What can you do as an employer?
The research found a link between precarious employment and wages, turnover rates and scheduling challenges. This can hurt a company’s bottom line through decreased productivity, absenteeism, and increased training costs. We have put together some resources that can benefit your business. If you have questions, please contact us through our contact page.Find out how precarity is measured.
- Try this anonymous survey to get your job precarity score.
- Living Wage Employers are responsible employers who care about their employees and the community. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long-term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce. Becoming a living wage employer is a process that involves incremental changes with recognition and rewards.
- Refer to the Guide To Becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer
- Better Way Alliance: Business owners for decent work. We support decent wages, paid sick days, and fair scheduling laws. https://betterwayalliance.ca
- For more information visit: https://www.ontariolivingwage.ca
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services, a division of Fleming College, manages the operations of all employment service providers in City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both employers and job seekers, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) delivers locally responsive employment programs and services ― with a goal to build prosperity in its region.
When providing incentives for hiring and training employees, MKES keeps decent work in the forefront by rewarding employers that provide supportive and inclusive environments, mentorship and skill development opportunities that lead to internal promotions, pay a living wage, and recognize mental health as integral part of wellness. Employment service providers assist employers by providing them with resources and training, on the job coaching, and development of individualized retention plans.
MKES invites employers to work with its employment service providers to create their own decent work environment. To find a service provider near you, visit flemingemploymenthub.ca.
- Increased consumer spending in the local economy
- Decreased turnover and re-training costs
- Increased staff morale and loyalty
- Improved productivity and service delivery
- For more information, refer to the 2019 Living Wage Report
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