Canada Pension Plan Expansion

29 Aug '16

In June 2016, finance ministers reached an agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits by increasing premiums over a seven-year period starting in 2019. Employers and employees have over two years to prepare for the changes. The goal of the CPP expansion is to increase the benefits paid during retirement. Based on the […]

Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

22 Aug '16

It’s mid-summer and fall is just around the corner. Many small businesses are beginning to think about their strategy for the New Year. It’s not that far off, and it’s a good idea to begin planning for it now. Where would you like to see your business go and what is the best way for […]

What You Should & Shouldn’t Say About Former Employees

16 Aug '16

When a fellow HR director calls asking for a post-employment reference about one of your former employees, it’s a dilemma—especially when you don’t have anything positive to say about the former employee. Your ethical side cries out to warn your fellow traveler from HR that this guy is bad news and shouldn’t be hired. But […]

Avoiding Mosquito and Tick Bites

04 Jul '16

Summer is upon us and with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to try new things and spend more time outdoors. There are a few considerations and important situations to be prepared for as you set out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Recent cases of mosquito-borne diseases have increased as well as occurrences of Lyme […]

Changes in CRA PD7A Format

02 Jun '16

The PD7A is a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payroll remittance form and Statement of Account. On it, you can report EI premiums, CPP contributions, and federal income tax withheld from your employee’s pay, as well as view current balances on your CRA Business Account. Starting in May 2016, Canada Revenue Agency began sending new, simple, […]

Why Outsourcing Human Resource Services during the Economic Downturn Makes Sense

16 May '16

The current economic climate is affecting us all.  Here are some great reasons to think about outsourcing Human Resource services, right now: Focus on Your Core Business Many companies have reduced their staff to reduce costs. Downsizing means that those remaining employees must share more responsibilities, which can help to create efficiencies but can also generate […]

In support of Fort McMurray

05 May '16

We would like to recognize all the work being done by safety personnel in the Fort McMurray area. Collectively, our hearts go out to those who have been displaced and those who have lost their homes. We are currently fundraising in order to assist organizations and individuals in need. We have set a goal to […]

Sitting Disease: The New Smoking

25 Apr '16

A significant portion of our days are spent sitting – Between commuting, work and leisure time; we spend a lot of time being inactive. Many of us have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”. According to the Globe and Mail [article], “the long-term risks of sitting – [include] hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and […]

April 28th is National Day of Mourning

21 Apr '16

April 28 marks an official Day of Mourning to commemorate those workers who have suffered work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Statistics for 2014 show an average of 2.5 workplace related deaths per day, across Canada. The purpose of Day of Mourning is twofold; to remember and honour those lives lost or injured and to renew the […]