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A quarter (24 per cent) of Canadian generation Z workers say their verbal skills have worsened due to virtual learning or working during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to only five per cent of baby boomers, according to a new survey by language learning platform Preply Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found 92 […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re either unfamiliar with or don’t understand the concept of neurodiversity, according to new research from Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found fewer than a fifth (16 per cent) said there have been formal conversations about neurodiversity in their […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024
  • 15:00

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of employees in Canada are considering leaving their current jobs and exploring better opportunities elsewhere this year, according to a new survey by Hays PLC. The survey, which polled 4,500 respondents, found among workers planning to stay at their current jobs, a quarter (25 per cent) said they’d consider leaving […]

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  • March 25, 2024 March 22, 2024
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Manitoba’s auditor general says the provincial government has introduced information technology security measures to help employees work from home, but some improvements are needed. Tyson Shtykalo examined information technology systems after government employees began to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. His 23-page report says the province uses encryption to protect data, but some settings […]

More than two-fifths of small- and medium-sized employers say labour shortages (46 per cent) and employee retention (42 per cent) are among their top business concerns for 2024, according to a new survey by Peninsula Employment Services Ltd. The survey, which polled 79,000 SMEs across Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the U.K., found more […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2024 January 10, 2024
  • 09:00

UCS Forest Group’s chief human resources and administrative officer discusses the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, training managers to adapt to the new working environment and ensuring her dogs live their best lives. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: In this post-pandemic world, employees are dealing with a lot of […]

Amazon Canada is supporting deaf employees at its Edmonton fulfilment centre through enhanced accessibility measures and manager training. The online retailer’s site-specific initiatives include classes in American Sign Language, the addition of supplementary ASL videos on its intranet and designated safety vests that communicate deaf employees’ status to other workers. Amazon is also increasing its […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
  • 09:00

While Canadian culture has long been described as a mosaic, employers’ holiday policies are more likely to tie statutory holidays to Christian celebrations than reflect the country’s true multicultural identity. In 2022, to better support an increasingly diverse workforce in both Canada and the U.S., Victoria-based software company Redbrick formalized its policy of allowing employees […]

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Employers can alleviate labour challenges by supporting older employees who want to continue working through training and opportunities, says Lisa Taylor, an associate fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University’s National Institute on Ageing and founder and president of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation. A new report by Statistics Canada found among pre-retirees, more […]

The crown corporation’s senior director of workplace health, safety and wellness discusses leaning into prevention, mental-health leadership training and reconnecting with nature. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement?   A: One of the things I think is so special about the world of well-being is how agile and adaptive we […]