Top talent getting harder to find
When it comes to seeking out and securing great staff, one in 10 (11 per cent) of small business owners reported never finding the right person and 28 per cent had the job open for up to three months before finding the appropriate candidate.
Providing your employees a much-needed break during a busy workday is a great way to keep them creative, inspired and full of the energy they need to get through the day. Here’s how you can help them kick back and relax.


50 things retail workers shouldn't do this holiday
The holidays are almost here and now's the perfect time to review good and bad employee behaviour with your employees. Here's a list of things staff members should never do during the holiday season. 
To err is human… we have all heard this statement. It is the truth!
To increase efficiency, inspire your staff with the old saying – ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’

Tips for finding and retaining great employees

There are some universal initiatives that small businesses of any size can undertake to attract and keep good employees, whether they have a staff of five or 105. Here are some tips you can use.
Once the Lean measures have been completed, it’s time to ensure the momentum is maintained.
Welcome back! In this month’s article we look at the Measure and Improve phase of the Valleybrook Lean project. The reason we measure is to create a baseline, our starting point to an understanding of our current state. By knowing this we can ensure the changes make a quantifiable improvement to the system.

Summer fun for kids: working in the family biz
For a lot of kids, summer holidays herald a reprieve but for the children of some small-business owners, summertime can be productive time. They might work for the company, and that can bring plenty of benefits.
As the owner of your shop and leader of your employees, it’s up to you to inspire staff to carry out their job to the best of their abilities.
Welcome back! In this month’s article we look at the Define phase and start into the Measure portion of the Valleybrook Lean project. The first step for any Lean project, once it has been selected, is to pick the appropriate team to guide the project through the 120-day cycle.
We know it works well in manufacturing plants… so how well would it work with greenhouse plants?
March 8, 2011 – Here is a workplace safety video on Forklifts produced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Video: Safety with forklifts
Here is a workplace safety video on Forklifts produced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
March 7, 2011 – The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a video on heat stress, read more to view the video or click the image to the left.

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