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Welcome to the BIG Resource Library!

You will be able to find a wide variety of helpful business resources here from many of BIG’s top business specialists including:

  • Business Form Templates
  • Reference Articles
  • How to Guides
  • Tutorials

Please check back regularly as this database will be updated weekly with new resources to support the BIG community.

If you have questions about one of our resources or would like further explanation please call us at 1.833.441.2442 and one of our BIG representatives will be able to assist you Monday to Friday between 9AM – 5PM. Or email us at support@bigcorplife.com and we will get back to you within one business day.

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Business Plans

Building Your Business Plan: Part 4

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Building Your Business Plan: Part 4 – Studying the Market

This article is written to provide you with the tools required to assist with developing your Business Plan as it relates to studying the market your business is in.
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Building Your Business Plan: Part 4

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Building Your Business Plan: Part 4 – Studying the Market

This article is written to provide you with the tools required to assist with developing your Business Plan as it relates to studying the market your business is in.
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Website Building: Part 1

Website Building: Part 1 – A Quick Comparison of 3 Website Builders

This article showcases the top three website builders on the market today, breaking down the pros and cons of each one and how they might assist your business.
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Workforce Planning: Part 6

Workforce Planning: Part 6 – Monitoring the Plan

This article is written to discuss why it is important to keep monitoring your Workforce Plan instead of setting and forgetting it.
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Tips for Setting SMART Goals: Part 6

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 6 – Creating the Final SMART Goal

Following the previous 5 parts on SMART goal setting, this article explains putting every step together to create the final combined SMART goal. We have also included downloadable templates of all 6 parts together in one workbook, as well as the 6th part alone.
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Your Business Plan: Part 6

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 6 – Creating the Final SMART Goal

Following the previous 5 parts on SMART goal setting, this article explains putting every step together to create the final combined SMART goal. We have also included downloadable templates of all 6 parts together in one workbook, as well as the 6th part alone.
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Financing for Startups: Part 9

Financing Solutions for Startups: Part 9 – Capital Investors – Green Technologies, Biofuels, Energy & Biotech

This article is a great source for Capital Investor financing opportunities for your “green” technologies business.
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Tips for Setting SMART Goals: Part 5

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 5 – Time-Based

This article breaks down the 5th part of a SMART goal setting, along with tips to help complete this section and apply it to your business planning. There is also a downloadable template included to help with creating a Time-Based business goal.
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Your Business Plan: Part 3

Building Your Business Plan: Part 3 – Products and Services

This article is written to provide you with the tools to develop your Business Plan as it relates to your business’s products and services.
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Workforce Planning: Part 5

Workforce Planning:
Part 5 – Creating a Plan

This article is written to provide you with details on creating a workforce plan using the information you have gathered from the previous steps taken in this series.
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Tips on Setting SMART Goals: Part 4

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 4 – Relevant

This article breaks down the 4th part of SMART goal setting, along with tips to help complete the section and apply it to your business planning. We have also included a downloadable template to help in creating your business’s Relevant goals.
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Your Business Plan: Part 2

Building Your Business Plan: Part 2 – Business Overview

This article is written to provide you with the tools required to assist in starting you with the development of your Business Plan. Are you Ready?
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Tips on Setting SMART Goals: Part 3

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 3 – Achievable

This article breaks down the 3rd part of SMART goal setting, along with tips to help complete the section and apply it to your business planning. There is a downloadable template included to help in creating your achievable goals.
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Workforce Planning: Part 4

Workforce Planning:
Part 4 – Conducting a Workforce Gap Analysis

This article is written to provide you with the details on how to conduct a Workforce Gap Analysis, which supports a businesses planned strategic direction.
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Choosing a Name for Your Business

Choosing a Name for Your Business

This article discusses the different naming options available for businesses and the legal reasoning behind each naming convention.
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Business Plan Process – Infographic

Business Planning 101: Part 1 – You Have a Great Idea… Now What?

This article will discuss an introduction to the business plan process.
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SMART Goal Setting: Specific

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 1 – Specific

This article breaks down the 1st part of a SMART goal setting, along with tips to help complete the section and applying it to your business planning.
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Introduction to SWOT Analysis

Introduction to SWOT Analysis

This article is written to provide you with an introduction to SWOT Analysis and understanding of why this analysis method is popular for business use.
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Tips on Setting SMART Goals: Part 2

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for Your Business Plan: Part 2 – Measurable

This article breaks down the 2nd part of a SMART goal setting, along with tips to help complete the Measurable section and apply it to your business planning. We have also included a template so you can write down your business’s Measurable goal.
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Culture

Implementing a Dress Code: Part 1

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Implementing a Dress Code: Part 1 – Introduction

This article is written to discuss dress codes and what to consider when implementing one in your workplace.
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Implementing a Dress Code: Part 1

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Implementing a Dress Code: Part 1 – Introduction

This article is written to discuss dress codes and what to consider when implementing one in your workplace.
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Tidy Workspaces: Part 3

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Tidy Workspaces:
Part 3 – Policies

This article describes 3 ways to implement cleaning policies in the workplace.
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Tidy Workspaces: Part 3

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Tidy Workspaces:
Part 3 – Policies

This article describes 3 ways to implement cleaning policies in the workplace.
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Company Ambassadors

Company Ambassadors – Active vs. Passive

This article talks about what a company ambassador is and explores both active and passive company ambassadors.
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Daily Communications: Part 1

Daily Activity Communications: Part 1 – Employees

This article talks about the benefits of streamlining employee communication with an end of day report template.
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Tidy Workspaces: Part 2

Tidy Workspaces: Part 2 – Maintaining a Clean Desk

This article discusses 4 ways to keep your desk clean by wiping down electronics, sorting through paperwork, opting for vertical storage, and utilizing desk drawer dividers.
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Corporate Challenges

Corporate Challenges – Just Challenge and Have Fun!

This article is written to provide you with details around a fundraising event type that has grown in popularity in companies globally and promotes community in a fun and active way through friendly competition.
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Benefits Uniforms: Part 5

Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 5 – Safety

This article discusses the 5th and final benefit of implementing uniforms in your business: Safety.
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Tidy Workspaces: Part 1

Tidy Workspaces: Part 1 – Motivators to Get Your Staff Cleaning

This article discusses the 4 benefits of keeping a clean work environment, and how to get the entire staff involved via weekly schedule.
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Company Events and Team Building

Company Events and Team Building – Why is it Important for Company Culture

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of why Company Events and Team Building are important to create a strong company culture.
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Failing Forward: Part 2

Failing Forward: Part 2 – Fostering a Growth Mindset

This article is about how to foster a growth mindset so that your company can fail forward to success.
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Post-Meeting Checklist

Post-Meeting Reflection

This article explains the significance in reviewing what took place after a meeting and includes a downloadable Post-Meeting Checklist to help with reflecting and ensuring all actions will be completed.
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Productive Conversations at Work

Guide for Productive Conversations at Work

This guide gives 7 steps to help with having productive conversations at work.
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Keep Your Brand Consistent: Part 2

Keeping Your Brand Consistent: Part 2 – Brand Guidelines

This article explains how to keep your brand consistent through brand guidelines, and also provides an example of brand guidelines.
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Employee Recognition Award

Employee Recognition Award Program

Do you like to hear you've done a good job when you've worked for something. Well, so do your employees. Here we have an article discussing different ways you can show your appreciation and an editable template so you can tangibly show your appreciation.
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Cancel Culture – Part 4

Cancel Culture - Part 4 Create a Plan of Prevention

This article outlines how to protect yourself or your company against cancel culture.
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Don’t Just Click, Connect

Don’t Just Click, Connect

This article highlights and expands on Robert Reffkin's "5 Ways to Create Stronger Connections."
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Recommended Plants for the Office

Recommended Plants for the Office

This article explains 5 recommended plants that will thrive in your Saskatchewan office. We have also included a quick reference chart for those of us that like visuals!
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Leadeship Styles: Part 3

Transactional vs Transformational Leadership: Part 3 – Comparison

In part one and two of this series, it was discussed what Transactional and Transformational Leadership is. Here we will compare the two leadership styles.
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Pre-Meeting Checklist

Preparing for a Meeting – Pre-Meeting Checklist

This article explains a Pre-Meeting Checklist, why it’s important and includes a downloadable checklist.
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Cancel Culture – Part 4

Cancel Culture - Part 4 Create a Plan of Prevention

This article outlines how to protect yourself or your company against cancel culture.
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Don’t Just Click, Connect

Don’t Just Click, Connect

This article highlights and expands on Robert Reffkin's "5 Ways to Create Stronger Connections."
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Recommended Plants for the Office

Recommended Plants for the Office

This article explains 5 recommended plants that will thrive in your Saskatchewan office. We have also included a quick reference chart for those of us that like visuals!
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Leadeship Styles: Part 3

Transactional vs Transformational Leadership: Part 3 – Comparison

In part one and two of this series, it was discussed what Transactional and Transformational Leadership is. Here we will compare the two leadership styles.
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Pre-Meeting Checklist

Preparing for a Meeting – Pre-Meeting Checklist

This article explains a Pre-Meeting Checklist, why it’s important and includes a downloadable checklist.
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Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes

This article explains the value in taking meeting notes and introduces a downloadable template to set you up for successful notetaking during a meeting.
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Marketing

Steps to Creating a USP: Part 4

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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 4 – Make a Promise

This article covers the 4th of 5 steps on creating a Unique Selling Proposition, which is making a promise to your audience to assure the value your business has to offer. In this step you are creating the statement that combines the last 3 steps.
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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 4

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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 4 – Make a Promise

This article covers the 4th of 5 steps on creating a Unique Selling Proposition, which is making a promise to your audience to assure the value your business has to offer. In this step you are creating the statement that combines the last 3 steps.
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Professional E-mail Signatures

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Creating Professional
E-mail Signatures

This article gives tips for using a professional e-mail signature consistently and explains the different aspects we recommend including within the signature.
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Professional E-mail Signatures

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Creating Professional
E-mail Signatures

This article gives tips for using a professional e-mail signature consistently and explains the different aspects we recommend including within the signature.
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Focus Groups: Part 3.1

Focus Groups: Part 3.1 – Preparing to Recruit Participants

This article is part 3.1 of 6 in our series on focus groups and is the first step in preparing for recruiting the participants. This first step introduces a participant sign-up form template.
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Loyalty Programs: Part 1

Loyalty Programs: Part 1 – Why Should You Have One?

This article discusses what makes a good loyalty program and how it can boost your business’s revenue with good customer retention and advertising.
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Focus Groups: Part 2

Focus Groups: Part 2 – Preparing for the Focus Group

This article is part 2 of 6 in our series on focus groups where we will explain 4 steps to prepare for a focus group.
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How to Create a Branded Template

How to Create a Company Branded Template

This article is a how to guide with 5 steps to creating a company branded template and also includes a downloadable template of a client facing document.
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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 3

Steps to Creating a Unique Selling Proposition: Part 3 – Identify Your Unique Solution

This article covers the 3rd of 5 steps on creating a Unique Selling Proposition, which is identifying how the solution you offer is unique from your competitor’s.
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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 2

Steps to Creating a Unique Selling Proposition: Part 2 – Solve a Problem

This article covers the 2nd of 5 steps on creating a Unique Selling Proposition, which is identifying the problem your audience faces and what kind of solutions you can offer.
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Focus Groups: Part 1

Focus Groups: Part 1 – Reason for Focus Group and Target Audience

This article introduces focus groups along with their value and is step 1 of 6 for our series on preparing and running a focus group.
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Tips for Building Your Motto

Tips for Building Your Motto

This article covers 3 tips on building a motto for your company: Make It Timeless, Consider Your Audience and Make It Catchy.
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Steps to Creating a USP: Part 1

Steps to Creating a Unique Selling Proposition: Part 1 – Back to Your Basics

This article covers the first of our five steps on creating a Unique Selling Proposition, which is reviewing the basics of your business. There is also a downloadable template included with questions to help complete this first step.
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Building Your Company Values

Tips for Building Your Company Values

This article gives 3 tips to help with creating your company values. We have also included a downloadable template to help complete the recommended steps for building company values.
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YouTube for Your Business: Part 1

The Benefits of YouTube for Your Business – Part 1

This article covers the first 3 benefits of a YouTube brand account: Access to YouTube’s Traffic, Boost Search Results and Team Management.
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Keep Your Brand Consistent: Part 2

Keeping Your Brand Consistent: Part 2 – Brand Guidelines

This article explains how to keep your brand consistent through brand guidelines, and also provides an example of brand guidelines.
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Your Instagram Business Profile

Guide: Building Your Instagram Business Profile

This is a step-by-step written guide with visuals included on how to create an Instagram business profile.
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Tips to Keep Your Brand Consistent

5 Tips to Keep Your Brand Consistent

This article was written to provide you with a high level understanding of how to keep your brand consistent, through your Mission and Values, Brand Guidelines, Content, Fluid Adjustments and Corporate Culture.
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Branding Action Items Checklist

Branding – What’s It All About: Part 3 – Brand Identity

This article explains what your brand identity is all about, including your logo, colour palettes, fonts, photos, and illustrations.
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Your Facebook Business Page

Guide: Building Your Facebook Business Page

This article was written to provide you with the understanding of what an Employee Recognition Reward Program is, and a form template for you to use in your business.
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Creating a Simple PowerPoint

Guide to Creating a Simple PowerPoint

This interactive guide was designed to help walk you through how to create a simple PowerPoint.
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Human Resources > Recruitment

Offer of Employment: Part 5

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Offer of Employment: Part 5 – Casual Employees

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Casual employee’s offer of employment and to give businesses an offer template to download and use.
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Offer of Employment: Part 5

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Offer of Employment: Part 5 – Casual Employees

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Casual employee’s offer of employment and to give businesses an offer template to download and use.
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Workforce Planning: Part 6

Workforce Planning: Part 6 – Monitoring the Plan

This article is written to discuss why it is important to keep monitoring your Workforce Plan instead of setting and forgetting it.
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Writing Job Descriptions: Part 7

Writing Job Descriptions: Part 7 – Template

This brings us to the end of this article series; we hope you can incorporate what you have learned into your business. Attached to this article is a Job Description Template and Job Description Example for you to download and use.
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Offer of Employment: Part 4

Offer of Employment Part 4: Temporary Employees

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Temporary employee’s offer of employment and to give businesses an offer template to download and use.
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Writing Job Descriptions: Part 6

Writing Job Descriptions: Part 6 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing your Job Description

This article is written to provide you with the Do’s and Don’ts of writing your job description.
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Offer of Employment: Part 3

Offer of Employment: Part 3 – Term Employees

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Term Employee’s offer of employment, and to give businesses an offer template to download and use.
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The Recruitment Cycle: Part 9

Recruitment Process: Part 9 – Reference Guide

The purpose of this article is to provide you with a reference guide to the Recruitment Process. It is important to note that this reference guide is a general guideline and instructions to assist you with developing your recruitment process for your company.
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Workforce Planning: Part 5

Workforce Planning:
Part 5 – Creating a Plan

This article is written to provide you with details on creating a workforce plan using the information you have gathered from the previous steps taken in this series.
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The Recruitment Cycle: Part 8

The Streamlined Recruitment Process: Part 8 – Phase III – Onboarding

This article offers information on Onboarding in the recruitment process of a new hire.
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Offer of Employment: Part 2

Offer of Employment Part 2: Permanent Employee

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Permanent Employee’s offer of employment and to give businesses a template to download and use.
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Job Description: Part 5

Writing Job Descriptions Part 5: Written Content – Company Information

This article is written to provide you with details on what written content is typically captured in a job description when describing your company.
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Workforce Planning: Part 4

Workforce Planning: Part 4 – Conducting a Workforce Gap Analysis

This article is written to provide you with the details on how to conduct a Workforce Gap Analysis, which supports a businesses planned strategic direction.
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Offer of Employment: Part 1

Offer of Employment: Part 1 – Introduction

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what an offer of employment (offer letter) is, including a brief summary of the template structure and written content.
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Job Description: Part 4

Writing Job Descriptions: Part 4 – Written Content – Job Description

This article is written to provide you with details on what written content is typically captured in a job description.
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The Recruitment Cycle: Part 7

The Recruitment Cycle: Part 7 – Phase II – Approval to Hire and Offer Extension

This article offers information on The Approval to Hire and Offer Extension in the recruitment process.
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Job Description Template Package

The Recruitment Cycle: Part 2 – Phase I. Position Approval and Posting

This article is about the first phase of the recruitment cycle and how to begin hiring for a vacant position.
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Job Vacancy Request Form

The Recruitment Cycle: Part 2 – Phase I. Position Approval and Posting

This article is about the first phase of the recruitment cycle and how to begin hiring for a vacant position.
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Recruitment Workbook – Interview

Recruitment Workbook: Part 3 – Interviews

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what an interview is in the Recruitment Process and to give you a template to use.
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Recruitment Workbook – Prescreen

Recruitment Workbook: Part 2 – Prescreens

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what a prescreen is and to provide you a template to work from.
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Recruitment Workbook – Full

Recruitment Workbook: Part 5 – Recruitment Workbook Template

This article is written to provide you with the full Recruitment Workbook template.
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Workbook – Reference Checks

Recruitment Workbook: Part 4 – Verbal Reference Checks

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of why Reference Checks should be conducted after the interviewing process and to give you a template to use.
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Human Resources > Talent Management

Employee Recognition Award

Employee Recognition Award Program

Do you like to hear you've done a good job when you've worked for something. Well, so do your employees. Here we have an article discussing different ways you can show your appreciation and an editable template so you can tangibly show your appreciation.
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Employee Status Change Form

Employee Status Change Form

This article was written to provide you with the understanding of what an Employee Status Change Form is, and a Excel template for you to use in your business.
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Human Resources > Policies & Guidelines

Writing Professional Emails: Part 6

Writing Professional Emails: Part 6 – Attachments

This article is written to provide you with an executive summary of email attachments.
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Writing Professional Emails: Part 5

Writing Professional Emails: Part 5 - Signatures

This article provides you with a high-level description of email signatures, what should be included, and how to format them.
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Writing Professional Emails: Part 4

Writing Professional Emails: Part 4 – Main Body Written Content

This article is written to provide you with a high-level understanding of what is included in the main message of an email, along with formatting.
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Writing Professional Emails: Part 3

Writing Professional Emails: Part 3 – Fonts and Formatting

This article is written to provide you with details on why it is important to use legible fonts and formats when writing your emails.
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Employee Volunteer Policy Template

Employee Volunteering Guideline

This article is written to provide you with a ...
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Human Resources > Compensation

Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payrol: Part 5.6

The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.6 - Payroll Policies, Overtime & Banked Time

This article is written to provide you with a brief understanding of overtime and the different ways it can be administered that still meet the minimum requirements of Employment Standards.
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Setting up Payrol: Part 5.5

The Key Components to setting up Payroll: Part 5.5 – Payroll Policies, Work Schedules

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of why standard work schedules are useful in the work environment.
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Setting up Payroll – Part 5.4

The Key Components to setting up Payroll – Part 5.4: Payroll Policies, Pay Type

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what a Salary and Hourly pay type is.
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Setting up Payroll – Part 5.3

The Key Components to setting up Payroll – Part 5.3: Payroll Policies, Employment Type

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what the different Employment Types are and why it is important to have them defined when setting up your payroll.
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Compensation Review Letter

Compensation Letters: Part 2 – Compensation Review Letters

This article is written to provide you with a high-level understanding of the compensation review letter and provides a template and example of what the letter would generally look like completed.
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Salary Increase Letter

Compensation Letters: Part 3 – Salary Increase Letters

This article is written to provide you with a high-level understanding of the Salary Increase Letters along with a template and an example of what the letter would look like completed.
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Addendum to Offer of Employment

Compensation Letters: Part 4 – Addendum Letters

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what an Addendum Letter is. Included in this article is a template and example of the Addendum Letter for you to download and use at your company.
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Human Resources > Reporting & Metrics

Employee Burden Rate Calculation

Employee Burden Rate – What is a Labour Burden Rate?

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what a labour burden rate is, why it is used, and what is generally included in the calculation.
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Finance

Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7

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The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.7 – Vacation

This article is written to provide you with details on the Saskatchewan Employment Standards vacation legislation and how companies can modify this standard to meet the needs of their business requirements.
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Setting Up Payrol: Part 5.6

The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll – Part 5.6: Payroll Policies, Overtime & Banked Time

This article is written to provide you with a brief understanding of overtime and the different ways it can be administered that still meet the minimum requirements of Employment Standards.
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Year-End Accounting: Part 2

Benefits of Preparing for Year-End Accounting Throughout the Year: Part 2 – Avoid Government Penalties

This article explains the 2nd benefit of preparing for year-end accounting throughout the year, which is avoiding government penalties from missed remittances such as GST, PST, Payroll, and WCB.
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Year-End Accounting: Part 1

Benefits of Preparing for Year-End Accounting Throughout the Year: Part 1 – Cost Savings

This article explains the 1st reason why it is beneficial to prepare for year-end accounting throughout the year, which includes saving costs by having a bookkeeper use proper software throughout the year rather than having an accountant do the bookkeeping come year-end.
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Setting Up Payrol: Part 5.5

The Key Components to setting up Payroll: Part 5.5 – Payroll Policies, Work Schedules

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of why standard work schedules are useful in the work environment.
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Financing for Startups: Part 9

Financing Solutions for Startups: Part 9 – Capital Investors – Green Technologies, Biofuels, Energy & Biotech

This article is a great source for Capital Investor financing opportunities for your “green” technologies business.
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Cloud-Based Accounting

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Accounting

This article gives a high-level overview of the advantages and disadvantages of cloud based accounting software.
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Setting up Payroll – Part 5.4

The Key Components to setting up Payroll – Part 5.4: Payroll Policies, Pay Type

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what a Salary and Hourly pay type is.
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Financial Accounting Basics: Part 8

Financial Accounting Basics for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Part 8 – Post Closing Entries

This article is an introduction to creating closing statements to prepare your books for next year.
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Workforce Planning: Part 5

Workforce Planning:
Part 5 – Creating a Plan

This article is written to provide you with details on creating a workforce plan using the information you have gathered from the previous steps taken in this series.
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My Business Account With CRA

Why All Small Business Owners Should Have a My Business Account With CRA

This article is about the importance of exploring how every small business owner could benefit from signing up online for their My Business Account.
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Setting up Payroll – Part 5.3

The Key Components to setting up Payroll – Part 5.3: Payroll Policies, Employment Type

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what the different Employment Types are and why it is important to have them defined when setting up your payroll.
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Financial Accounting Basics: Part 7

Financial Accounting Basics for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Part 7 – Creating Financial Statements

This article discusses taking the information from your adjusted trial balance in Part 6, and building your Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statements.
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Cost Allocation

Cost Allocation

This article is about cost allocation and the differences between Direct and Indirect costs.
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Employee Burden Rate Calculation

Employee Burden Rate – What is a Labour Burden Rate?

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what a labour burden rate is, why it is used, and what is generally included in the calculation.
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Recommended Bookkeeping Tasks

Recommended Bookkeeping Tasks and Frequency

This article explains our recommended daily, weekly, and monthly bookkeeping tasks, with downloadable checklists included!
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Health & Wellness

Power of Words: Part 1

Power of Words: Part 1 – Inclusive Language

This article is designed to help navigate the world of inclusive language, along with 4 key principles to remember in maintaining inclusivity in the words you use.
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A Guide for People Too Busy to Eat

How to Stay Fed at Work: A Guide for People Too Busy to Eat

This article contains 3 ways for busy people to stay fed and healthy at work to maintain their productivity.
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A Snack Bar for the Workplace

Curating a Snack Bar for the Workplace

This article discusses how to curate a snack bar in the workplace by having a record of employee food restrictions, keeping it accessible, and includes an example list of what to stock.
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Tidy Workspaces: Part 2

Tidy Workspaces: Part 2 – Maintaining a Clean Desk

This article discusses 4 ways to keep your desk clean by wiping down electronics, sorting through paperwork, opting for vertical storage, and utilizing desk drawer dividers.
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Afternoon Naps for the Workplace

Afternoon Naps for the Workplace

This article explains 4 different lengths of afternoon naps and the benefits that can be experienced in the workplace from these naps.
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Identify & Overcome Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block: What It Is and How to Overcome It

This article discusses 4 causes of writer’s block and 5 steps to open your mind creatively.
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Failing Forward: Part 2

Failing Forward: Part 2 – Fostering a Growth Mindset

This article is about how to foster a growth mindset so that your company can fail forward to success.
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Recommended Plants for the Office

What is Psychological Safety in the Workplace

This article discusses what Psychological Safety is and why it may be important to you.
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Recommended Plants for the Office

Recommended Plants for the Office

This article explains 5 recommended plants that will thrive in your Saskatchewan office. We have also included a quick reference chart for those of us that like visuals!
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Sleep and Its Impact on Work: Part 1

Sleep and Its Impact on Our Work: Part 1 – The Basics

This article covers The Basics of Sleep: Quantity, Quality, and Regularity.
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Hydration Affects – Part 1

How Hydration Affects Work Performance:
Part 1 – Increased Energy Levels

While we could talk about the benefits of hydration for years, this article discusses how drinking water can affect work performance through increased energy levels.
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Employee-Family Assistance

Employee-Family Assistance Programs

This article is about Employee-Family Assistance Programs (EFAP) and the benefits it brings to businesses and their employees to assist them with personal problems.
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