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December 6 2019 - Statistics Canada reported that after employment held steady in October there was a fall
of 71,000 in November. The unemployment rate increased by 0.4 points to 5.9%.
Updated November 19 2019 - How should you prepare for the questions and what should you wear. Here are some useful hints.
November 18 2019 - Despite the emphasis placed on strong resumes and interview performance, the results
of a reference check can be decisive in determining the outcome of a job application.
October 14 2019 - Are job descriptions obsolete? Like many things in the talent management field, it's
a matter of perspective.
October 6 2019 - There is growing concern over burned-out, stressed-out workforces with research last year
indicating that almost a third of Canadian physicians reported high levels of burnout.
September 1 2019 - The HR Appreciation Study conducted by Leger for ADP Canada last year found a lack of
understanding and appreciation for HR teams in many Canadian organizations.
June 19 2019 - A study by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the support of
BDC, looked at the health of 500 entrepreneurs
March 20 2019 - On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage will rise by 55 cents, to $11.55 an hour in line with the Minimum Wage Review Committee's recommendations.
March 20 2019 - The perception of pay equity also differs markedly between men and women.
January 15, 2019 - A recent survey of human resource managers found that performance reviews
are still considered a valuable element in staff assessment but 57 per cent of
Canadian companies have reviewed their performance appraisals in the last 2 years.
April 18 2018 - Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates
according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.
April 1 2018 - New Brunswick's minimum wage increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.
April 1 2018 - The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.
January 1 2018 - Ontario's general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018
August 28 2017 - We all seem to be working longer hours but does that mean we are working hard?
July 1 2017 - A year ago Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.
February 10 2017 - While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.
October 24 2016 - Retaining key members of staff is a constant concern for every organization but even the best retention strategies depend on the loyalty of employees.
October 1 2016 - Saskatchewan's minimum wage increased to $10.72 per hour on October 1, 2016 -
the eighth increase since 2007.
June 5 2016 - The number of licensed childcare spaces in Saskatchewan has passed 14,600 - an increase of almost 5,800 since 2008.
June 3 2016 - For those in the HR world, I believe that creativity is no longer simply a nice-to-have in
the workplace. It's a necessity.
June 19 2014 - Helping employees set and reach goals is a critical part of every manager's job
June 19 2014 - Now with the increased talk of a skills gap, the focus on training couldn't happen soon enough.
April 30 2014 - Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help
Families), 2014, passed its third reading in the Ontario legislature with all party support.
September 10 2013 - The OHS field is vast and to effectively manage the risk within organizations,
you need the expertise on board to do it! In this article we will be reviewing the OHS program administration requirements.
August 8 2013 - The simple fact is that, in many organizations, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has become a Human
Resources (HR) responsibility. In an era where corporate social responsibility has grown to come to include health and safety, how can HR fulfill
its role in building an effective OH&S system?
March 1 2013 - Having control over one's work schedule and job autonomy are associated with lower levels of job pressure.
However, having more control of one's work can also have negative consequences.
January 15 2013 - Ontario has introduced a new initiative for women entrepreneurs on low incomes.
December 3 2012 - Manitoba intends to eliminate an exemption allowing employees with disabilities to be
paid less than the minimum wage.
August 1 2012 - Canada seems to be the place to study workplace romance.
July 3 2012 - Six key elements of extraordinary organizations around the world were identified recently by the
The Health Work & Wellness Group.
May 3 2012 - The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
(SINP) has been changed to reflect current needs in the province's job market.
February 10 2012 - Do organizations task an outside company with the training of their charges, or do they do it themselves?
February 10 2012 - Workforce analytics has become the hottest topic in the HR technology arena.
January 11 2012 - Some Do's and Don'ts for job hunting
July 18 2011 - A Canadian study published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology shows the value of
structured approaches to orientation (induction) training and mentoring.
May 16 2011 - Knowledge transfer may not be happening as often as organizations would like because
staff don't always want to share.
November 19 2010 - Most organizations do not measure the effectiveness of their short-term incentive plans.
October 5 2010 - Employees with flexible schedules tend to experience greater blurring of boundaries between work and
other parts of their lives, especially family-related roles.
August 20 2010 - Today's competitive market requires considerably more effort than in recent years
August 20 2010 - A survey conducted among 228 Canadian hiring managers identified body language mistakes in interviews that are likely to reduce chances of recruitment.
August 20 2010 - A report from Canadian staffing firm Accountemps corrects common misconceptions about
temporary work and its role in the current job market.
August 19 2010 - Canada's fastest growing companies reveal their HR practices
August 18 2010 - Employees of all ages are placing greater emphasis on company stability when making career decisions but
four out of ten surveyed said they are more likely to consider moving to new organizations as a result of the recession.
August 17 2010 - Trusting others may be indicative of good judgement of honest behaviour rather than gullibility according to
University of Toronto research.
August 16 2010 - The experience of being stereotyped has a lasting negative impact according to research from the
University of Toronto.
August 5 2010 - Recent University of British Columbia research has found that job seekers with typical Anglophone names
are more likely to be invited for interview than applicants with Chinese, Indian or Pakistani names.
July 15 2010 - Stress associated with creative work has a particular impact on the interface with family life.
July 15 2010 - Most Quebec employees do not envy their bosses and over half would not trade places
if given the opportunity.
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