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Employers! What yorkworks Can Do For You!
Meet Employer Service Specialist (Job Developer) Kathy Marchand
NEW! Youth Employment Fund - Government Funding to Help Cover the Cost of Wages and Training for New Hires Aged 15-29! Contact yorkworks for more info
Apprenticeship Incentives for Employers
Sample Job Description Template
Sample Job Posting Template
Sample Onboarding Checklist
Downloadable HR Management Toolkit from First Work - Recruitment, Selection and Orientation tools and templates. Offer letters and other employee contracts should be reviewed by your legal counsel. First Work requires you to obtain their consent to use this material. See information in the link.
Up-to-date Salary Guides from Robert Half
28 Research Studies Show Benefits of Employee Engagement
Human Resources Information Services for Non-HR Professionals - subscription based at low annual cost and delivered by Human Resources Professionals Association
The Power of Small Wins - Want to truly engage your workers? Help them see their own progress. Harvard Business Review

Links to Guides

JUST RELEASED! Harvard / Achievers Study - The Impact of Employee Engagement on Performance
Human Rights at Work - Guide for Employers
Employer's Guide to Job Descriptions (HRDC)
How to Complete Records of Employment
How to Hire Your First Employee
2013 Local Labour Market Update - York Region
What Has to be Posted in the Workplace?
Integrating Immigrants in the Workplace - for Small to Medium Sized Businesses
Information for Canadian Entrepreneurs
Accessibility Standards for Customer Service - Employer Handbook
Training Resource for Accessbility Standards for Customer Service
Employer's Toolkit-Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People with Disabilities
Employment Standards Act - Employer's Guide
Workplace Violence - Amendment to Occupational Health and Safety Act - What Employers Need to Know
Occupational Health and Safety Guide for Employers
WSIB New Mandatory Coverage in Construction
Building a Culture of Leadership in the Workplace
Employee Retention for Not-for-Profits