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How to avoid being a Personal Services Corporation

In early 2014 auditors started to assess independent contractors and determine if they should be reclassified as a Personal Services Corporation. This article will help you understand the disadvantages of a Personal Services …

Are you a contractor or an employee?

The difference between an employee relationship and a business relationship is not as simple as it sounds. This article will help differentiate the two employment relationships and outlines the benefits of both. http://sbinf…

HRIA Alberta HR trends report

The Alberta HR trends report was designed to understand how employers are facing the skills shortage and to discover industry benchmarks that can help HR professionals do their jobs. http://www.cappa.org/Resources/Docume…

Managing relationships with independent contractors

Mark E. Greiger from Blaney McMurtry LLP writes about the rules and regulations around independent contractors in his white paper. He differentiates what employees and an independent contractors are and the legal implications…

Five lessons for new managers

Have you been promoted to your first management role and are having troubles making the leap into leadership. Here are some great tips from a first time manager who admits she failed her first time. https://www.linkedin.com/…

Why millennials dislike the nine-to-five

The way to attract young talent is by letting your millennial employees work from home, according to the Conference Board of Canada. 70% of full-time workers aged 18–29 would be more satisfied in their jobs if they could w…

Why succession matters more than ever

Few business leaders give enough thought into who will take over when they go. It is hard to find great candidates in today's economy, can you imagine what it will be like in a few years from now. Read the full article from P…

Tax help is at hand for independent contractors

Under new Canada Revenue Agency legislation, independent contractors are facing large tax increases if they're assessed as having personal service business income. CRA has employed and trained a number of new assessors to add…