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Slips, trips and falls

Sixty thousand workers in Canada get injured annually due to fall accidents. This number represents about 15% of the “time-loss injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards across Canada. Statistics show that approximately 60 percent of falls happen as a result of slips and trips. Slips happen where there is too…

When do I quit my networking group?

We live in a fast food society. We seem to be demanding things quicker and quicker. At one time you would turn on your computer and then go fill up your coffee while the programs loaded. Today we almost “lose it” when it takes 10 seconds to load a webpage…

There’s still Fun in the Winter Sun

For many of us, this time of year brings colder weather, and blankets our usual areas of play and exercise with soft white snow. This results in staying inside longer where it’s warmer, and less time outside exercising and staying healthy. (Not to mention all the extra yummy treats around…

Basic Exemption changes – Federal and Provincial

Please note the basic exemption for federal and provincial has changed effective Jan 1, 2012. A new TD1 form must be completed if you are claiming more than the basic amount for Federal / Provincial tax or requesting addition tax deduction. If there is no change to your basic exemption…

The Latest in Sales Buzzwords

Every year, it seems, a new set of buzzwords and acronyms associated with those buzzwords gets added to our lexicon. Lol is not “love you lots”, but “laughing out loud”. Add an ROF in front and you are now “rolling on the floor” too. Add in business terms and buzz…

Family Day To Be Introduced in 2013

In the October 3, 2011 throne speech, which opened the fourth session of the 39th Parliament, the Government of British Columbia announced that it plans to introduce a new provincial statutory holiday. The new holiday, known as Family Day, will be celebrated each year on the third Monday in February.…

Do you have S.A.D?

Winter weather taking its toll on you? Are you feeling down and overwhelmed by the dismal weather? You are not alone and this is something that affects many people. You could be a victim of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Taking a vacation is a wonderful way to get away, but…

CPP – Long Term Viability?

Canada has a growing, concerning issue. We have more than a generation of people groomed on the “Freedom 55” concept. Build your retirement up and don’t wait until you are 65. Choose a better path and retire ten years earlier and enjoy life. But, we also have an attitude, sub-conscious…

Does your organization do what is normal in the business world? Or, does it do what is right for the business?

Many highly successful companies with strong cultures have unorthodox HR practices not traditionally found in management textbooks. These practices are calculated not only on business needs, but also on the deeply held values of the company. The following article will give employers an idea of what some organizations are doing…
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