Know your obligations and opportunities when it comes to hiring employees — from recruitment to payroll to tax returns — and familiarize yourself with current labour market conditions.
When you hire someone to work for you, there are certain government regulations you must follow, from recruitment to payroll to tax returns. There are also certain things you can do that will help you find and hire the best candidates for the jobs you are offering.
Before you begin hiring, you may want to familiarize yourself with the current labour market conditions, and find out what services are available in your area to help you with your search.
It's important to have a system for identifying the requirements of the positions you want to fill, as well as policies for recruitment and selection that are inclusive and fair, with an aim to hiring the most qualified people, and achieving equality in your workplace.
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Steps for hiring
Establish the requirements of the position
Advertise the job
Perform background and reference checks
Select the successful candidate
Orient the new employee
Start a file for the employee
Hiring requirements Find resources that can help you comply with the standards and regulations regarding recruiting, selecting, and hiring employees.
Hiring employees Get information on jobs, wages, outlooks, licensing, certification, job duties, skills requirements, education and training.
Wage subsidies Are high wage expectations making you reluctant to put up that Help Wanted sign? A wage subsidy program can put the perfect employee within your reach.
Teleworkers Having a difficult time recruiting qualified employees? A teleworker — an employee who works outside your office — may be a great option for you.
Hiring foreign workers If your business is facing a labour shortage, or you are unable to find the talent your business needs, why not look outside of Canada?
Recruit and manage salespeople Learn where to find salespeople, the importance of the recruitment interview and how to institute a commission structure to encourage high sales.