Remote workers shouldn’t be second best

—and Ontario’s government agrees Omnipresent Team March 14, 2023 Until now, Ontario’s labor laws haven’t recognized remote workers. And that means they haven’t been protected during widespread economic uncertainty. Yet, around 1.4 million people in the province work from home exclusively. In other words, remote workers’ rights have been swept under the rug. But that’s about to […]

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

You must always send an interview thank-you email no later than 24 hours after the interview. If you interivewed with several people, send a personalized thank-you note to each of them. Be genuine, thank them for the opportunity, reiterate your interest, and remember to refer to what you discussed during the interview itself. 1. Create […]

Stay Motivated During Job Search

 Research before hitting apply Start with the basics. Ask yourself questions such as ‘What companies are top of my priority list?’. Outlining even your top five preferred companies can help you to devise a smart and targeted plan for your job search. Next steps include researching your chosen top five and learning about the companies, […]

Resignation Letter (Sample)

Dear [INSERT MANAGER’S NAME], Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY]. Although this has been a difficult decision to make, I have been offered an opportunity that I believe will help me reach my long-term career goals. I hope you will understand my […]

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Insurance talent war weapon: the secrets of the exit interview

  This article was produced in partnership with Intact Insurance.  Bethan Moorcraft of Insurance Business sat down with Maryann Besharat, VP, Human Resources, Intact Insurance, West, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, to discuss the War for Talent, and what insurance and HR leaders can learn from the people who leave.  Engaged in the so-called War for Talent, […]

How mergers and acquisitions affect employees

Mergers and acquisition is a part of almost every industry, as is its lasting effect on employees. Here is how to navigate M&A activity with your team. Mergers and acquisitions can make companies stronger by expanding their consumer base, reducing marketplace competition and creating value that is greater than each company offers individually. Before you […]

OTL And RIBO Licenses – What Is The Difference? (Ontario)

OTL AND RIBO LICENSES (ONTARIO) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?  OTL – Other Than Life License for Insurance Agents Insurance Agents represent the insurer and arrange contracts of insurance on behalf of that one insurance company generally referred to as direct writers. Insurance Agents must pass the OTL exam. RIBO – Insurance Brokers Licence Brokers represent multiple […]

Top Hiring Mistakes

Not Creating an Accurate Job Description Describe the job accurately and honestly in your advertisement. If you don’t, you’ll less likely attract candidates with the qualities and abilities that you’re looking for. A good job description is more than a simple list of duties; it should describe the role’s overall purpose, identify key areas of […]