Human Resources

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Does the rental industry have an image issue?

A recent survey conducted by FRPO sheds light on the public's ambivalent attitude toward the rental housing industry and the Ontario Government's policies shaping it
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Property and facilities job growth signalled

A cross-Canada human resources study reveals nearly 35 per cent of surveyed property/facilities employers expect to add more staff this year, and nearly 57 per cent are anticipating a pickup in business activity.
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Welcoming Canada’s newest tenants

FRPO’s Mike Chopowick offers landlords important dos and don’ts for screening refugees as prospective tenants, and highlights a few goodwill initiatives.
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Skills shortage pressures real estate salaries

Skills shortage prompts real estate employers to boost salaries and offer other enticements.
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Grappling with mental health in condos

Mental health in condos must be navigated thoughtfully. Corporations have a duty to uphold rules, but above that, to accommodate individuals.
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How to start networking like a pro

Networking means more than collecting piles of business cards; it is all about building strategic relationships.
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CAPREIT lauded as a top Canadian employer

CAPREIT has been named one of Canada’s top 50 employers of 2014.
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Blue-collar bluetooth blend

Hands-on tasks increasingly involve touch screens and an associated learning curve for many employees who joined the workforce in the analog age. This can be particularly true for commercial building operators and residential superintendents ...
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Managing within the law

An employer may mean to provide its employees with fair employment contracts but when disputes arise, parties often disagree on the rights they ...
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Social media guidelines for employers

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure the rules governing the use of social media are clear and widely understood. This means educating staff on a ‘responsible use of technology’ policy or code of conduct and ...
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Change in the workplace is a process not an event

When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes management makes is to view it as an event that happens at a single point in time. Accepting and then embracing change is a process, not an event.
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Don’t get too personal during hiring process

Human rights legislation in Ontario place practical constraints on what information an employer may collect during the hiring process.
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Taking the mystery out of mystery shopping

Long been used by market research companies and consumer watchdogs to test how well retail stores serve customers, mystery shopping is a good tool to be used by the apartment industry.
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Employee engagement that actually engages

participatory and collaborative methods bring people together and involve dynamic, multidirectional communication (leadership to employees, employees to leadership and employee to employee).
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Employers enlisted to prompt workers’ savings

Quebec’s voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs) to capture workers not formally enrolled in company pension or group retirement savings plans.
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Workplace pet peeves

Most bosses deal with employee-driven pet peeves like bad manners or using company time for personal phone calls on a daily basis. The problem is that while most of these pet peeves start off as small frustrations, they can turn into bigger ...