Category: Human Resources

Breakfast Education Session – Fall 2018

With 4 Key Topics – Handouts & Guaranteed Takeaways . . . Join us for a timely discussion on the new Cannabis legislation, identifying Fraud, Virtual On-line Doctors and Retirement Options. With our Keynote Speakers: Norma Crouse – Assistant Vice President, Claims & Administration Equitable Life of Canada The changing face of Fraud. With over 20 years of financial experience […]

Employer Health Tax (EHT)

The government of BC will be implementing the new Employer Health Tax (EHT) effective January 1, 2019.  The Medical Services Plan premiums (MSPP) were reduced by 50% on Jan 1, 2018 and will be eliminated on January 1, 2020. Individual taxpayers pay MSP premiums while the proposed EHT will be paid through an employers annual payroll tax.   Tax rates will be based […]

Recruiting for Accounting Manager

  Our client, Bricor Mechanical Ltd., dba Ace Plumbing & Heating, has been serving the Okanagan Valley for over 35 years. Their business focus is providing, quality installations and maintenance of mechanical systems for their customers. They are now looking to replace their key leadership position of: Accounting Manager Responsible for all areas relating to […]

Recruitment and Benefits

Are you growing your team this year? Perhaps replacing someone who left your team? Recruiting can feel like the final straw for some people. Many small businesses in Canada operate with limited resources, making it all the more important they recruit and hire the right people, train them properly, and retain their staff while helping […]

2014 ENCOMPASS Scholarship Recipients

We were pleased to award two Scholarships and three Honorary Education Gifts as we continue in our third year of our Scholarship Program. We had many qualified candidates to choose from and wish the best to all who applied. We are pleased to announce the following students who were each given awards from ENCOMPASS. To […]

2013 ENCOMPASS Scholarship Recipients

    We were pleased to award two Scholarships and three Honorary Education Gifts at an evening reception yesterday. We had many qualified candidates to choose from and wish the best to all who applied. We are pleased to announce the following students who were each given awards from ENCOMPASS. To qualify, candidates must be a graduating […]

Are you Working with the Right Benefits Broker?

Employee group benefits are a significant part of an employee’s total compensation – it’s only wise to fully understand what you are investing in. This is where an independent, professional benefits broker and consultant helps. A good benefits broker will help you: assess your plan design to make sure it is competitive with the marketplace. analyze […]

HR Social Event Supports Muscular Dystrophy

ENCOMPASS was proud to sponsor BC HRMA Southern Interior’s Annual Holiday Social, the Jingle Mingle (December 5, 2012) at the Hotel El Dorado in Kelowna, BC.  Our firm has had the privilege of sponsoring this event for the past 4 years.  It’s our pleasure to celebrate each Christmas season with our fellow HR professionals. We […]

Workers’ Compensation Changes / Free Support for Employers

A Consultant from our office recently attended a session in Kelowna to learn more about the recent amendments to Workers’ Compensation called Bill 14. The facilitator, Philip Levesque, an Adviser with the Employers’ Advisers Office from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Ministry Responsible for Labour briefed a full audience of HR professionals […]

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