Articles and News Releases
Canadian Unemployment Rate At 5.7%
November 3 2023 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 18,000 in October but the unemployment rate increased by 0.2% to 5.7% as more people looked for work.
Ontario Minimum Wage
October 1 2023 - The general minimum wage is $16.55 per hour until September 30, 2024.
Alberta Minimum Wage
Updated March 13 2023 - In 2016 Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.
Total Rewards Strategy Differentiates Organizations From Competitors
March 2 2023 - Talent attraction and retention are critical organizational functions in a competitve jobs market.
Diversity Hiring Based on Culture and Competency
January 4 2023 - Diversity is critical when recruiting for your charity and non-profit organizations.
Attracting the Young to Skilled Trades
July 13 2022 - Perceptions of trades and technical programs need to change.
Canadian Accreditation Exams Going Virtual
April 7 2022 - How Candidates and Law Grads Are Navigating the New Normal
The Mystery of Credit History: How does your credit affect your financial wellbeing?
July 5 2021 - Month by month, responsible credit habits will translate into better credit and will go a long way in building a strong financial base for your future.
Remote Workers Logging More Hours
May 22 2021 - Many Canadian workers are working extra hours.- especially those working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Accurate and Timely Payroll Valued
May 15 2021 - How do employers attract and retain Generation Z and Millennial staff. It seems that the answer lies in the payroll function.
COVID-19 Stalls Careers
May 6 2021 - More than a quarter of professionals felt that their careers had stalled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Reduce Crime in the Workplace
February 3 2021 - Read the following guide on the best crime prevention measures that can help reduce crime in the workplace and make a safer environment for your employees.
How to reduce the strain on your human resource department
September 18 2020 - Here are a few ways you can ensure your HR department runs smoothly no matter what is thrown at it.
September 18 2020 - Work presenteeism has been identified as the number one employee issue because of its negative impact on a workforce, and the degree of improvement seen after employee assistance program (EAP) counselling.
Saskatchewan Minimum Wage
June 5 2020 - Saskatchewan will continue its status as the province with the lowest minimum wage in Canada.
Home and remote working opportunities
January 24 2020 - Fewer than half (43%) of Canadian professionals said that their company provides the option to work off-site, according to new surveys.
Prepare for work: tackling the job interview
Updated November 19 2019 - How should you prepare for the questions and what should you wear. Here are some useful hints.
References Can Be Decisive
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.
Are Job Descriptions Obsolete?
October 14 2019 - Are job descriptions obsolete? Like many things in the talent management field, it's a matter of perspective.
Measuring Physician Wellness
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.
Manitoba Minimum Wage
October 1 2019 - The increase of 30 cents per hour will raise the current minimum wage to $11.65
Canadians Take HR Team for Granted
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.
62% of business owners feel depressed at least once a week
June 19 2019 - A study by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the support of BDC, looked at the health of 500 entrepreneurs
Nova Scotia Minimum Wage
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.
Women Workers Still Feel They Are Paid Less
March 20 2019 - The perception of pay equity also differs markedly between men and women.
Performance Reviews Still Valuable
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.
Ongoing Competition for Talent
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.
New Brunswick Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - New Brunswick's minimum wage increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.
PEI Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.
Are We Working Too Hard?
August 28 2017 - We all seem to be working longer hours but does that mean we are working hard?
February 10 2017 - While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.
Smart Retention Strategies Depend on Loyalty
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.
Saskatchewan Creates More Childcare Spaces
June 5 2016 - The number of licensed childcare spaces in Saskatchewan has passed 14,600 - an increase of almost 5,800 since 2008.
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Commitment and Engagement
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- HR Executives Making More Of Technology
- Violence At Work
- Phased Retirement Programs Can Ease Skills Shortage
- Saskatchewan immigration program changes
- Ongoing Competition for Talent
- Time To Recruit Talent
- Widespread Job Anxiety In Quebec
- Labour Crisis In Manufacturing Sector
- B.C. Improves Foreign Credential Recognition Programs
- Top Tips for Bringing Creativity into the Workplace
- Company Culture: Giving Your Employees The Tools To Succeed
- Competencies: Developing a Culture of Employee Accountability
- Linking Pay and Performance
- Performance Reviews Still Valuable
- Manage Workers Individually
- How do you find that dream job?
- Support For Situational Interviews
- What Recruiters Want
- Job Hunting Advice
- Interview Mistakes
- Correcting Myths About Temporary Work
- Trust and Honesty
- Support For Situational Interviews
- Santa In The Office
- New Brunswick Wage Gap
- Santa Claus All Year For Top CEOs
- A Third Don't Take Their Vacation Time
- What is necessary for business success?
- Reacting To The Global Crisis
- HR And That Elusive Strategic Role
- Ontario Family Caregivers Bill
- Blurring the Boundaries of Work and Home
- Stress and Creative Work
- Employees Don't Want Promotion Because Of Longer Hours
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