Brampton, Durham, GTA, Mississauga, Vaughan CanadaTalent Attraction and Retention<div><p>Kristi Barnes, Director – Performance Culture with Maple Lodge Farms presented best practices for Talent Attraction and Retention. </p> <p><img src="/.api2/binaries/YKaZJkRqDg/thumbnails/Talent-attraction-and-retention-620x400.jpg?width=195&amp;height=126" style="width: 195px; height: 126.1px;" alt="Talent-attraction-and-retention-620x400.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-fir fr-dii" data-ig-embed-key="YKaZJkRqDg" data-src="/.api2/binaries/YKaZJkRqDg/thumbnails/Talent-attraction-and-retention-620x400.jpg?width=195&amp;height=126"></p> <p><br></p> <p>Four Steps:  </p> <ul> <li><em>Identifying needs</em> can be difficult, how do you know when employees are going to retire or what automation will you be incorporating in the next 3 years?  A strategic approach to understanding…</li></ul></div>Tonya StarrFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:35:07 -0500 Update: Miller Thomson updates - Bill 148 and Social Media<div><p>It was a jam-packed morning with Damien Buntsma, Associate Counsel with Miller Thomson LLP, presenting current and future changes.  The presentation was divided into 3 parts: Bill 148, Marijuana: Controlled Substances in the Workplace and RWT &amp; Mental Health. Summary of areas covered is below.</p> <p><img src="/.api2/binaries/rLYaPbYV9a/thumbnails/Damien.jpeg?width=178&amp;height=237" style="width: 178px; height: 236.88721804511277px;" alt="Damien.jpeg" class="fr-fic fr-dii" data-ig-embed-key="rLYaPbYV9a" data-src="/.api2/binaries/rLYaPbYV9a/thumbnails/Damien.jpeg?width=178&amp;height=237"><br></p> <p><strong>Bill 148:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum wage</li> <li>Equal Pay for Equal…</li></ul></div>Tonya StarrFri, 16 Feb 2018 16:09:40 -0500 Based Thinking<div><p><strong>RISK-BASED THINKING!!              </strong></p> <p>There are risks in all systems, processes and functions.</p> <p>Blake Roussell, QHSE Manager with Welded Tube of Canada presented risk-based thinking.  Blake explained what risk-based thinking is and the actions that Companies can take to meet ISO9001:2015. </p> <p>Actions:</p> <ul> <li>How can I avoid or mitigate risk?</li> <li>Implement…</li></ul></div>Tonya StarrTue, 13 Feb 2018 19:02:04 -0500 is a Silver Tsunami?<div><p><span style="font-size: 1em;"><img src="/.api2/binaries/7Nal0WqKgy/thumbnails/download (1).png?width=300" style="width: 300px;" alt="download%20(1).png" class="fr-fic fr-fir fr-dii" data-ig-embed-key="7Nal0WqKgy" data-src="/.api2/binaries/7Nal0WqKgy/thumbnails/download (1).png?width=300">The “Silver Tsunami” refers to the aging workforce.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day – a trend that began in 2011 and will continue until 2030. </span>In addition to the aging workforce, millennial opportunists are leaving companies to grow their career, this leaves HR professionals planning for employee exits.</p> <p><strong>Carmine reviewed 4 Ways for…</strong></p></div>Tonya StarrWed, 01 Nov 2017 10:44:55 -0400 is the Key to a Great Training & Development Program<div><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/6NwnzDM0Xv/thumbnails/Collab.jpg?width=300" style="width: 300px;" alt="Collab.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dib fr-fir" data-ig-embed-key="6NwnzDM0Xv" data-src="/.api2/binaries/6NwnzDM0Xv/thumbnails/Collab.jpg?width=300">Marela started the presentation with 2 very important messages:</p> <ul> <li>Collaboration is most important to training &amp; development.  It is not HR telling you what to do!</li> <li>Value People!</li> </ul> <p>Marela along with Ruggero Comisso, Production Manager and John Siebner, Director of Operations, reviewed the training orientation packages for both temporary…</p></div>Tonya StarrTue, 03 Oct 2017 15:28:50 -0400 Update: Miller Thomson updates - Bill 148 and Social Media<div><p><strong>Bill 148</strong></p> <p>Bill 148 passed:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>First reading June 2017</li> <li>Second reading September 2017</li> <li>Third reading is expected before 2017-year end</li> </ul> <p>Bill 148 Recommendations (not a full list):</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Equal Pay for Equal Work: <ul type="circle"> <li>Can use seniority system (including accumulated hours of work) as one of the grounds on which pay differences can be justified.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Paid…</li></ul></div>Tonya StarrMon, 02 Oct 2017 11:28:03 -0400 does a Hockey Team & Quality Systems Have in Common?<div><div> <p>If you are to ask Jonathan Owens, Plant Manager of Crystal Fountains in Vaughan, Ontario he will tell you it is the goalie!</p> <p>Quality System processes, scorecards and strategies can be difficult to develop; however, these same quality systems protect your customer and your company.  Quality errors can be very expensive.  Rework, decrease in brand…</p></div></div>Tonya StarrThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:12:28 -0400 Waste Water Control<div><p>Industrial Waste Control: Toronto was the first Canadian Municipality to implement a Pollution Preventions reporting program under a Sewers By-law. Businesses must review processes and identify and reduce any of the 39 subject pollutants detected in their effluent. Failure to comply with the bylaw can result in fines up to $100,000 per DAY!</p> <p>Toront…</p></div>Margaret LawFri, 10 Mar 2017 11:46:14 -0500 you want to save $$ on your WSIB Premiums, Read This.<div><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Company Profile</span>: Greeley are the newest members in our Durham Consortium and hosted almost immediately. A 100% Canadian owned, non-unionized private company since 1999, they provide world class service in detecting and stopping the flow of non-conforming parts by the major OEM’s, General Motors and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Providing services in…</p></div>Shannon PattersonWed, 22 Jun 2016 07:52:48 -0400 Continuity and Retirement Ready - are you ready for both??<div><p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Business Continuity Planning (BCP)</strong></span></p> <p><em>David Lindsay, Client Executive</em> with Jones Brown Inc presented to us the following 4 related sections and the key elements of a BCP.</p> <ol> <li>Aligning Risk Management plans with Strategic an Organizational Objectives</li> <li>The Value of Business Continuity Planning as part of the Overall Risk Management Plan</li> <li>Getting…</li></ol></div>Shannon PattersonMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:54 -0400