This January, ABL’s trusted partners, suppliers, and customers will be helping to select our 2018 “A Better Life” Award recipient who will receive a beautiful Inukshuk award plaque and $1000 cheque! Voting closes on January 25th, and we hope to share the results in early February. Check out the inspiring stories of our three finalists in this video.
The ABL Employment team wishes you a cheerful holiday season spent with loved ones, and a happy, healthy New Year!
The holidays are the perfect time to give back. If you’re planning on making a charitable contribution this year, check out CharityWatch, an organization that rates charities worldwide and helps you make a difference.
In part one of this series, we shared some key findings of our recent assignment employee survey. This included the top five characteristics that attracted workers to certain jobs, as well as some of the most off-putting job traits.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a warehouse? Warehouse workers are responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of warehouse products. They perform an array of functions such as packing, stacking, weighing, labeling and hauling boxes for shipping. It’s a career that’s open to anyone, but it’s not suitable for everyone. If you’re organized, have great physical fitness and work well in teams, then a warehouse job could be the right one for you. Keep reading as we uncover the top things you need to know before working in a warehouse.
Earlier in 2018, the British Columbia government announced plans to abolish the existing Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums. While some BC employers already pay the MSP on their employee’s behalf, there are still many employees who are left to remit those expenses on their own.
Looking for a new and exciting career as a forklift operator? If you’ve never been behind the wheel of a forklift and you’re curious about getting your feet wet in this challenging role, then keep reading! In this article, we tell you everything there is to know about forklift jobs and the important role it plays in the logistics and distribution industry. Read on for more!
Earlier this year, we shared important information that all employers should know before recreational marijuana is legalized in Canada. As the legalization date of October 17, 2018 draws closer, now is the perfect time to make sure your workplace is ready.
Autumn is an optimal time for organizing your training calendars and preparing for upcoming legislative changes. Fall is also when you start to help your workers transition from working outdoors to inside while planning your safety and wellness strategies. Read on for some areas you may want to consider this fall.
Many manufacturing and distribution companies embrace a student workforce during the summer months to bolster their own staff shortages during this time. After all, students are a motivated and reliable employee base during the summer months, as they work to save for next year’s college or university tuition and other expenses for the school year.
It’s now been a couple of months since the U.S. government made the shocking decision to revoke Canada's exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs.
As the wildfires rage on across British Columbia, it’s important to be aware of the impact that smoky and hazy conditions can have on your team. Below are just some of the symptoms that workers may experience:
Warehouse and factory management staff need to proactively plan for how they will accommodate employees who perform physically demanding work in the heat of summer. This is a growing safety concern—numerous employees suffer from heat exhaustion at work each year.
In the job market of today, candidates have a wide selection of opportunities to choose from. So, keeping this in mind, what factors make them pick one position over another?
Your temporary workforce is an important aspect of your business model. If you have peaks and valleys in your business, as many of us do, you may bring on extra associates during your busy times of year.
Even if your company has traditionally shied away from using students to boost staffing levels in the summer, it might be time to revisit this candidate pool.