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May 6 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment was little changed in April, and the unemployment rate
fell by 0.2% to 6.5%. This is the lowest rate since October 2008.
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 - Ontario's minimum wage increases to $11.40.
October 1 2016 - Saskatchewan's minimum wage increased to $10.72 per hour on October 1, 2016 -
the eighth increase since 2007.
September 10 2016 - New Brunswick's minimum wage has been increased twice since 2014, reaching $10.65 per hour on April 1 2016.
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.
April 1 2016 - On April 1 2016, Nova Scotia's minimum wage for experienced workers rose to $10.70 an hour and $10.20 for
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 4, 2012 - Good preparation is the key to answering the toughest interview questions with confidence
according to staffing, recruitment and HR Services company Randstad Canada.
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.
(News Release, June 14, 2011)
May 16 2011 - Knowledge transfer may not be happening as often as organizations would like because
staff don't always want to share.
March 1 2011 - Prince Edward Island minimum wage rates will be increased in three phases from June 2011 to April 2012 to $10.00.
February 11 2011 - Ontario's minimum wage frozen at $10.25 for 2011.
November 19 2010 - Most organizations do not measure the effectiveness of their short-term incentive plans.
(News Release, November 19, 2010)
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.
- Resource Guide.
September 15 2010 - Mental illness is associated with more lost working days than any other chronic condition
and costs the Canadian economy C$51 billion annually in lost productivity.
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 - Canadaís 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 - A recent survey of human resource managers found that performance reviews
are still considered a valuable element in staff assessment.
July 15, 2010 - A survey of 167 Canadian human resources leaders found that organizations are
facing an increased "flight risk" with employees considering new opportunities as the economy recovers.
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.
June 10 2010 - The qualifications of visible minorities recruited under an
employment equity program are less likely to be questioned if situational interviews are used.
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