Human Resources

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Minimum wage hike to follow new condo fees

The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
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Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning

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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The condominium as workplace

Condominiums are homes, and for the managers, security personnel, housekeeping staff and contractors who keep them in good order, they are also workplaces.
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Skills shortage pressures real estate salaries

Skills shortage prompts real estate employers to boost salaries and offer other enticements.
Social Media

Communicating green building plans to tenants

Talking to tenants and using social media are useful strategies to get occupants working toward the same energy-efficient green building plans.
Breaking Rules

When residents break condo rules

Residents can go to elaborate steps to break condo rules. But boards have a responsibility to effectively enforce rules and bring tenants on board.
Mental health in condos

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.

Hiring a property manager

Hiring a property manager can prove to be challenging. Here are five steps to consider when hiring a property manager.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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).

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.