Articles and News Releases
Canadian Unemployment Rate At 13.7%
June 5 2020 - Statistics Canada reported that employment recovered by 290,000 in May as many provinces began to relax lockdown restrictions. The unemployment rate rose by 0.7 points to 13.7%.
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.
Ontario Minimum Wage
January 1 2018 - Ontario's general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 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?
Alberta Minimum Wage
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.
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.
More HR Articles
Commitment and Engagement
- Job Seekers With Non-Anglo Names Face Discrimination
- More Women Fill Canada's Top Business Jobs
- Helping women succeed in business
- Your office or mine: love in the workplace
- HR Executives Making More Of Technology
- Violence At Work
- Phased Retirement Programs Can Ease Skills Shortage
- OHS and the HR profession
- Is it HR's job to manage OH&S?
- Work Pressure and Job Control
- Healthy Workplaces
- 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
- Are We Working Too Hard?
PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.
PHR Study Guide 2020-2021: PHR Certification Preparation and Practice Test Prep Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam
The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today's complex business environment.
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