer; the sky is falling poist, but rather a let’s plan for a...

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Flu and Cold Days

Flu and Cold Days

Small businesses do not hire extra staff that sit around doing nothing all day hoping and waiting for another member of the team to be absent so they can step in, so what do you do when an employee doesn’t show up for work? Is it really the flu? Or a cold? Or is it a...

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Hiring an HR Consultant?

Hiring an HR Consultant?

Important Things to Consider Before Hiring an HR Consultant This month let’s consider what to look for when hiring a consultant. Qualifications: In Alberta, you should be seeking an HR Consultant who holds their designation, Certified Professional Human Resources...

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Physician Recruitment

Physician Recruitment

One of my first jobs in Human Resources was with the Public Service Commission on Prince Edward Island. My position was Health Care Recruiter. I was put in charge of trying to recruit ALL of the health care professionals for the entire province. It was an amazing...

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