Small businesses in Canada are defined as companies with 1-99 employees. According to Statistics Canada, “in 2021, small businesses made up 98.1% of all employer businesses in Canada. In addition, small businesses employed 10.3 million individuals in Canada—almost two-thirds (63.8%) of the total labour force”.
Having such a significant impact on the Canadian economy, small businesses need to have all the resources possible to be successful. Here are some of Rise’s essential resources for small businesses.
Payroll resources for small businesses
Many small businesses combine payroll, finance, and HR functions. Not having a dedicated payroll person can be overwhelming, as there’s a lot of jargon and industry knowledge that is necessary to ensure people get paid accurately and on time. Mistakes can be costly, both financially and when it comes to employee retention. The resources below can help small businesses avoid mistakes and make the best choices for them and their employees when it comes to payroll.
Learn about payroll best practices with this list of ways that growing teams can optimize their payroll processes.
Learn how you can spend less time on payroll and more time on what matters most—your people.
Brush up on the sometimes-complex world of payroll with this detailed glossary of need-to-know payroll terms, from ACH to YTD.
Recruiting resources for small businesses
Recruiting can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned of hiring managers, but can be especially overwhelming when working within the constraints of a small business. It’s important to understand how recruiting sets the tone for company culture and impacts retention as well as talent acquisition.
Learn how to avoid bias in hiring and create a more inclusive workplace by ensuring that you’re hiring people who add value to your organization.
Learn how to write compelling job descriptions and which must-haves to include to attract talent.
Health, wellness, and safety resources for small businesses
Having a well functioning human resource department is important, no matter the size of your organization. Although many small businesses may not have a dedicated HR department, that doesn’t mean that their HR functions need to suffer.
Learn about the critical role that manager-employee check-ins play in fostering a positive employee experience.
Learn about some changes you can implement to improve accessibility in the workplace for your organization.
Learn why ensuring your employees know how to report misconduct in the workplace protects them and your organization.
This free template helps you get a head start on creating an easy-to-understand employee leave of absence policy.
Engagement and retention resources for small businesses
Keeping employees engaged—and therefore more likely to stay—is one of the most important aspects of creating a positive company culture.
Learn how building community in the workplace can be complicated, but is an essential part of creating a positive company culture.
Learn how you can manage your time—and team—better with these employee scheduling tips that will keep your employees happy and engaged.
Learn about the push and pull factors in the workplace that might be causing your employees to leave and what you can do to keep them.
Are you a small business looking for support as you grow? Learn how Rise can help you reach our goals. Book a demo today.