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Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and technicians at the company. The decision came in the midst of a labour dispute with employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates, who began striking at the […]

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  • June 9, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]

Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian parents postponed returning to work in 2022 due to difficulties finding childcare, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled the parents of more than 11,500 children, found roughly four in 10 parents using childcare in early 2022 reported difficulty finding care. Among respondents who looked for childcare […]

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  • June 5, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Employees everywhere are redefining what work means to them and redrawing their expectations of employers. Mental-health supports and flexible working options are now imperative if an organization is to remain competitive. To these ends, workplaces need a mental-health strategy. But a workplace mental-health strategy isn’t ping pong tables and a snack bar. It requires real […]

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Ottawa is among the world’s top cities for work-life balance, according to a new report by information technology company Kisi Inc. The report, which assessed 51 U.S. cities and 49 global cities, ranked Canada’s capital in seventh place — just behind Geneva — based on factors such as remote working opportunities (38 per cent), the […]

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  • May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022
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With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and higher, more persistent inflation than anticipated, bond investors are in for a wild ride, said Samantha Klein, lead of institutional business for T. Rowe Price […]

Close to half (45 per cent) of Canadians say the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. Although Canadians’ overall mental-health score increased to negative 10 in April from negative 10.5 in March, respondents reported lower scores in terms of work productivity (negative 11.5 from negative […]

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  • May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022
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More than half (55 per cent) of U.S. working parents say they aren’t receiving enough support from their employer while having to care for their teenagers’ mental-health needs, according to a new survey by Economist Impact and Cigna Corp. The survey, which polled 1,100 working parents, found nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of working […]

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  • May 25, 2022 May 26, 2022
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More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising inflation and an ongoing labour shortage, according to a survey by Ento Canada. The survey, which polled more than 400 human resources leaders, found four in 10 (42 per cent) employers […]

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The survey, which polled 28,000 full-time employees across the globe, found six in 10 employees who switched to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic reported improvements in their quality of work (61 […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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