5 Ways Peninsula Can Help You Save Time This Spring

  • Employer advice
Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma, HR content writer

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When you run your own business, you never really take a day off.

Work is always on your mind. Plus, there are multiple demands competing for your time. Besides your clients, you also have to take care of your staff. This means having proper employment contracts in place. You also need policies on HR and workplace health & safety. It is your legal obligation to operate your workplace in compliance with the employment standards and occupational health & safety law of your province.

You may be the best in your business, but you can’t be expected to know everything about HR management and workplace health & safety. At the same time, it is important that you do know these things.

When an employee issue arises or there is a workplace safety concern, do you want to be spending hours on the internet looking for answers? Would you risk exposing yourself to litigation or heavy fines by treating these issues using guesswork or unverified web-sourced advice?

Why not leave it to the experts?

What is Peninsula Canada?

Peninsula Canada is an HR and health & safety consulting company. We serve over 5,000 small businesses across Canada. Our clients receive ongoing updates of their employment contracts, handbooks and policies as legislation evolves. They also benefit from our 24/7 employer advice line and are supported by legal assistance. We also offer HR and health & safety software apps that simplify your day-to-day operations.

How can Peninsula help me save time this spring?

At Peninsula, our goal is to help your business succeed. Our services are designed to meet your needs and to save your most precious resource – your time.

24/7 advice through telephone

Have a question? Give us a call anytime. And as many times as you need to. You never have to wonder or worry about an HR, health & safety, or employment law related query. Even if it is 2am in the morning, we’re here for you. Just pick up that phone and dial away.

Here’s what Joyce Rodriguez, owner and business manager, at Dr William Rodriguez Dentistry Professional Corporation, says about our 24/7 advice line:

“I love the 24/7 advice line. I do work late, and I work from home. So, I mostly call the advisers after hours. They get back to me right away. In case the query requires some research, I have the answers in my inbox when I wake up the next morning. I like that.”

Read more about Joyce’s experience with Peninsula here.

Customized employment contracts and handbooks

Our experts can draft tailored and airtight policies and documents suited to your business needs. We’ll also help you identify any potential issues with your wording or policies. This means complete peace of mind when it comes to your employment contracts, employee handbooks, and all HR and OHS policies & documents.

Jason King, executive director, Some Other Solutions, has this to say about our service:

“I wanted to have our employment contracts updated to leave no room for assumptions that could leave us open to liabilities. We had an outdated OHS policy. I wanted to ensure we were compliant with OHS regulations and had protocols in place.”

“Peninsula did a complete overhaul on our employee handbook. We have a new one now that is compliant with all legislation. They’ve given us an OHS book as well with all relevant policies. It gives us peace of mind to know that we are compliant and that we have the best practices in place.”

Read more about Jason’s experience with Peninsula here.

HR and health & safety software apps

Peninsula clients also benefit from smart software that takes the pain out of daily HR and health & safety management. Our BrightHR software offers a variety of HR tools that simplify day-to-day tasks, such as expense tracking, logging attendance, absence management, schedule planning, etc.

BrightSafe, on the other hand, is a software designed to streamline health & safety management. Easily organize all your OHS tasks and enjoy features such as step-by-step guidance on creating risk assessments. You will also benefit from the many e-learning courses on BrightSafe that’ll help you stay up to date on important health & safety topics and laws. The courses are regularly updated, and new ones added. Plus, you get a certificate at the end of each course.

What’s more – both software are also available as mobile apps. This means you can manage your HR and health & safety tasks on the go.

Tracey Fraser, director of operations, at Tour Experience Golf, finds BrightHR to be a beneficial feature:

“BrightHR makes HR documentation and templates available to me. It makes it easy to transfer that information to my employees as well. I love that all our staff documentation is uploaded on BrightHR. If an employee wants to look at their contract or the health & safety manual, or our COVID policies, they can just log in and do that on their own. They don’t have to ask somebody for that information. I also use BrightHR for approving staff vacation requests. It is nice and simple to see and approve or decline requests. It is great.”

Read more about Tracey’s experience with Peninsula here.

Support during workplace inspections

We’re finally seeing the back of this prolonged pandemic. Workplace health & safety in such unpredictable circumstances is crucial. Leave all your OHS compliance worries to us. Besides reviewing your policies and premises for compliance with the latest legislation/public health guidance, our experts will also guide and support you during workplace inspections.

Here’s what Susan Bouffard, executive director at St. Thomas The Apostle Nursery School Inc., has to say about her experience:

“Health and Safety seemed so intimidating at first. We had Jamie [from Peninsula] come into our centre, after he walked through, he sent us all we needed to post, train and ensure we are up to date and in compliance. WOW, thank you Jamie and Peninsula. Well worth everything.”

Expert legal assistance

The Peninsula Protect service feature assists Peninsula clients with expert legal representation and support in case of an employment dispute or health & safety investigation.

Matt Greenwood, Executive Director, Pickering Football Club (PFC), on Peninsula Protect:

“The legal assistance [the Peninsula Protect service] has been very useful. Knowing that you have such a support in place in case something escalates brings peace of mind. Particularly in an industry like ours, where you have different types of roles: full time, part time, contract staff, salaried staff, volunteers.”

Read more about Matt’s experience with Peninsula here.

That does sound good. But will this cost me a fortune?

Au contraire. Our low-cost membership makes our services affordable for businesses of any size. The cost of our services is based on the size of your business, the number of employees, the length of your contract and the service you choose.

Here’s what other small business owners like yourself have said:

Ellen Schaetzle, director of logistics and HR support, Hutton Forest Products

“To have an onsite HR person dealing with all aspects of HR management is quite costly. But Peninsula’s affordable support is like having an HR department, only off-site.”

Kevin Beer, owner and operator, Consortium Mechanical

“If you compare the cost of hiring someone for HR and Health & Safety (and we didn’t need someone full-time) to what Peninsula charges for the number of employees at my company — it is fractional. The fact that Peninsula’s pricing is based on the number of employees in a company is a very good selling feature.”

Tracey Fraser, director of operations, Tour Experience Golf

“Peninsula had great reviews. They’ve won awards for their service. And for the price that was charged, I got so much more worth for my money paying Peninsula’s monthly fee vs hiring an HR person direct. I got a whole team with Peninsula that can answer all my questions 24/7 and get me all the information I need. A one-off HR person would have cost me more money.”

“I know I am doing everything by the book. It allows me peace of mind. I can focus on my business and not have to worry about whether or not I am dealing with an HR problem in the right manner.”

With restrictions ending across provinces, it is your time to shine and build back your business. Leave your HR and health & safety compliance worries to us. Free up your time to focus on your growing your business.

Ask us how we can save you time and money.

To learn more about how our health & safety and HR services can benefit your business, call an expert today at 1 (833) 247-3652. Or simply fill out the form on the right-hand column and we’ll get back to you. Let’s connect.

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