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FAQs for Employer-Mentors; Beautiful Futures

FAQs for Employers interested in participating in ‘Beautiful Futures’

Do I get to keep my participant after the Work Experience is over?

Participants are expected to complete a minimum of 35 hours of work per week. Once participants begin their work experience with you, they become your employees, however, ESG will provide support as needed for the first 12 weeks. Support may include ways of working through attendance/punctuality issues, communication, teamwork, client care, etc. However, keep in mind that participants will have received 8 weeks of employability workshops prior to their placement with you, so these issues should not be expected.

How can my participant help me around my facility?

Well, besides industry certification in the technical focus, your participant has also been trained in Reception and Spa Assistant duties to free you from administrative duties while you develop your ideas.

What if my participant misses hours of work?

Like all other employees, missed shifts/hours are not paid to the participant. Though this is not expected, should this happen ESG can only help resolve issues if we are made aware of issues in a timely manner.

How does the Wage Subsidy work?

The wage subsidy is an incentive for employers to hire and train a participant to work for them. The new employee’s wages are partially subsidized by the program for 12 weeks, as long as the employee is working 35 or more hours per week. If eligible, the wage subsidy available to participating employers works on a sliding scale. See Figure 1.


FIGURE 1.

The goal for both the employer and the participant is long-term employment. Wage subsidy provides wage relief during the initial period where you train your new staff to become functional in your facility.

Are all employers eligible for the Wage Subsidy?

To be eligible for the wage subsidy, you must:

  • Be a registered business with a legal business name and business number
  • Have been in business for at least one year
  • Offer a full-time position with a minimum on 35 hours per week
  • Offer the likelihood of long-term employment
  • Pay reasonable, competitive wages
You are not eligible for a wage subsidy IF participants fill a position that:
  • Was left vacant due to an industrial dispute in your workplace
  • Was left vacant due to a lay-off waiting to be recalled
  • Was terminated to instead employ a participant

Who pays the participant?

  • You will issue regular paycheques on paydays; ESG will reimburse the negotiated amount on a monthly basis
  • You will be required to submit monthly reports to ESG regarding the employee’s hours and wages.
  • Once a participant starts their work experience with you, they officially become your employee. Therefore, please ensure that your business insurance covers all employee-related liability.
  • You are responsible to deduct Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Income Tax will from participant wages and remit to the Canada Revenue Agency, just like your other employees.

Interested in participating as an employer?
Apply OnLine to participate in this Program


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Hire a Student | MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Mentor a Student, Make a Difference

ESG is looking for employers to participate in our ‘Beautiful Futures’ program by providing a 12-week work experience mentorship in an entry-level position to a participant.

Beautiful Futures is funded by the Government of Canada. This program trains participants in technical and employment skills, and provides work experience opportunities to youth aged 15-30 years old that are keen on joining Alberta’s beauty industry.

Why participate as an Employer?

  • A substantial wage subsidy is available for employers throughout the 12-week work experience. Employers are encouraged to continue working with youth after project completion should they wish to do so.
  • Your participant will be certified and apt to provide services in the focus skill.
  • Prior to their paid work experience with you, your participant will have spent eight (8) weeks with ESG acquiring employment skills such as Time Management, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Customer Service, etc.
  • In the same way issues can arise with any other staff members, ESG can help you integrate your participant to your team using a solution-focused approach.

PURPOSE OF WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is a main component of the participants’ professional development.

1. To provide a service-oriented and educational experience where participants have the chance to apply skills learned at ESG.

2. To provide opportunities for participants to develop customer service skills.

3. To help participants advance their awareness of Alberta’s Beauty Industry.

4. To provide a practical experience where participants’ employment skills and personal suitability to the industry can be demonstrated and evaluated.

5. To provide learning opportunities including possible on-the-job training.

THE ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER

The role of the employer/supervisor includes the following responsibilities:

1. Provide an orientation to the workplace, and ongoing information as needed.

2. Select appropriate tasks or projects for professional development purposes.

3. Provide other learning experiences, including staff meetings, where the participant will integrate with the rest of your team and feel a sense of belonging to their new team.

4. Provide regular supervision, including ongoing feedback about the participant’s performance.

5. Act as a professional mentor.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click HERE for FAQs including eligibility criteria to participate as an employer.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?


Interested in participating as an employer?
Apply OnLine to participate in this program



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201, 10518 82 Ave. NW
Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 604 2772
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Paying Employees

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Paying Employees

Congratulations on being ready to employ staff! This is a big step for your company. While it can be scary to put your company’s reputation in the hands of someone else, knowing your responsibilities as an employer can help ease your transition.

When you hire employees, you must register for a CRA payroll account. This account will be linked to your Business Number (BN). To open your CRA account, you will need to complete a RC1B form.

As an employer, you will need to submit the following forms to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):
TD1AB
TD1
These forms are Personal Tax Credits Return forms that you have to give all new employees to complete. These forms help you determine what deductions you need to make from their paycheque.

What if employee is being paid hourly + commission?
It is common to pay beauty industry employees by commission, unless your employee is claiming expenses, the forms above will suffice.

Additionally, Alberta Employment Standards Code requires you to keep the following records for every employee:

Payroll record listing
  • Employee’s name, D.O.B., and address
  • Employee’s start date
  • Starting wage
  • A daily record of hours worked
  • All deductions
  • Any vacation time taken by employee including start/end dates of vacation + period of employment vacation was earned

Pay Administration record listing
  • Employee’s job title and job description
  • All correspondence relating to that employee
  • Any performance reviews including discipline reports
  • Copies of TD1/TD1AB forms
  • Information on benefits, WCB, and all other info that may apply

**NOTE: Payroll records must be kept for at least 3 years from creation date.

PAY SCHEDULE
At the end of each pay period, you must provide each employee with a statement of earnings that includes:
  • regular and overtime hours of work;
  • wage rate and overtime rate;
  • earnings paid that show each component separately;
  • deductions from earnings and the reason for each deduction;
  • time off in lieu of payment of overtime; and
  • statement period.

FYI- cash shortages can only be deducted from an employee IF:
1. the employee is the ONLY ONE with sole access to the cash
2. the employee authorizes the deduction in writing with the amount and date of shortage being deducted

If you plan to reduce any employee’s wage rate, overtime rate, general holiday pay, vacation pay or termination pay, the employee must be notified before the start of the pay period in which the reduction is to take effect.
Keep in mind, these rates must always be at least the minimum required by the legislated standards.

REMITTING TO THE CRA
You must remit to the CRA all deductions you made from an employee’s paycheque (federal and provincial income tax deductions, E.I. premiums, and CPP) before the 15TH of the month AFTER the month in which you made the deductions.

All remittances must be made in bulk for all of your employees.
You can use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) to calculate payroll deductions.

ISSUING T4s
You must provide a T4form to your employees ON or BEFORE the last day of February for the previous calendar year. This T4 contains information on the total CPP, E.I. premiums, and income tax deductions you made on your employees behalf for the previous calendar year.

For more information view the Employers’ Guide Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

If you have any questions or concerns with the information provided on this article please contact Executive Spa Group.
‘Cultivating the Beauty Industry’
Executive Spa Group
(780) 604 2772
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Beautiful Futures- Participants

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Interested in participating in Beautiful Futures?

Beautiful Futures is a project funded by the Government of Canada that will take eligible participants and help them overcome barriers to employment and develop skills, knowledge, and work experience needed to work in Alberta’s beauty industry.

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • 15-30 years of age at the time of project intake (Sept. 1, 2016);
  • Must be interested in joining the beauty industry;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
  • Must be in need of assistance overcoming employment barriers.
Examples of employment barriers are:
  • High school non-completion;
  • Lack of work history;
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem;
  • Lack of social supports;
  • Lack of transportation;
  • Lack of employability skills;
  • History of unsuccessful intervention;
  • Other social factors (e.g. family situation);
  • Lower levels of literacy (EAL/ESL);
  • Young/Single parents;
  • Persons with disabilities;
  • Aboriginal youth; and
  • Visible minorities.
Ready to commit?
PROJECT DATES:
September 12, 2016- Jan. 13, 2017
Monday-Friday
10AM-5PM

PROJECT LOCATION:
Executive Spa Group
8105 106 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta
*FREE STREET PARKING AVAILABLE

PROJECT DETAILS:
Beautiful Futures has 2 components:

1. In-class (6 weeks); M-F; 10am-5pm

During this 1st portion, you will acquire fundamental skills required for any job regardless of industry. However, our goal is to help you gain personal development, life and employment skills, and transferrable skills to take you anywhere you want to go in the beauty industry!

Learn more about career laddering in the beauty industry.

Funding is provided by the Government of Canada for this portion of project.

2. Paid Work Experience (12 weeks); 35 hours/week

During this 2nd portion, you will gain skills and work experience in entry-level beauty industry-related jobs. Your work experience will be completed at different salons, spas, medispas, health and wellness centres, and retail outlets throughout the city. Employers in the industry will mentor you to make the best out of your work experience.

In some scenarios, the possibility exists to turn this work experience into a permanent position, so make sure to impress your employer! Days of the week will vary amongst employers, but remember, weekends are busy days for the beauty industry, so be prepared to commit!

HOW DO I APPLY?

You can apply ONLINE to participate in this project. Please apply only if you have genuine interest in a beauty industry career.

Executive Spa Group
‘Cultivating Alberta’s Beauty Industry’
8105 106 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 604 2772
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Post Chair/ Room Rental Classifieds

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Post Chair/Room Rental Job Listings Alberta

In a previous article, LinkedIn reports IBISWorld’s notes stating that beauty industry employment will grow steadily through 2017 at a nearly 4% annual rate. Though these are U.S. figures, Canada is expecting a similar growth rate at 3.1%. In the article What’s Next? Beauty Industry Trends Point to Blooming Booth Rental Market, Elizabeth Kraus discusses relevant industry news as well as 6 ways the growing booth rental market might change the Beauty Industry.

Renting space in your salon/spa has pros and cons. Success in this personnel model depends primarily on 2 factors: your knowledge of rules and regulations on this topic, and the tenant/landlord relationship you conduct.

Like Judiffier Pearson says in the behindthechair.com’s article Booth Renting 101: A Guide for Owners and Renters, “The true spirit of booth renting is a tenant-landlord relationship”. Remember, this is an article from the U.S. thereby Canadian information may differ.

If you are well-informed, renting space in your salon or spa can be an excellent method of secure income.
Executive Spa Group provides Alberta beauty industry employers an opportunity to promote their rental opportunities. This is a complimentary service we offer to cultivate Alberta’s beauty industry.

Our job bank features a Room/Chair Rental category where you can post as many details you would like to describe.

Our job bank is free, fast and easy to use. When you post your listing with Executive Spa Group, you are able to post multiple listings for up to 30 days at a time. Candidates submit their resume and other application material directly to you, thereby allowing you to be fully in control of the screening and hiring process.

By advertising in our room rental job bank, you will ensure your posting is seen by beauty professional job seekers across Alberta. Our room rental opportunities job bank can help you reach more qualified service providers than ever before. Simply complete our template outlining the skill set you require and submit it for posting. It’s that easy. And because Executive Spa Group specializes in the beauty industry, finding service providers has never been so easy!

Why post with Executive Spa Group?
  • Our job bank is Alberta Beauty Industry focused
  • Our job bank is visited by Service Providers in Alberta looking for their next employment opportunity
  • Executivespagroup.com attracts top industry employers and job seekers
  • Our job bank is easy-to-use
  • Our job bank is absolutely FREE!
To post your chair/ room rental job listings click HERE.


At Executive Spa Group, we provide employment resources and referrals to Beauty Industry Employers looking for guidance to Alberta’s Employment Rules, Labour Laws, and effective practices such as MERC and Benefits. Contact us for information on your rights and responsibilities as a salon/spa owner renting space in your location.

Executive Spa Group
Cultivating Alberta’s Beauty Industry
(780) 604 2772
silvia@executivespagroup.com

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