The HR & IT team, in conjunction with the management team has been embarking on a new system implementation project, in which we are moving to new systems for our HR/Time and Labour database and also moving to an upgraded enhancement to our Payroll database, ADP – Workforce Now. After an internal audit that took place in 2015, the management team recognized that there was room for improvement and increased efficiency with our current systems. We are excited that these new systems will allow for:
- Enhanced scheduling capabilities
- Enhanced reporting and analytics and documentation storage
- On-line recruitment database and applicant tracking
- Employee Self Service including mobile application
Kronos Workforce Ready, which will be our new Time and Labour and HR database will give us the tools we need to more effectively manage labour costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. The solutions from Kronos make complete automation and high-quality information a reality.
We have an implementation team that has been working hard on building our new system to ensure that it has all of the functionality that we need. This team will be going through our first phase of testing next week, in which we have selected a small employee group to participate in our first parallel payroll.
What does this mean for you?
You will be receiving training on our new system and asked to participate in a parallel payroll during the month of October, where you will be required to double punch into our current Time and Labour system (Ez-labor) as well as our new Kronos system. We anticipate that this may be needed for up to 2-payroll cycles so that we can ensure a smooth transition to our new, Kronos – Workforce Ready system. Additionally you will be given new log-in information for our ADP system where you can view your pay stubs and T4’s.
Please stay tuned on more to come on this. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.
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We wanted to confirm that there will not be a Poor Boy’s Luncheon event this year. Last year we celebrated our 30th anniversary, which is amazing to have an event run as long as this one has. We were informed after the event that our long time major sponsor would no longer be able to support us. The committee members also indicated their desire to step down for various reasons. The decision was then made to discontinue the event. We want to thank our long time sponsor Advocis, Golden Triangle Chapter, the committee members (Ron Orr, Sue Ricketts, Sandy Morrow and Brenda Bowen), the Italian Canadian Club, and everyone else for their support and participation in the Poor Boy’s Luncheons over the past 30 years!
Future Planning for Leaders7:00 pmEvergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St, Guelph
Facilitation Wellington Dufferin is looking forward to the next in our series of community information events, scheduled for the evenings of Tuesday September 13th in Guelph, and Wednesday September 14th in Orangeville. Our topic for these events is Future Planning - Providing Leadership That Lasts.
Please find attached the flyer advertising these events. We would be grateful if you could share it among your networks.
While these events are free and open to anyone from our communities who is interested in attending, we do ask for people to please register by e-mailing JoannaGoode@facilitationwellingtondufferin.ca so that we can ensure adequate space (and snacks!).
Thanks for your ongoing support,
Joanna Goode - Director
Facilitation Wellington Dufferin
The JHSC would like to share some very important information regarding decorative flowerpots on your patio, balcony, deck or porch. These flowerpots often contain peat moss (mixed with potting soil.) There is a potential for these pots to catch fire. Due to extremely dry and hot conditions, the peat moss may spontaneously combust and begin to smolder, with the potential of a bigger fire. This situation occurred this week at a CLGW home. Thankfully no one was injured and the fire was extinguished. There was damage to the house but it could have been much worse. We are asking the site reps to move these planters away from the program to a safe location. If your program rep is on vacation, please have another member of your team do this.
- IMMEDIATELY MOVE POTS AWAY FROM THE HOME/ WINDOWS (inform your supervisor when you have done this)
- WATER POTS DAILY
- NEVER EXTINGUISH CIGARETTES IN A PLANTER
Your prompt attention in this matter is greatly appreciated!!
The latest issue of the Direct Support Workers newsletter is now available at the VITA website, http://vitacls.org/client/newsletter.aspx