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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

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How to Create a Leadership Development Plan

Leadership is one of the most crucial elements of an organization. It guides culture, morale, and work ethic and helps drive the company forward. However, hiring specifically for leadership positions can be challenging. It can take time for someone to understand the nuances of an enterprise, all the while trying to guide other employees. However,… Continue reading

February 27, 2023

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Six Common Recruiting Challenges (And Their Solutions)

Whether filling a role or creating a new position, recruiting is essential to ensuring you hire the right person for the job. But this isn’t always a straightforward process. In many cases, small and medium-sized businesses, especially, face challenges in recruitment. In this post, we’ll explore some challenges and actionable solutions to make this process… Continue reading

January 23, 2023

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Five Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Adding the right person to your team can transform it in more ways than one. Looking for top talent and filling a role within your organization takes time, and just as you are searching for the right person, they are searching for the right company. There must be a match on both sides. With that… Continue reading

December 21, 2022

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HR Compliance: A 2022 Policy Checklist for Employers

As holiday parties wrap up the year, awards are given, and bonuses are allocated, it’s worthwhile to reflect on the changes the past 12 months have brought. Ensuring you hit the mark on HR shifts in 2022 should be a top priority before the new year. Specifically, legislation regarding some policies was either updated or… Continue reading

December 16, 2022

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The Eight Types of Compensation

The job market continues to shift as companies realign their objectives, grow their operations, and focus on the needs of their employees. However, potential hires, and even your current staff, are driven in some way by the types of compensation available to them. While a healthy workplace culture and connecting with invaluable mentors certainly entices… Continue reading

November 28, 2022

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8 Ways to Change Your Workplace Culture

Policies, procedures, audits, and reform. All can relate to the culture in your workplace. However, this tends to be a less tangible aspect of your company. Certainly, every business has one where policies have been adopted to align with employee goals and organizational structure. While there can be statutes and mandates that encourage behavioural norms… Continue reading

October 26, 2022

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What is an Executive Recruiter?

Finding the right candidate for an open position is anything but easy. This difficulty can only increase as you move up the ladder of roles. Recruiters offer a resource to ensure qualified candidates are identified and highlighted for specific positions.  They ensure all qualifications are met and understand the human element, how an individual needs… Continue reading

October 12, 2022

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How to Message a Recruiter on LinkedIn (with Examples!)

When searching for new opportunities, making the right connections – and a great first impression – is among the toughest initial challenges. When reaching out to recruiters over LinkedIn and breaking the ice, it’s important to be justified and rational, as you don’t want to waste their time. That said, you should also avoid wasting… Continue reading

September 12, 2022

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The Differences Between Recruiting and Talent Acquisition

When organizations reach out to True North HR Consulting for talent-related services, they often ask, “what is talent acquisition, and how does it differ from recruitment?” If you’re unfamiliar with the methodology, don’t worry, you’re far from alone! Today, not only will we provide the answer to this question, but we’ll also dive deeper into… Continue reading

August 11, 2022