What Has 2020 Taught the HR World?

2020 has been a year of challenge and change that has taught the human resources world many important lessons. Ultimately this year has prepared us all to be better business owners and people leaders. Read on for some valuable takeaways from this unprecedented year. Adding new employees is an exciting but stressful process. You want… Continue reading

Ending 2020 with Gratitude

Pivot. Work from home. “Can everyone hear me okay?”. Synergy. Unprecedented. Best practices. The business world was introduced to a whole new set of catchphrases this year but, at True North HR Consulting, our word of the year is definitely gratitude. The global pandemic and ensuing lockdowns have changed the way that the world works…. Continue reading

What is a Workplace Culture Transformation?

Workplace culture is made up of the shared values, beliefs, attitudes and mindset of your organization. Workplace culture determines the personality of your organization, what you stand for and what sets you apart from the competition. Workplace culture is influenced and often defined by the leadership of your organization so, when change is needed, it… Continue reading

Hiring the RIGHT Leader for Your Organization

If the recent events south of the border have taught us anything, it is that any organization needs a strong, competent leader to not just thrive but to survive. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can ensure that your business attracts and retains the leadership candidates that you need.  Competence and… Continue reading

7 Essential HR Consulting Services for Small Businesses

Congratulations, your small business is growing! As your business expands and you start to hire employees, you want to make sure that they are properly taken care of and your own interests are protected. Working with a human resources consultant to put best practices in place is one of the most important investments that you… Continue reading

How to Attract the Best Employees for Your Small Business

Hiring employees is an important and exciting milestone in your small business journey. Attracting the best candidates for the position is an essential part of the process. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you need to take to find the best people for your small business.  Clarity is Key Be clear and… Continue reading

Mental Health Support in the Workplace

The current pandemic has brought workplace health and wellness into the spotlight, but much of the focus has been on our physical health. COVID-19 has also taken a huge toll on our mental health and it is important that employers are ready with support in the workplace.    A Culture of Support   One of… Continue reading

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave in the Province of Ontario

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020, no one was prepared for the effect it would have on the workforce. From designated essential services to forced closures to social distancing measures, this has truly been an unprecedented process for both employers and employees to adapt to. The possibility of a second wave is… Continue reading

Working Parents and Accommodations for Online Learning

Just when we think we’ve got the working from home thing all figured out, 2020 throws one more hurdle into our path. With school boards across the country introducing new virtual learning plans and revised in-class schedules, many working parents have been left scrambling to accommodate this “new normal”. Let’s take a look at the… Continue reading

What Happens When There is No Employment Contract?

In our last blog, we took a look at the importance of a clear and concise employment contract for both the employer and the employee. Let’s now take a look at what happens when there is no employment contract in effect, especially when issues arise.  There have been so many instances where our clients have… Continue reading

The Importance of Employment Contracts

What do you think is the most important thing that an employer can do to protect themselves, no matter the size of their business or their industry? Having an employment contract that has been reviewed by an employment lawyer and that clearly defines the nature of the employment relationship is so very valuable to all… Continue reading

Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace

The Advantages of Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Health is, really, the only leg we must stand on. As soon as we’re feeling unwell, everything else in our lives tends to crumble; we don’t have the energy to nurture our relationships, our quality of life slips away, and you can forget about any substantial level of productivity at work. In all likelihood, the… Continue reading