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Covid-19 HR News and Features

Gartner Highlights 9 Tips for Managing Remote Employees During & After COVID-19

When it is done correctly, remote working helps employers reduce costs, boost productivity, increase customer service and enhance employee engagement. In fact, a recent survey found that 30% of remote workers would rather quit than return to the office after the pandemic! However, in many organizations — including those that …

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How Covid-19 Inspired Changes to Pay and Performance Reviews

2020 brought with it a complete overhaul to many aspects of how businesses and organizations function, including how jobs, pay, and performances are reviewed. What matters after everything is that organizations focus on what matters now and not what mattered at the beginning of 2020 while keeping things fair and …

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Canadian Government Waives Temporary Waiting Period for EI

The Canadian Federal Government is now waiving the one week waiting period for employment insurance, at least temporarily, for all new claims between the 31st of January to the 25th of September 2021. While May 2019 saw Canada’s lowest unemployment rate since records began at just 5.4%, a year later …

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Province-Wide Shut Down & New Emergency Orders Per a Declaration of Emergency: Covid 19 HR Management

As a response to the distressingly high illness and mortality rates, since the start of the pandemic, there will be a province-wide shutdown and a second declaration of a state of emergency to significantly reduce the number of contacts people are having and thereby reducing the number of illnesses and …

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3 Alternatives to a Holiday Party in 2020 that Your Employees Will Love

At this time of year, unheralded employees — typically, the folks in the HR department — are busy organizing the annual staff holiday party. In 2020, however, this task is more than challenging: it’s impossible. Or at least, it should be if they want to avoid steep penalties. For example, …

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Pivot vs. Panic: Recruitment and Engagement Strategies to Help Your Organization Gear Up for the Recovery

While there are still some difficult months ahead, top economists are predicting that the recovery will be surprisingly fast. As such, organizations should use this downtime to review, adapt and adjust their strategies — so they can surge ahead instead of fall behind. Here are some key considerations:  Your employees …

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New Survey Reveals the Post-COVID Workplace: Flexible Working, Social Distancing & Lots of Anxiety

A new survey commissioned by software company Foko Retail and conducted by Nanos has revealed that the post-pandemic workplace is likely going to look, feel and function markedly — and in some cases completely — different than it has in the recent past. The survey asked C-suite and executive level …

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FAQ for Employers Regarding COVID-19 Screening in the Workplace

On October 2, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3  under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, which states: “the person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with …

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Employers: 10 Questions to Answer as Employees Return to the Workplace

If there is one certainty about the ongoing conavirus pandemic, it’s that nothing is certain. Each day — and sometimes each hour — brings new information. The good news is that there is growing (albeit cautious) optimism that the worst may be over, and that some semblance of pre-crisis normalcy …

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