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Easy Steps for Payroll Readiness During Tax Season

It’s only the second month of the year, so why are we talking about taxes so soon? Because it’s one of those important tasks that can creep up on you and absorb all your precious time, especially if you haven’t been meticulously tracking payroll throughout the year. But what’s HR got to do with it… Continue reading

February 6, 2024

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How to be Compliant with Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act

Gone are the days of hidden salary figures. It’s the era of pay transparency. “For companies, it’s the canary in the coal mine,” says Paola Accettola, CEO & Principal Consultant at True North HR. “It’s important to pay attention to it.” Salary transparency is not just about numbers; it’s a pivotal stride toward wage fairness,… Continue reading

January 2, 2024

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Decoding Pay Transparency in Ontario: A Guide for Employers

In the dynamic landscape of employment legislation, adhering to pay transparency laws is crucial for Ontario employers. Not only does this demonstrate compliance, but it’s also significant to staff, impacting workplace culture and morale. That’s because pay transparency fosters trust, fairness, and motivation by reducing inequality and validating compensation fairness within the workplace. However, as… Continue reading

December 27, 2023

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Generative AI and Human Resources

Invention breeds comfort and ease. But before innovation becomes convenient, it can be disruptive. While technological advancements have led to rapid changes in all walks of life, one disruption acted as a serious game-changer in 2023.  We’re talking about generative AI (GenAI) — the most commonly known version of which is ChatGPT. This tech went… Continue reading

October 30, 2023

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Pay Equity Analysis in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide

On the world stage, pay equity is influenced by many international organizations seeking equal pay for work of equal value. Within Canada, this movement is protected by the federal Pay Equity Act, which outlines the rules organizations must follow from a compliance perspective. This act extends beyond legal considerations to showcase an alignment with principles… Continue reading

September 27, 2023

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What is Pay Equity?

The movement towards pay equity dates back to the 1860s to address the gender wage gap. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s that this concept gained substantial attention at the International Labour Convention 100, where Canada signed an agreement to ensure equal pay for work of equal value. Perhaps you’ve heard this term tossed around,… Continue reading

August 30, 2023

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HR Audits: The Complete Guide

Human resource policies take time to draft, review and implement. Once this process is completed, you can move on to other HR concerns and leave them set in stone. As your organization grows, it is essential to ensure these policies remain relevant and effective. This is where the  HR audit comes into play. An HR… Continue reading

August 3, 2023

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Understanding Fractional HR and How it Can Help Your Business

As your business scales, the need for capable, experienced, and dedicated staff grows. These professionals will help propel your vision forward, but it can be challenging to add to your team, considering the resources needed. This is a common theme for HR departments. Whether you have an in-house employee or are considering outsourcing, fractional HR… Continue reading

June 27, 2023

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The Value of Total Compensation Packages: A Comprehensive Guide

Total compensation has emerged as a prominent term among companies looking to attract and retain top talent. However, it has always been an integral part of the employee compensation structure, which aims to provide equitable remuneration. While compensation is defined as “money that an employee receives for doing their job,” total compensation is about more… Continue reading

May 15, 2023

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Ontario’s Electronic Monitoring Policy: Here’s What You Should Know

Remote and hybrid working conditions sharply rose during 2020, and that trend has continued for many organizations. In light of the opportunity for various work conditions, the Ontario government put together Bill 88, which specifically addresses electronic monitoring policies and the Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act.  This legislative compliance requirement, which mandates the creation and… Continue reading

April 24, 2023

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What’s the Difference Between Pay Equity and Pay Equality?

Navigating compensation terminology can be tricky. Acronyms that aren’t spelled out, phrases you don’t understand, or terms that seem to mean the same thing. It wasn’t long ago that speaking about pay or wages was considered an outlawed conversation. But now, pay has become an authentic topic of conversation. Pay equity vs. pay equality is… Continue reading

March 20, 2023