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The Business of Holidays – To Bonus or Not

Long, long ago, in a fiscally confident time, employers would share the company good fortune and offer their employees Holiday Bonuses.  However, given the economy, what will employers do this year?  Can they afford to give Holiday Bonuses?  Is it even a good idea?  Why exactly do some companies continue to give, or even contemplate […]

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Remembrance Day 2015

Wednesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day; an occasion to honour and remember Canada’s veterans.  This year the Royal Canadian Legion has chosen to recognize Canada’s Aboriginal Veterans and the significant contribution they have made.  To this end, the Royal Canadian Legion is issuing a commemorative Aboriginal inspired pin. For a variety of reasons, Remembrance Day […]

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The importance of vacations

Employees need work – life balance.  Vacation time-off is one key to maintaining this balance.  Having said this, over the years HR pros have met some employers who have no issue with paying vacation pay earned but discourage vacation time-off.  What these employers fail to understand is that employees need time away from work. Each […]

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