Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best
A Practical Guide for Any Business

You have always dreamed of being your own boss ... but does the idea of being someone else's employer give you nightmares? As a business owner, managing employees is one of the greatest challenges you face in your day-to-day business. It is also one of the most critical to your business success.

In Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best, authors Monica Beauregard and Maureen Fitzgerald will help you with a myriad of employee related tasks including:

• Finding and screening applicants
• Selecting and hiring the best candidates
• Motivating, recognizing and rewarding employees
• Administering pay, taxes and benefits
• Dismissing employees within the confines of the law, and much more

Beauregard and Fitzgerald draw from 25 years of combined experience in human resources (HR) and employment law. They adopt a step-by-step approach and provide you with a do-it-yourself HR kit, which includes sample forms and letters, handy checklists and tips, lists of government contacts and a province-by-province summary of employment standards.

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Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best
A Practical Guide for Any Business
$18.95 (262 pages)

Hiring good employees is one of the most important yet most demanding responsibilities of business owners. This task becomes even more critical in a small business because adding a new employee to a small group can greatly affect the business, its environment and employee dynamics. Each and every employee must fit into the organizational culture and environment to enable the business to grow and continue to be a success. Equally important is the employer’s ability to retain and motivate employees – or to recognize when a relationship is no longer productive and deal with it appropriately.

This book is designed to educate small-business people about employee
matters and to alert them to potential issues including the following:

• how to determine your need for help
• what to do before you start the recruitment process
• how and where to locate the best candidates
• how to screen applications and resumés
• how to interview candidates
• what, when and how to pay employees
• what benefits to offer employees
• the laws relating to hours of work, holidays and payroll deductions
• how to motivate employees and manage employee performance
• when and how to discipline employees
• how to terminate employees with or without just cause

The book brings together two professional areas that often overlap:
human resources and employment law. This book is unique in that it:

• follows a step-by-step approach that is easy to follow
• provides real-life situations to illustrate concepts
• is written in plain language
• is carefully organized so it is easy to use by busy business people
• covers most employment-related issues that might arise in a business
• includes samples, tips and checklists that can be adapted to any
organization
• applies to all provinces and territories in Canada
• includes valuable Web site contact information for each jurisdiction

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Topic 1 - Before You Start to Recruit
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It is not always the right time to hire employees. This chapter will help you decide whether the timing is right, what your employment needs are, how to develop a job description and whether the decision to hire is feasible.

• Identify Business Strategy and Needs
• Conduct a Job Analysis and Write a Job Description
• Determine the Feasibility of Hiring

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Topic 2 - Targeting the Right Candidates
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Potential employees can be found almost anywhere, so how do you target the best candidates for a particular job? This chapter will help you define what you are looking for, decide where to search for the best candidates, draft a job advertisement and manage the responses.

• Clarify What You are Looking For
• Establish Your Recruitment Budget
• Decide Where to Search for Candidates
• Advertise the Job

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Topic 3 - Selecting the Best Candidates
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Following some basic steps makes the selection process less daunting
and increases the odds of hiring the best candidate. This chapter describes in detail the path from initial screening to job offer. It also provides a primer on the law of discrimination, which should be adhered to throughout recruitment.

• Review Resumés
• Screen Applicants by Telephone
• Interview Candidates
• Conduct Reference and Background Checks and Consider Testing Applicants
• Rank Candidates and Select the Final Candidate
• Extend an Offer of Employment
• The Law on Discrimination

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Topic 4 - Administrative Details: Compensation, Benefits, and Taxes $6.95 (46 pages)

Once you have hired, you must sort our the administrative details: determine the new employee’s status, what to pay and deduct from pay and which benefits to offer. This chapter also describes the legal requirements relating to hours of work, public holidays, leaves of absence and workplace safety.

• How to Classify Workers for Purposes of Compensation
• The Absolute Minimum: Mandatory Compensation, Benefits and Income Taxes
• Other Obligations of Employers
• Optional Compensation and Benefits
• How to Calculate Pay, Benefits and Taxes

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Topic 5 - Keeping the Best and Brightest
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Once you have hired great employees, you want to keep them for a while. This chapter discusses what motivates employees, what de-motivates them, and different ways to keep them satisfied and continually improving.

• Create a Positive Work Environment
• Provide Opportunities for Growth
• Manage Employee Performance
• Recognize and Reward Performance

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Topic 6 - A Breakdown in the Relationship
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The employee you hire may not work out. Potential problems are best dealt with quickly and fairly to maintain business productivity and workplace morale. This chapter also discusses how to deal with employees retiring or resigning.

• Dealing with Performance-related Problems
• Terminating Employees
• Dealing with Voluntary Departures
• Termination Paperwork and Final Details
• The Termination Meeting

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Topic 7 - National Employment Standards
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This section contains detailed, up-to-date information by province.

• Employment Standards and Human Rights by Province
• Recommended Employment Policies
• Statutory Holiday Chart

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