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How compensation frameworks help employers navigate wage demands

COVID-19 has removed many people from the workforce. Whether they are retiring or joining the gig economy, the results are the same: less people are applying for available positions and candidates are asking for higher compensation packages.

Driven by news reports and the high Consumer Price Index, existing employees are also asking for more in compensation. 

These scenarios are putting employers in a tough spot. Balancing the wish to hire and retain fantastic people who can move the organization forward with wanting to keep a lid on payroll costs can lead to tough decisions with lasting consequences.

 

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WORKING With Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccine

Legacy Bowes has been receiving many questions about mandatory vaccinations in the workplace. The topic is especially pertinent for Indigenous communities who have passed Band Council Resolutions or Bylaws to require all people who enter the community to be vaccinated. This raises issues about Human Rights, personal health information, health and safety, and job requirements. Legacy Bowes has spoken with Shawn Scarcello from Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors, in order to clarify both employee and employer rights. We have set it up to answer the frequently asked questions from Indigenous clients.

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Career Management During Trying Times -- Be Ready

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The past six months has been a struggle for most businesses, no matter what industry sector. Airlines have laid off staff and flight schedules have been reduced while the manufacturing sectors have furloughed as well as permanently laid off staff. Small business owners such as women’s clothing, restaurants and convenience stores are all suffering. And unfortunately, it looks like more is coming.

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Let’s Get You Ready for the New Job!

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“Today is the day of the rest of my life – diploma in hand – it’s time to start my real –life career job!”
“Today is the day that you have decided - it’s time to leave the current role you and go out and find that next challenging role – perhaps even a promotion!”
“Today is the day and you have realized that enough is enough - it’s time to find your next role!”
“Today is the day and someone else has decided (due to company results, a change in future direction, etc.) that your role no longer exists and its time you find your next role!”

No matter which of the above statements relate to you, you need to do some serious work if you want to find some serious work. You can no longer simply create/ update your resume, write the generic cover letter and send it off to random companies. “To Whom It May Concern” – is no longer in the building nor is really concerned about you getting a job. You are concerned; you need to do the work and then you will have landed your next job!

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The 911 for Employee Relations – We’re Here for You!

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Starting or running your own small business involves a great deal of hard work, commitment and the ability to understand a great deal of information. The initial catalyst to being a business owner is usually predicated around being a believer in a certain product or a trend that you think can be addressed or an opportunity to be your own boss.

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