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Part 1: The Not So Good and Not So Bad-Effect of Recent Ontario Labour Law Changes on Employers

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On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), as its response to the Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review. There are several public hearings over the summer and then the bill would proceed through parliamentary process and with royal assent should pass the bill into law (with some minor changes given the Liberal majority) in September and October.  If passed, Bill 148 would introduce a range of changes for Ontario companies.

5 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

Employee Retention

Identifying a good employee is easy, but keeping a good employee is a whole other battle! With the labour market tightening up, and fewer and fewer people to draw from in the talent pool, it’s more important then ever to make sure you keep your preferred Talent happy and motivated.

The "Opportunity Cost" Of Not Using a Staffing Agency

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"Building infrastructure for the future"; "bigger is better"; "running your business by yourself"… these all seem like excellent ideas. But as you know, some of the most successful businesses in the world do a great deal of outsourcing in all aspects of their businesses: It allows them to focus on what they are best at, and allows them to benefit from the experience of leaders in other industries to help them get to where they need to be.

The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Job hunting can be tedious.

We’ve said it before, and chances are, we’ll say it again. Often, job searching results in you distributing many, many, resumes to different opportunities. Most of the time you don’t even hear back from the employer regarding your resume or the status of an interview. Before you get too discouraged, there are more positive ways of looking for work. A staffing agency can provide you with quick and effective services to help you strengthen your hunt. Here are the top benefits of using a staffing agency while searching for employment! 

Wellness Management: At Work: Strategies To Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

Work Place Safety

ABL’s Occupational Wellness Manager and staff are committed to ENSURING our business partners have established safe worksites and work safe guidelines. Safe worksites are everyone’s responsibility to prevent and minimize the risk for accidents and injuries. Slips, trips and falls are usually avoidable yet are very common in the workplace resulting in injuries.

The Manager's Dilemma

The Manager's Dilemma

Managing people in the manufacturing or distribution industries is surely comparable to playing a professional sports game: You are constantly under pressure to meet quotas and get the job done. We all know our peak times have arrived because stress levels are high, people are feeling overworked, and they feel like the stress will never end. So how can we as managers keep our cool when it feels like everything is about to fall apart?

9 Workplace Harmony Hacks For Keeping Workers Happy and Productive

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Nothing makes a manger's job easier than a happy and productive team of workers. But sometimes it does not always work out that way. When morale goes down, then so do the daily production numbers your team is able to produce. So how can we make sure that we have a happy and productive workforce?

Is Your Staffing Agency Compliant?

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You trust your staffing service to handle important issues such as employee payroll, onboarding, and safety compliance orientation for the temporary staff that they provide you, and these services are part of what you pay for in your bill rate. But how can you be sure these things are happening behind the scenes, since you are not there to see it?

What Our Companies Are Saying About ABL Employees

What Our Companies Are Saying About ABL Employees

We had some great feedback about our employees from our worksites this past week. We want to send a special SHOUT OUT to these employees by sending them to dinner and a movie this week as a "Thank You" for making such a great impression at our client companies!

New Partnership in BC Leads to More Temporary Jobs in the Manufacturing Industry

New Partnership in BC Leads to More Temporary Jobs in the Manufacturing Industry

Good news for job seekers in Canada—especially in British Columbia! To deal with a rising demand for construction and other related jobs, a new committee has been formed with the goal of generating a comprehensive skills training plan for workers. This new training program will open up tons of construction job opportunities. More importantly, however, this boom in the construction market will provide spin-off benefits for the local manufacturing industries that ABL Employment specializes in. This is a positive development for British Columbians and other Canadians looking to work in British Columbia.