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Remote Work Triggering “Productivity Paranoia” Among Managers

Remote Work Productivity Paranoia Remote work (which includes hybrid work) is being heralded as one of the core reasons why the staggeringly swift and severe pandemic-induced recession, did not turn into the Great Depression v2. But just a couple of years after being praised as a savior, remote work is …

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Top 11 HR trends for 2022-23 and how HR managers are adapting to the new workplace reality

The workplace has evolved in ways that have sent ripples across the HR community. Spiralling inflation, the lingering impact of the pandemic, and unsettling world events are foundational factors in the latest 10 HR Trends going into 2023. These difficult world events led to supply chain issues, labour shortages, and …

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Advice for Employers Regarding Planned Walkout by Ontario School Workers on November 4

A walkout by Ontario School Workers: Approximately 55,000 education workers across Ontario have announced that they will walk off the job on Friday, November 4, to protest legislation introduced by the Government of Ontario that would avert a strike and impose a new four-year contract. School boards throughout the province …

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5 Signs Your Organization Needs to Partner with a PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

Partner with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO): A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) provides comprehensive HR services through partnerships with small to medium-sized businesses. The relationship is defined as “co-employment,” which means that organizations retain full control over their operations and employee functions, with only HR-related employer responsibilities outsourced to the …

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Canada’s Answer to the Great Resignation? Behold the Great Retirement

The Great Retirement Since the pandemic erupted in 2020, employers north of the 49th parallel have been told to brace for an exodus of workers: a phenomenon known in the U.S. as “The Great Resignation.” And while there has indeed been a significant amount of turnover in the Great White …

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New Survey Reveals the Top 4 Mental Health Supports that Workers Want

The worst of the pandemic (hopefully) be over, but the so-called “new normal” is certainly not sunshine and rainbows for millions of people. A survey by Lifeworks found that nearly three in four employees report feeling some impact of personal or work-related stress, and 49 percent of employees have noticed …

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82% of Senior Leaders Experiencing Burnout: Survey

A new survey by Deloitte Canada and LifeWorks has found that during the pandemic 82 percent of senior leaders have experienced exhaustion indicative of burnout. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 senior leaders in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, found that found nearly all (96 percent) of those who reported …

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7 Tips for Terminating an Employee with Empathy, Dignity and Compassion

Although at the current time the hiring engine is firing on all cylinders — Canada’s jobless rate is at historic lows — terminations are still happening for a variety of reasons. And the looming threat of a recession in 2023 (although experts say it will be relatively mild) means an …

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Electronic Monitoring Guidelines

Ontario Publishes Updated Guidance for Employers on the Electronic Monitoring of Employee

On July 13, 2022, the Government of Ontario added a new chapter on the electronic monitoring of employees to its document “Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act”. The updated guidance is per Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022, which received Royal Assent and became law on April 8, …

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