From Faye’s Library

I love to read and like to be able to share a ‘good reads’.

Tips for managing your new grads, interns and/or coop students

An must-read article from Forbes if you employ interns, coop students and/or new grads in your organization. The arrival of a newly-minted graduate can represent either an obstacle or a …
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Workplace Trends for 2013

No more annual performance reviews, money not the answer, social media policies, succession planning a priority, and versatility winning out over specialization.  Read article.

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A professional recruitment process will attract the best candidates

Job-seekers can be turned off by a long recruitment process and/or the person(s) conducting the interviews.  Make sure your recruitment process is fair, relevant and timely.  Read article.

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Using templates for developing your policies and procedures

While there is nothing wrong with using a template to avoid having to start from scratch, make sure that the final document reflects your organization’s needs and is in compliance …
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Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit

By Brad Hams Published by McGraw-Hill This is a good read for business owners /leaders who are grappling with how to get their employees thinking more like owners. This book …
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Mobile technology = unpaid overtime; a growing legal liability

Mobile technology has helped employers squeeze more productivity out of their employees, but all those hours of work while technically off the clock leaves them open to lawsuits over unpaid …
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e-Learning Company Promotes Teamwork Through its Donations to Charities

eLogic Learning makes a contribution to the favourite charity of an employee for every sale the company generates. Senior management believes that giving back to the community leads to a …
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New Health & Safety Poster required in all Ontario workplaces by Oct 1, 2012

The Ontario government is distributing free workplace posters titled ‘Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here’ in English, French and 15 other languages.  Employers are required to post …
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25 ways to reward employees without breaking the bank

Looking to engage and motivate your employees?  Working within a tight budget?  This article highlights the 25 best ways to reward employees without breaking the bank.  Go to this article …
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The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence

By Jim Brown Published by Jossey-Bass This is a ‘must read’ for any new or frustrated member of a Board of Directors. Written as a business fable( not unlike the …
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