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AB Gov Online Recruitment Tool AB Gov Online Recruitment Tool

Government of Alberta Online tool
Shows you where to recruit in Canada. Developed using over 80 labour market and demographic measures from Statistics Canada, the Custom Recruitment Fact Sheet tool will generate a list of the best locations for you to recruit for any of the 64 high and moderately-high demand occupations identified in Alberta’s Short-Term Employment Forecast (STEF).

Alberta Human Services Alberta Human Services

Child & Youth Services Staff Attraction Incentive Allowance
To assist child care programs in addressing difficulties to attract higher levels of certified staff, Staff Attraction Incentive Allowance is offered under the Alberta Child Care Accreditation Funding Program to staff certified as child development workers and supervisors.

Behavior Assessments Behavior Assessments

Video - The Predictive Index® (PI®) behavioral assessment
Improves effectiveness and productivity across all levels of your organization. As a practical, reliable indicator of workplace behavior, the Predictive Index® assessment helps you make sound, people-smart hiring decisions — with the best results for the company, and for the people themselves

Canada Business Network Canada Business Network

Workplace Training — Employer Information
Applies only to: Alberta If you are planning to hire new employees, you may be able to get a reimbursement for up to 70% of workplace training costs

Training-on-the-job program
Applies only to: Alberta - You may receive funding when you hire an employee who was injured on the job and who is unable to perform previous duties.

Compensation Force Compensation Force

2016 Turnover Rates by Industry
In response to the many, many requests received and continuing a long tradition here at the Force, I am pleased to bring you the latest turnover rates by industry, provided to us by CompData Surveys. The information in the following charts - both voluntary and total turnover rates - has been drawn from CompData's 2016 edition of their annual BenchmarkPro Survey, which features data submitted by more than 30,000 organizations.

Retention and Rewards: The Double Edged Sword
The idea that great people should be retained in their jobs for a long time is the exact opposite of growth and innovation. Retention breeds seniority and bureaucracy. Innovation requires youth and inexperience. For too long, too many of us have treated retention as a universal objective, one that applies equally to all employees. It's time we become more discriminating and strategic in our retention efforts and stop spreading them evenly across the organization. This means figuring out which employees and jobs are most critical to the organization's success going forward, identifying them as our .....

Conference Board of Canada Conference Board of Canada

In the summer of 2016, The Conference Board of Canada surveyed Canadian organizations on their rewards and recognition programs, practices, and budgets. The Power of Appreciation shares the findings of that survey, including the types of programs in place, rewards given, cost, and areas of successes and challenges.

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Denver Foundation - Inclusive Considerations Denver Foundation - Inclusive Considerations

Inclusive Project
The Denver Foundation's the Inclusiveness Project:A publication for nonprofits and funders.
Free tool to define inclusiveness and its benefits. The publication is also designed to assist organizations in preparing to do inclusiveness work; specifically, in understanding how to "Make the Case" for doing inclusiveness work within their own organization. It also includes highlights of research from the various reports the foundation has issued, as well as sector-wide data about inclusiveness. 

Drache Aptowitzer LLP Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Employment Agreements By: Mark Anshan
Employment Agreements are an essential feature of the employer-employee relationship in the for-profit sector. They should be considered equally important in the not-for profit sector.

Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth

If you offer housing-related work experience and on-the-job training to First Nations or Inuit youth between the ages of 15-30, you may be eligible for financial support through the HIIFNIY program.

Hubspot Hubspot

15 of the Best Job Interview Questions to Ask Candidates (And What to Look for in Their Answers)
To help give you some ideas for the next time you're screening candidates, here are some of the best job interview questions to ask with the answers you should expect.

Inc. Inc.

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job
Losing a great employee is a terrible thing. There's the expense of finding, onboarding, and training a replacement. There's the uncertainty of how a new employee will work out. There's the hardship on the rest of your staff until the position can be filled. Sometimes there's a solid reason--the person was a bad fit for the team, or moved away for personal reasons, or was offered an opportunity too great to pass up. In those cases, even if it's a difficult transition, it feels fundamentally right. But what about the rest? Keeping your best employees starts with understanding why people leave. Here are seven of the top reasons:…

Leadership Learning Community - Recruitment Leadership Learning Community - Recruitment

How Strategic is your Recruitment? Deborah Meehan January 2012
Deborah Meehan examines the importance of "who to recruit" when developing a leadership program

Nonprofit Risk Management Center Nonprofit Risk Management Center

There’s No Mystery to Your History: Using Background Checks in the Screening Process
Many organizations fall prey to the misconception that criminal history background checks are the only effective way to prevent the hiring of an unsuitable employee…

Emergency Succession Planning: A New Risk Management To Do Emergency Succession Planning: A New Risk Management To Do”
That perspective is being changed by the Washington, DC-based Center for Nonprofit Advancement. CNA has taken an important step to broaden the perspective by developing an Emergency Succession Plan Template. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center was pleased to be one of the organizations that lent a

Avoid Transition Trauma with a Succession Plan by Melanie Lockwood Herman and Erin Gloeckner
Succession planning can be a touchy subject. Members of a nonprofit board may fear the risk of insulting a CEO by suggesting the topic as an agenda item. Some CEOs may feel disinclined to raise the subject because it could send mixed signals about their intent to remain

How to Hire the Staff Your Mission Deserves By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Arley Turner As the economy continues to rebound from the recent recession, hiring—not downsizing—is the name of the game in nonprofit HR. For leaders that have been in the difficult position of managing layoffs and coping with increased work demands due to vacancies, the availability of funds for new personnel

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (Canada) The average salary for an Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization is C$62,299 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Senior Financial Management and Leadership.

Alberta Median Salary by Job

Retention Connection Retention Connection

Articles on Retention
This website is designed to provide employers--executives, managers, and human resource professionals--with a wide range of tools to control employee turnover

Service Canada Service Canada

Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers. Employees on a Work-Sharing agreement must agree to a reduced schedule of work and to share the available work over a specified period of time.

Silver Creek Press Silver Creek Press

Silver Creek Press
Finding the right people in a tight labour market is not easy. After the investment of time and money in search, selection and initial orientation, managers and supervisors are wise to try to protect their investment. Retention strategies are not rocket science. Employee engagement is easier than you think. Silver Creek Press has several books, free publications and podcasts that help show you how to get great hires and how to keep them happy for the long term.


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10 Steps of Screening
These steps give clear guidelines for developing screening policies.