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Is Skills-Based Hiring The Secret to Building an Effective And Competent Team?

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Hiring processes are constantly changing, adapting to new ways of reaching applicants, and discovering how to best assess their suitability for the job.

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Setting the [Employee] Record Straight

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Employee records management may seem like one of the easier aspects of running a business: collect your employees’ names, addresses, and banking information, get them to sign a few forms, and then lock that dossier up for…wait, what is the legal requirement again? Five years? Seven years? Am I supposed to keep this stuff forever? Clearly, it’s not as easy as it would seem.

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The Challenge on Employee Retention

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What Is Employee Retention and Why Does It Matter? Over the last few years, the way we work has changed enormously – in some cases beyond all recognition.

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Quiet Quitting: What Does The HR Industry Think?

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In recent years, a so-called ‘t-idle wave’ has been taking the HR industry by storm. They call it quiet quitting. But what exactly does it mean? Is it laziness or self-preservation that’s driving the dramatically named ‘Great Resignation’?

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The Informed Rewards Leader: Driving Adoption and Evaluating Your Benefits Structure

Speaker: Gretchen Jorbin - Director of Total Rewards at Human Interest

Join total rewards expert Gretchen Jorbin for an insightful discussion on how to help your organization and its employees make the best benefits decisions.

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Collage HR’s Year-end Payroll Checklist

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After meeting with thousands of Canadian businesses, we know that year-end payroll processing can be extremely daunting.

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Payroll Portraits

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In honour of National Payroll Week, we decided to shine the spotlight on our incredible payroll team. The payroll services team is an indispensable part of Collage HR and is responsible for managing and navigating payroll services for countless clients across Canada.

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How to Become a Great Place to Work in Tech

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Sophia Jaffer Director of People, Culture & Operations at Collage HR. Since Collage HR has been recognized as a “Best Workplace in Tech” by GPTW Canada we sat down with the Director of People, Culture & Operations, Sophia Jaffer.

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How to Become a Great Place to Work in Tech

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Sophia Jaffer Director of People, Culture & Operations at Collage HR. Since Collage HR has been recognized as a “Best Workplace in Tech” by GPTW Canada we sat down with the Director of People, Culture & Operations, Sophia Jaffer.

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How to Become a Great Place to Work in Tech

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Sophia Jaffer Director of People, Culture & Operations at Collage HR. Since Collage HR was honoured with the “Great Place to work in Tech” award, we sat down with the Director of People, Culture & Operations at Collage HR, Sophia Jaffer to celebrate and discuss this significant milestone.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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How The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Used Collage HR to Regain Time and Mitigate Risk

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The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Industry: Non Profit Media Arts Organization Location: Toronto Company size: 40 Employees The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional media arts organization in Canada.

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How Leonardo Canada – Electronics successfully scaled their team by 300% with the help of Collage HR

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Leonardo Canada- Electronics Industry: Aerospace, Defence and Security Location: Ottawa Company size: 57 Employees Leonardo develops multi-domain capabilities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector.

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How Leonardo Canada – Electronics successfully scaled their team by 300% with the help of Collage HR

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Leonardo Canada- Electronics Industry: Aerospace, Defence and Security Location: Ottawa Company size: 57 Employees Leonardo develops multi-domain capabilities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector.

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How Leonardo Canada – Electronics successfully scaled their team by 300% with the help of Collage HR

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Leonardo Canada- Electronics Industry: Aerospace, Defence and Security Location: Ottawa Company size: 57 Employees Leonardo develops multi-domain capabilities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector.

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Guide: Your Talent Acquisition Roadmap for 2023

Updated with the latest labor market data for 2023, our popular annual roadmap offers a look at this new era of recovery recruiting. In it, we explore the seasonal cycles of TA and offer strategies to ensure competitive victory in hiring year-round.

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How Railz Financial uses Collage HR to manage, grow and engage their distributed team

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Railz Financial Industry: Financial technology Location: Toronto Company size: 56 Employees Railz is the only financial data-as-a-service solution that connects, normalizes, and provides insights and analytics on financial data from top accounting service providers. __.

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How Railz Financial uses Collage HR to manage, grow and engage their distributed team

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Railz Financial Industry: Financial technology Location: Toronto Company size: 56 Employees Railz is the only financial data-as-a-service solution that connects, normalizes, and provides insights and analytics on financial data from top accounting service providers. __.

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How to build strong relationships in a remote team

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This is a guest article from our friends at Paperform ! Source: [link]. It’s clear that the last year had a huge impact on everyone, including businesses. Even minor changes have consequences, and it’s not always easy to predict all the ramifications that could come from 2020.

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What Ontario’s “Working for Workers Act, 2021” means for you

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On December 2, the “Working for Workers Act, 2021” became law in Ontario. The Act received news coverage as the first of its kind in enforcing an employee’s right to disconnect. It also bans non-compete agreements, enforces the mandatory licensing of recruiters, offers protection to immigrants during the recruitment process, and more.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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How do I manage office gossip without losing my mind (and my time?)

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Nora Jenkins Townson is the founder of Toronto’s brightest HR consultancy, Bright + Early. As an outspoken, unconventional HR expert, she has helped Canadian companies like Wealthsimple and FreshBooks grow from startups into household names. Here, she kicks off our new HR advice column, Good Question , to help business leaders navigate the complex world of people management. Have a question? Submit it here. __. Q: I work at a small business with a relatively young workforce.

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10+ Canadian startups shaping global workplace culture

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“There’s something special going on in Canadian #fintech. ” In fact, there’s something special going on in Canada as a whole: more economic freedom, affordable business tools, unparalleled diversity, and an influx of both homegrown and foreign talent have made Canada an attractive and powerful home for successful startups. Multi-million dollar companies like Slack, Shopify, Hootsuite, Vidyard, Wealthsimple and Freshbooks already have their roots in Canada, though many still confuse them for U.S.

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How Jen McPherson is making her mark on West Coast HR

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The first time Jennifer McPherson found herself on the interviewer’s side of the table, she was 19 years old. Since then, she’s hired and managed hundreds of employees at companies across Vancouver. Today, Jen is the General Manager at Nested Naturals , a nutritional supplements company built on core values like transparency, freedom, and a total approach to wellness. As the company scales from 10 to over 25 employees, her focus is to protect their culture at all costs.

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

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Across Canada, the conversation around marijuana in the workplace has been heating up. Legislation is loosening. Social perceptions are shifting. And an increasing number of companies are extending their group benefits coverage to include medical cannabis products. Yet finding accurate information about managing medical marijuana at work is still a challenge for employers.

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What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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I’m not comfortable with hugs. Can I ban them at work?

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Elisha Gray has the rare ability to navigate people management with equal parts tact, pragmatism, and personal care. Following her tenure as Director of People and Culture at Street Contxt , Elisha has taken on the role of senior consultant at the modern HR consultancy, Bright + Early. Here, she brings her wisdom to our HR advice column, Good Question , which helps business leaders navigate the complex world of people management. Have a question about your workplace? Submit it here. __.

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Quantifying Company Culture

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Elisha Gray is the Director of People and Culture at Street Contxt, a global communication platform for investment professionals. Combining business savvy, street smarts, and a military upbringing, Elisha brings a truly analytical mindset to modern HR. We spoke with her to learn how she thinks product development can inform people and culture and why HR metrics truly matter. __. One of the most talked-about topics in HR today is the need for metrics and quantification.

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How to grow your startup with a great company career page

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SnapTravel is a high-growth startup looking to double its team within the year. In this article, we asked Talent Acquisition Manager Brett Reed how they re-designed their company career page to hit those ambitious growth goals. Read on to learn: How to set recruiting goals. What candidates look for on a career page. Top career page examples . What to include on your company career page. How to build diversity and inclusion into your hiring process.

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An easy Linkedin hack to reduce bias in recruiting

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This year’s news cycle has been full of reminders that the tech industry has a diversity problem. Women and minorities are underrepresented in tech and leadership roles. They are also more likely to face discrimination, harassment, and the hot mess James Damore’s Google ‘Manifesto’ has created. Tech’s diversity problem is complex and many-layered, and there isn’t just one way to address or help solve it.

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The AI Conundrum: How HR Can Prepare for the Storm of Change

Speaker: Kate Bischoff - CEO and Founder of k8bisch LLC (formerly tHRive Law & Consulting)

In this webinar, Kate Bischoff, a leading expert in HR technology and law, will address the changing future of AI in HR.

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Can we stop employees from speaking other languages at work?

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Brett Reed is the passionate Talent + People leader at SnapTravel. With years of international and tech recruitment under his belt, Brett is among the best at finding bright, passionate people from around the world and making sure they have everything they need to get their best work done. Previously, Brett gave us the inside scoop on how he redesigned SnapTravel’s career page to more than double their growth. Here, he offers sound advice on speaking other languages at work.

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How Eyecarrot improved their employee experience with Collage

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Eyecarrot is a Canadian startup on a unique mission. They’re using mobile platforms and user-friendly tech to advance human vision performance. When it came to their fast-growing team, the company knew they’d need the same technology to ensure smooth scaling and a great employee experience. We spoke with founder Adam Cigielski to find out how Collage’s cloud-based HR helped Eyecarrot bring their tech values and employee experience back into focus. _.

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I accidentally yelled at a new employee. How can I make amends?

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Jane Watson is the Head of People at Actionable.co and the influential voice behind Talent Vanguard, a must-read HR blog. With more than 15 years in the field, Jane brings curiosity, thoughtfulness, candor to modern people management. Here, she tackles a manager’s dilemma for our HR advice column, Good Question. Have a question about your workplace? Submit it here. __. Q: I’ve been under a lot of pressure at work lately.

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The research-backed wisdom of taking breaks at work

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Call it the busy trap, virtual hamster wheel, or just plain workaholism. Either way, our inability to take breaks from work is working against us. We turned to science to find out why stopping work is necessary to getting any work done. By Jenny Aitken. _. Take a break” is the kind of advice that’s easy to give, yet irrationally hard to take. We’re quick to dish it out—to friends, partners, even coworkers who share the same desk and deadlines.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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5 Ways to Rethink your Recruitment Process

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When was the last time you thought about your recruitment process? Like, really thought about it. Not when you’re in the middle of an interview, wondering if your questions are ‘structured’ enough. Not while you frantically flip between emails and spreadsheets looking for a candidate’s reference list. And certainly not when a new vacancy opens up at your company—that position needs to be filled ASAP. You don’t have time to think about hiring funnels!