Category: Human Resources

The Risk of Late Applicants

Submitting employee benefit enrollment forms on time is important for plan administrators and employees. We know that juggling business priorities can be difficult. However, missing enrollment deadlines to add new employees, spouses and infants on your employee benefits plan can pose a legal risk. Late enrollment means the new addition is now classified as a […]

Announcing our New Scholarship Program

Help jump start the next generation of entrepreneurs with two scholarships every year through our scholarship program. If you are client of ENCOMPASS Benefits and HR Solutions Inc., learn more about how we can help your child succeed with more affordable education. Download a scholarship application today. ENCOMPASS is pleased surround and protect our clients and their families. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

Changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Effective January 1, 2012, changes were made to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The following are some points to consider when thinking about your future and retirement planning. Recent changes include: You can start receiving CPP once you reach the age of 60 AND continue to work (if you choose). If you choose to continue working, you […]

New Benefits & Pension Consultant Joins Our Team

ENCOMPASS is pleased to welcome Cindy Danielson to our team. Cindy is committed to helping ENCOMPASS clients design and deliver cost-effective benefits and pension plans that positively contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. She has held HR and consulting positions at Nortel, Shaw and QHR Software. Education includes Human Resources and Business Management at the […]

Feds Roll Out New Pension Option

The federal government this morning introduced the much-anticipated Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP) Act to address concerns over declining pension coverage for Canadians. The Act incorporates changes to Canada’s pension landscape that will make saving for retirement easier for millions of Canadians. For more information, please visit the following website: Source: Benefits Canada Bookmark […]

Giving Productive Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback can be a delicate process. Yet it can help to identify issues and solve them. Business owners should manage feedback in a positive way, so that it can do what it’s intended to do – help improve and expand your business. Here are five tips that can get you on track […]

Pensions – Decline of Defined Benefit Plans

More than half of Canada’s pensioned workers are now government employees, after the recession took a toll on private-sector jobs and accelerated companies’ needs to cut costs.  In the public sector, is a similar scenario in store? For the first time, the majority of Canadians who have workplace pension plans are government employees, according to […]

Minimum Wage Increase in BC

Minimum wage rates in British Columbia are increasing on May 1, 2011, November 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012 as follows: General minimum wage May 1, 2011 – $8.75 per hour; November 1, 2011 – $9.50 per hour; May 1, 2012 – $10.25 per hour. Liquor servers May 1, 2011 – $8.50 per hour; November […]

2011 CRA Limits

Ahhh the new year in the Okanagan. A time for resolutions, new beginnings, new projects…and for all Canadians: changes to EI, CPP and RRSP maximums. Effective January 1, 2011, the Canadian Revenue Agency changed the maximums as follows: Employment Insurance – the maximum employer contribution is $1,101.46, the maximum employee contribution is $786.76.  At the rate of […]

HR Trends in 2010

HR Trends in 2010 During the recent economic downturn, many companies faced staff reductions and restructuring.  HR departments are now focusing more on improving performance and contribution of their remaining employees.  There is a noticeable trend in 2010 of investment in leadership and performance management training and tools.  It has been proven that stronger leadership leads […]

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