HR Series for Employers

Got employees? Get made-in-Alberta answers.

The HR Series for Employers features best practices from Alberta Employers like you. From recruitment and retention to employee engagement and to employment legislation, these publications give you tried-and-tested answers to your questions.

An Employer's Guide to Employment Rules

Publisher: Alberta Human Services
Format: Book, 48 pages

When hiring, paying and terminating employees in Alberta, you must follow employment rules set by provincial and federal departments and agencies. An Employer's Guide to Employment Rules provides an overview of the employment legislation you, your managers and your accounting staff need to know—including regulations on employment standards, human rights, workplace health and safety, and information and privacy. It also outlines procedures and requirements for hiring foreign workers, determining and remitting deductions to Canada Revenue Agency, and obtaining valid Social Insurance Numbers. A comprehensive contact list is included.

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Employing a Diverse Workforce: Making It Work

Publisher: Alberta Employment and Immigration 
Format: Book, 44 pages

Employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive workplace is a strategy that works for both employers and workers. This book provides you with examples from Alberta employers on how to retain and engage a highly motivated and diverse workforce.

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Labour Market Information for Your Business: A Practical Guide

Publisher: Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Format: Book, 40 pages

What is labour market information? Why should employers want to know about it? How is it used? This publication presents a business case for using labour market information to achieve greater productivity and competitiveness, provides testimonials from employers who have used labour market information to their advantage and lists many current links to reliable labour market information.

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Leaving Your Small Business: Your Plan for a Successful Transition

Publisher: Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry
Format: Online Publication

At some point you will be leaving your business, whether you sell, transfer your business to others or simply close the doors. Having a succession plan will help ensure value to your business, optimize financial security (including capital gains and tax implications), enhance employee relationships and provide peace of mind knowing that your business legacy will align with your vision.

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Recruiting Staff

Publisher: Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
Format: Online Publication

Explore successful recruitment strategies and advice from Alberta employers and HR experts that will aid in attracting the talent you want to your business. Discover how to prepare a recruitment plan, strategies for evaluating resumés, conducting interviews and negotiating a job offer.

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Retaining Your Staff

Publisher: Alberta Human Services
Format: Book, 28 pages

Discover why employees leave and what makes them stay. What do your employees need and what can you offer them? Read about the strategies Alberta employers and HR experts have successfully applied to retain staff and benefit from their experiences.

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A Guide to Managing an Aging Workforce

Publisher: Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Format: Book, 41 pages

The average age of the workforce is rising in Alberta workplaces. Employers are looking to retain their valued older workers (45+) and, in some cases, are in a position to hire older employees for vacancies in their organization. This publication examines perceptions and realities about the capabilities of the older worker and offers ways to keep your employees of any age safe and healthy on the job.

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Skills by Design: Strategies for Employee Development

Publisher: Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Format: Online Publication

Taking time to read this book is an investment in your company's future. Skills by Design is a toolbox for employers looking to sharpen the skills of their workforce. The publication makes the case that any business, no matter the size, should have the tools and know-how to build and enhance employee skills. It features the why to, how to and practical what to do of employee skills development.

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Succession Planning: Retaining Skills and Knowledge in Your Workforce

Publisher: Alberta Human Services
Format: Book, 28 pages

How do you manage as more of your workers retire? Or as employees in key positions with crucial knowledge move on? Find out about the strategies and solutions Alberta employers have used to transfer and share organizational intelligence within their workforce.

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Thinking About Layoffs? What You Need to Know Before Letting People Go

Publisher : Alberta Human Services
Format: Book, 32 pages

Are you contemplating laying off staff? Find out why downsizing isn't always the best solution. This guide offers a number of possible alternatives. And, when layoffs are inevitable, it outlines best practices and legislation to follow when letting people go. It also includes information on ways to motivate your remaining staff and provides additional resources that can help you through the process.

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