November 2012 Newsletter
In Access Careers News
A special thanks to our co-op students from this term - Tully, Dianna and Ana. You were a great addition to our team! We wish you every success in your future HR endeavours.


As you might have noticed Access Careers new look,  we are soon to welcome a new website!!
We are rolling out a new look and feel across Access Careers,
Temporary Measures and Ford Executive websites. The new sites will put you at the centre of our content and give you all the up -to-date knowledge about us and those hot jobs we are working on!
Christmas is around the corner!


With all the holiday events being planned have you considered how employees will get home at the end of the event?


Employers have a duty of care to employees and must consider how they will get home after work-related social events. They should issue advice in advance of an event about not drinking and driving, and encourage staff to think beforehand about how they will get home. Employers could consider hiring coaches or minibuses to leave at set times towards and at the end of the event, or providing the telephone numbers for local taxi firms.


How To Deal With Competing Holiday Requests Over the Christmas Period


With the Christmas period nearly upon us, many companies have been facing a flood of leave requests from their staff over the Christmas period.


Here are some idea's of how employers could take to handle the scheduling.


1. In general, there will most likely be a reduction in customer activity over the Christmas period. Does it make sense for your business to be paying your customer contact staff to be in the office when business enquiries will be at a minimum?


2. Is it worth introducing a Christmas shutdown to take account of the inevitable business slowdown and avoid the inefficiency of an office full of under deployed customer facing staff? Another advantage of this is that you can have some control over the length of the Christmas and you can clearly communicate it to clients, meaning that you can maintain good customer relations over the period.


3. Another option would be to offer a pay incentive to key employees to be available to answer emergency calls from current or potential new clients. This would require them to check their e-mails and phone at agreed times and agreed days during the Christmas period.


4. Another option, would be introduce some enhanced flexible working during the period. If you provide people with the opportunity to work at home or to work part-time hours over the period, you may find that more employees are willing or able to work for at least some during the Christmas period.

Office Locations
57 Mill St. N
Suite #107
Brampton, ON L6X 1S9 


3300 Steeles Avenue West Unit #33

Vaughan, ON L4K 2Y4


550 Industrial Drive

Milton, ON L9T 5A6


5800 Ambler Drive
Suite # 210

Mississauga, ON L4W 4J4



Like us on FacebookVisit Access Careers on Facebook


Like us on Facebook Visit Temporary Measures on Facebook




Our Key Business Focus is People
New Year, New HR Resolutions

 As 2013 is fast approaching Access Careers is asking-  do you have any unfinished HR projects that need help with? New HR resolutions for the new year?

We can help! Access Careers certified HR Specialists can assist your company in completing those tasks.


Heath & Safety                    Exit Interviews

Fall Arrest Training              WSIB Management

Train the Trainer                  Job Evaluation

           AODA                           Employee Leasing

Bill 168                                  Payroll

Career Counseling                     Outplacement


Update/Create Polices and Procedures 

RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) 

Performance Management

Employee Conflict Resolution

Linda Brassard | 905-866-6616 |
WSIB Rates

In order to create stable and competitive premium rates for the future and ensure a sustainable workplace safety and insurance system for workers and employers, Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced that premium rates will increase for all employer in 2013.


Access Careers anticipates a 1%  bill rate increase to cover WSIB premiums effective January 1, 2013

New Recruitment Models - a growing trend in the industry!

Recruitment Process Outsourcing - RPO

Does business process outsourcing work for your organization?


Well now you have the option of outsourcing all or part of your recruitment process to skilled Human Resource professionals



RPO - Recruitment Process Outsourcing - gives you the option and flexibility of delegating a part or all of the recruitment process to a third party.

  • Recruitment Strategy Design - when where how?
  • Writing position descriptions and job postings
  • Sourcing Candidates
  • Screening and Prioritizing Resumes
  • Profiling Candidates
  • Third Party Referencing
  • On boarding and Orientation
  • Ownership of applicants

Retained Search - Exclusivity and commitment to the search

  • Confidentiality for senior or management roles
  • A sense of urgency and priority to the search
  • Attract both active and passive candidates
  • Guaranteed services
  • Broader search capability - a wide net
  • An obligation to succeed

Non Retained Search

  • Ability to test the waters- for what is out there
  • Fee is payable when the successful candidate starts
  • Guaranteed Services
  • Pre-screened and tested candidates
  • Often a quick turnaround
  • Screened for skillsets and fit

Total Project Management - Recruitment Project Outsourcing

  • Large volume recruitment projects
  • Start Ups
  • Project Consultation
  • Human Resource support
  • Large Short Term Projects
  • On-Site Managed Services
  • Payroll & reporting

For more information contact Linda Ford, President

Meet Access Careers Forklift Expert

Peter Ward is Access Careers & Temporary Measures Forklift Expert!!!

 Peter joined the Temporary Measures team in August 2012. He graduated from Lakehead University with a Degree in Business Administration and from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, completed an advanced diploma specializing in Human Resources. Over the past 10 years Peter has provided organizations such as the City of Mississauga with performance management, training and development, recruitment, and administrative support.

Peter over the last few months with Access Careers/Temporary Measures has thrived in his role as HR Specialist and Relationship Manager. He is now our Forklift expert!! Certified in Raymond Reach, Counterbalance- Electric & Propane and Walkie.

When you ask Peter to find you a forklift operator or an order picker, he knows first hand what criteria you are looking for.  He is also able to ask the associates specific questions to ensure that they are suitable for the role.   

Peter is also certified for Fall Arrest training,Train the Trainer program and First Aid. 

Peter Ward | 905-761-3303 |

Special Thanks to Davis Training Inc. for their Partnership in Referring Professional Certified Candidates to Our Company.  

 Davis Training Inc. has successfully trained more than 30,000 workers in Industrial Safety. They have earned the reputation as the best workplace safety training company in Ontario.

Forklift | Crane | WHMIS | TDG | First Aid | Workplace Audit

410 Ormont Drive, North York, Ontario, M9L 1N9

access contact ford contact temp contact edited