The Importance of Onboarding

Posted on June 26, 2014June 26, 2014Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on The Importance of Onboarding

Many employers don’t have a formal onboarding processing in place. In fact most employers don’t realize the what a proper onboarding process looks like and why it’s needed. “Onboarding done right drives new employee productivity, accelerates results, and significantly improves talent retention”. -George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut. Onboarding is important because it: • Socializes employees to the company culture • Explains how employees fit within the company • Increases awareness of the employee’s job responsibilities • Establishes relationships off on … Continue reading “The Importance of Onboarding”

Vacation Entitlement & Pay

Posted on June 3, 2014June 3, 2014Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Vacation Entitlement & Pay

The Employment Standards Act of B.C. provides that employees are entitled to take time off for annual vacation and to be paid vacation pay. The Act does not permit an employee to forego an annual vacation and only receive the vacation pay. Annual Vacation • All employees earn vacation pay on all wages earned from the first day of employment. • After completing 12 months of employment, an employee has earned two weeks of annual vacation to be taken in … Continue reading “Vacation Entitlement & Pay”

Recruiting Tips

Posted on August 26, 2013Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Recruiting Tips

One of the most common questions small to medium sized business owners ask is, “How do I go about finding the “right” employee?” In these types of situations, I typically advise business owners to first review their recruiting process and ensure they have the following key elements in place: • A job posting that clearly defines and describes: job duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job • Marketing of existing perks and benefits to attract candidates • Screening … Continue reading “Recruiting Tips”

Managing Vacation Leaves

Posted on May 27, 2013May 27, 2013Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Managing Vacation Leaves

Summer is just around the corner and that means vacation requests are now in full effect. As an employer you must know your obligations when it comes to vacation time off for your employee’s. Here’s a list of items to keep in mind: 1. Employers are required to ensure that employees: Take time off for their annual vacation; and receive their vacation pay. 2. An employer must pay an employee at least 4% of his or her total wages during … Continue reading “Managing Vacation Leaves”

Susan Bains – Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Posted on February 1, 2013February 5, 2013Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Susan Bains – Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Susan Bains, the owner of Holistic HR was recently awarded the Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2012 by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce! This award is a tremendous milestone for Holistic HR as it reaffirms the need for HR consulting for small to medium size businesses. Congratulations to the all the nominee’s and winners who attended 75th Annual Business Excellences awards, it was truly a very special evening which showcased the amazing business community in … Continue reading “Susan Bains – Young Entrepreneur Of The Year”

Staff Party Tips

Posted on December 4, 2012December 5, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Staff Party Tips

The holiday season is here and so is your staff party! Consider the following best practices to assist your company in planning a safe event: 1. Reiterate your company culture with employees emphasizing that excess drinking is unacceptable during company events. 2. Refer to alcohol guidance in your company policies. 3. Explain to your staff that attendance at the party is voluntary. 4. Request employees to review and sign an Agreement that provides company alcoholic beverage guidelines and informs employees … Continue reading “Staff Party Tips”

Top 10 List – BC Employment Laws

Posted on November 13, 2012December 5, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Top 10 List – BC Employment Laws

The B.C. Employment Standards Act protects employees whether they are employed on a part-time, full-time, temporary or permanent basis, and whether they are paid by the hour, by salary or commission. Failure by an employer to comply with the Act may result in penalties being assessed. We have identified the top 10 need to know items when operating a business in British Columbia, Canada. The list below was adapted from BC Employment standards website. 1. Employee Hiring and False Representations: … Continue reading “Top 10 List – BC Employment Laws”

Hiring & Terminations Workshop

Posted on November 5, 2012November 5, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Hiring & Terminations Workshop

In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, Holistic HR will be hosting an educational workshop on the hiring and terminations of employees within your business. This interactive workshop will ensure that you learn about the BC Employment Standards Act and Human Rights law with regards to employee hiring and terminations. The workshop will also provide you with practical solutions you can implement in your business to ensure that your HR strategies are as efficient as possible for future success. … Continue reading “Hiring & Terminations Workshop”

Customer Success Stories

Posted on September 27, 2012September 28, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Customer Success Stories

We’re happy to showcase our success stories and share how we’ve truly helped our customers effectively deal with employment related issues. The following are real stories and situations that our customers have faced in the past. Please note we respect our customer’s privacy and have received written permission to share their stories. Success Story I – BC Employment Standards Our customer was fighting an uphill battle with the Employment Standards Branch (ESB) when one of their former employees put in … Continue reading “Customer Success Stories”

New Fall HR Workshops – Register Today!

Posted on September 27, 2012September 27, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on New Fall HR Workshops – Register Today!

In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, Holistic HR will be hosting HR related workshops for business owners. These sessions will teach you the specific and important aspects of HR within your business, focusing on different areas of human resources and employment law. Each session will provide you with practical solutions you can implement in your business to ensure that your HR strategies are as efficient as possible for future success. Upcoming Session: Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 Topic: … Continue reading “New Fall HR Workshops – Register Today!”