Why WorkSafeBC is a must for your business

Posted on April 22, 2013April 23, 2013Categories Health & Safety   Leave a comment on Why WorkSafeBC is a must for your business

Virtually all employers in British Columbia must register with WorkSafeBC. This includes employers in home-based businesses, as well as some contractors, subcontractors and residential employers. Registration is free and can be easily completed online. If your business is required to register and isn’t, your business could be fined. Small businesses may benefit in many ways from implementing a health and safety program: A better work environment due to the commitment to health and safety focus on employees Retention of good … Continue reading “Why WorkSafeBC is a must for your business”

Top 10 HR Strategies for 2015

Posted on February 5, 2013January 6, 2015Categories Employee Relations, Employment Law, Health & Safety, Pay, Benefits, and Perks   Leave a comment on Top 10 HR Strategies for 2015

1. Develop values and vision When used properly, values and vision can be very powerful tools, especially for new and small businesses because they set the tone for your company culture. They also set the expectations for the types of people you want in your business. 2. Clarify roles and responsibilities Effectively developed job descriptions add to workplace clarity, enhance communication, and let people know what is expected from them. 3. Communicate in person more frequently Get to know your … Continue reading “Top 10 HR Strategies for 2015”

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!”

HR Workshops – Register Today!

Posted on May 17, 2012May 17, 2012Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on 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. Session One: Wednesday, May 30th Topic: Employee Leaves … Continue reading “HR Workshops – Register Today!”