The Growing People Resource, updated for 2013
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Recruitment and retention are two words that ring heavily in this industry. Attracting people, especially students – the future work force – and teaching them that there are positive, lucrative and rewarding careers waiting for them to enter.
Landscape Ontario, together with funding from the Ontario Government to develop an “Employment Ontario” manual for all employers, puts all of this together in one project. While this was developed in and for Ontario, all of the information applies across the country – check the “legal compliance section under “Selection” in your province.
It has been made available to all members courtesy of both parties and it is available for viewing and/or downloading on the Landscape Ontario website.
You will note that this manual is comprised of four sections: Policy and Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Recruitment and Selection, as well as Retention. The Recruitment section provides members with valuable information on questions you can/cannot ask on application forms as well as samples of job description writing, interview questions and evaluation forms, reference checking – very important part of hiring – and letters of offer to future employees.
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