Probationary periods are a great opportunity for companies to assess the suitability a new employee has for the position they were hired for. If you discover an employee is not suitable for their role you have the ability to terminate the employment before their probationary period ends.
An export plan is essential for any business that is planning to enter international markets. It’s a business plan tailored specifically for international markets that will help you identify your target market, understand what resources you require, outline your next steps and define your export goals. In addition to being the roadmap that will help your business succeed, export plans are often a requirement to obtain institutional financing. To help get you started, here are some guidelines o
Global value chains are a popular way for businesses to increase efficiency and productivity, decrease overhead and deliver quality products at the lowest price possible. Rather than being the sole producer of their Canadian exports or relying entirely on the foreign market, more and more businesses are beginning to outsource certain components of their products or services. These components include everything from concept to R&D, production, marketing, distribution and even consumer support.
Terminating an employee is a reality that most businesses will have to face at some point in time. Oftentimes, employees who have been terminated are entitled to reasonable notice or severance pay in lieu of notice. However, that isn’t always the case. When an employee is terminated with cause they are not entitled to either.
Considering that nearly 70% of Canada’s GDP consists of import and export revenue it’s no surprise that more and more Canadian companies are looking to expand internationally. Entering foreign markets can create opportunities for diversification, reduced vulnerability, higher profits, more sales, access to global demand and innovation.
Employers have a duty to investigate all allegations of harassment and discrimination involving their employees and workplace. Conducting investigations can be tricky. In addition to finding a way to conduct them without infringing on the rights of the employee under investigation it is also your responsibility to ensure the employee is not treated with unfair prejudice as investigation flaws may result in substantial liability against you; the employer.