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32% of workers plan to “change jobs” in the next 2 years; only 16 % expect to remain with their current employer in 5 years

According to a new survey, 32% of employees plan to change jobs in the next 2 years. The report also highlighted that in the last six months, one-quarter of the employees surveyed have been recruited by another company while only 16% are planning to stay with their current employer in …

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Can some discussions be banned at work? Does Freedom of Speech protect against discipline or dismissal?

Freedom of speech in the workplace should not be misinterpreted to mean freedom from consequences. Even though freedom of expression is protected by section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), the protection is not offered blindly. The charter guarantees freedom of expression by protecting individuals from …

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85 percent of employees indicate they may quit after a bad or “unfair” performance review

One of the tried-and-tested strategies for retaining valuable employees in any organization is a fair performance review system. It is undeniable that employees’ performance reviews are essential for companies to attain the highest level of productivity, profitability, and long-term sustainability. Maple Holistics HR Manager Nate Masterson says, “Review is a …

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Medical cost benefits expected to rise 6 percent in Canada in 2020; Musculoskeletal conditions main cost. How to prevent issues in your workplace.

With health medical benefit costs set to rise another six percent in 2020 — according to a report from Aon [1] — HR Management teams are focusing on preventative care where possible. Globally, costs for employer sponsored medical plans is expected to increase 8 percent in 2020, up from 7.8 …

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With voter turnout in the last election at 66 percent, we ask: What are the employer obligations for elections?

Voter turnout in the 2019 Federal elections was down to 66 percent. How much of that is due to the inconvenience of “voting day.” On paper, the rules in Canada seem good — employers must be supportive of their employees need to vote. There are some interesting rules to pay …

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Survey indicates that over 51% of Canadians believe they are underpaid; 56% check average salaries online

Three out of every four employees in Canada claim that they have a good idea about what a worker in their current position should be making each year — according to a new survey of 400 randomized employees. [1] 56% of the 400 surveyed indicated that they have gone out …

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Implementing smartphone and technology policies to reduce the “distracted mind” in the workplace — for safety and productivity

Did you ever get to the end of a hard day — a day where you skipped lunch, worked late, and worked hard — but still felt as if you didn’t achieve much? 31.64% of workers, in a recent poll, admitted they were negatively distracted by technology at work. [1] …

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With 51 percent of employers rejecting candidates based on social media, here’s how to avoid liability from discrimination claims

The majority of employers research prospective employee profiles on social media and online. According to a survey by Sterling: 90 percent of employers include some form of social media screening. 56 percent of employers found their best candidates via social media 51 percent of employers reject candidates based on what …

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Six ways to manage High Conflict Personalities: overcome aggression, narcissism, antisocial behaviour and mood-swings

No challenge in HR management is more daunting than the “High Conflict Personality” (HCP) or difficult team members. Often, they are the top performers; their aggression, exaggerations, narcissism, or lack of empathy may have helped them overcome challenges in the workplace, or driven them to succeed no matter what. On …

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