May 19: COVID-19 Update For Employers

May 19: COVID-19 Update for Employers

  • May 19, 2020
On May 15th the Prime Minister announced that the CEWS will continue past its original end-date in June and will now be extended to August 29, 2020. The CEWS provides employers with up to 75% wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $847 per employee, per week.
Update On The BC Restart Plan

Update on the BC Restart Plan

  • May 7, 2020
On May 6, 2020 Premier John Horgan announced details of the plan to restart the BC economy and the easing to some health measures.
Handling Departures With Dignity

Handling Departures with Dignity

  • May 7, 2020

Most employers know that they need a solid onboarding process to start the employment relationship off on the right foot. But many companies neglect to give the same attention to their offboarding processes. During these tough economic times, employers are…

Interrupting Unconscious Bias At Work

Interrupting Unconscious Bias at Work

  • April 29, 2020

It’s no secret that workplace diversity is a good thing. Most organizations now know that diversity leads to better profits, more innovative ideas, and the ability to tap into a wide range of perspectives, skillsets, and experience to solve problems.…

Update On Government Of Canada COVID-19 Financial Support Programs

Update on Government of Canada COVID-19 financial support programs

  • April 23, 2020

This week we received several important announcements from the Federal government relating to COVID-19 support programs. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). As a reminder, the CEWS is an economic measure which offers employers up to 75% wage subsidy (up…

How People Analytics Helps HR Work Smarter

How People Analytics Helps HR Work Smarter

  • April 22, 2020

If your job involves HR, chances are good you have heard the growing buzz about people analytics. It represents a growing trend that is changing the way HR is being delivered in many organizations, using data and technology to inform…

HR Gamification: A Strategic Advantage

HR Gamification: A Strategic Advantage

  • April 15, 2020

When most people think “human resources” terms like “fun” “exciting” and “entertaining” don’t usually spring to mind (well, unless you’re us, that is). But a new trend in people management aims to switch up the image of HR as boring-but-necessary:…

Running Effective One On One Meetings In An Online World

Running Effective One on One Meetings in an Online World

  • April 9, 2020

With more team members than ever working from home these days, managers have had to quickly learn how to manage remote teams. It’s a big ask, and there is a lot to juggle as everyone gets up to speed, adapts…

Update From The BC Employment Standards Branch

Update from the BC Employment Standards Branch

  • April 9, 2020

The BC Employment Standards Branch released a much-anticipated update regarding the interpretation of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). In its update, it recognizes that that the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered an ‘unforeseeable event’ for the purpose of group and…

Update On Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Programs

Update on Federal Government COVID-19 relief programs

  • April 9, 2020

On April 8, 2020 the Federal Government provided several important updates regarding previously announced programs designed to help employers and employers weather the COVID-19 storm. Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS) The eligibility criteria has been clarified…