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With winter coming and the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hitting many regions across Canada, employee mental health is also taking a hit. To help leaders support their team members who are struggling through the protracted crisis, IBM Canada Ltd. is providing education and training to help its managers recognize when an employee might […]

Five ways managers can build personal resilience amid the pandemic

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is currently slamming into regions across Canada, once again testing employers’ resilience in the face of mounting challenges. But resilient managers can bounce forward out of adversity, stay focused and productive through constant change and continue to thrive when things are difficult. Resilience equips people to deal with […]

Extended isolation and U.S. election taking toll on Canadians’ mental health: survey

Canadians’ mental health declined further in October to negative 11.4, down from negative 10.2 in September, due to the prolonged strain of the coronavirus pandemic and the divisive U.S. election, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest monthly mental-health index. “COVID-19 continues to take a toll on the mental health of Canadians and we are now […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
LinkedIn, Microsoft embracing flex-work policy for post-pandemic life

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, LinkedIn Corp. and its parent company Microsoft Corp. are removing the asterisk around what the 21st century workplace will look like post-pandemic. Microsoft has introduced guidance for employees on its new flexible working policy in preparation for the future of work after the current crisis is over. The new policy will also apply […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 November 5, 2020
  • 15:15
EQ Care launching free pandemic support program

EQ Care is offering free access to its on-demand mental-health support program to help people cope as Canada endures a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “Being committed to empathetic and compassionate care for the last 30 years, we recognize the important role EQ Care is privileged to play in improving the health of Canadians during this challenging […]

Survey finds 80% of employees want remote work to continue post-pandemic

While the shift from driving to an office in a suit to shuffling to a laptop in slippers was supposed to be a temporary reaction to the global health crisis, the majority of employees want it to be a permanent change. The majority (80 per cent) of U.S. employees said they expect to work remotely at least […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 30, 2020 October 30, 2020
  • 08:45
Half of Canadian employees considering a new job: survey

While the majority of Canadian employers feel confident about the economy, 49 per cent of employees are seriously considering leaving their role, according to a new report by Hays Specialist Recruitment (Canada) Inc. Among the reasons cited by dissatisfied employees were reduced social interaction due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (45 per cent), increased workloads […]

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  • October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
  • 15:15
Feds launching new online mental-health resources

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the federal government unveiled a series of initiatives to support the well-being of Canadian workers. The Ministry of Labour is partnering with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to provide workers with access to detailed and credible information on mental health and wellness. […]

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  • October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020
  • 15:15
Employee burnout surges amid coronavirus pandemic: survey

A third (33 per cent) of employees said they’re more burned out on the job these days compared to 2019, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The staffing firm, which surveyed 500 Canadian employees this summer, found that, among this group, 40 per cent pointed to having a fuller plate at work as […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2020 October 13, 2020
  • 15:15
Women considering downshifting, leaving careers due to pandemic: report

One in four women in the U.S. are either considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workplace entirely, according to a new report by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org. “The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down. Under the highly challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis, many employees are struggling to do their jobs,” said the report. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00