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Practice the ‘puppy theory’

The HR Fishbowl wrote an interesting piece titled, “Annual Reviews…Who Needs Them?”  It explores the perspective shared by Carol Bartz in a New York Times article regarding annual performance reviews and her general dislike for them. I have the puppy theory. When the puppy pees on the carpet, you say …

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“Pivotal” moments: brace yourself for 31 unexpected paradigm shifts in the job market from these external non-economic factors

We could call them “pivotal” moments, or paradigm shifts in the job market. Past technologies such as automation, robotics, green technologies, cloud computing and smartphone radically reshaped the job market. The next big non-economic “game-changer” influencers in the job market will be more diverse. (For the purposes of this feature, …

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Survey: 33 percent of workers negotiate pay after job offers; in the low unemployment environment, many employers are willing

A robust job market — with even high-paying career positions going unfilled — appears to be pressuring employers to seriously negotiate both monetary and non-monetary compensation and perks. Although more people had searched for jobs in February — in a month that saw 56,000 new hires — the unemployment rate …

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What are the six things the world’s most successful people do every day?

What are the six things the world’s most successful people do every day? By successful, we include the self-made billionaires: Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, and many others. Although distilled from various sources — interviews in Rolling Stone, Fortune, and others — the …

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Who are Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019? Could you measure up for 2020?

Are you interested in turning your workplace into a top 100 for 2020? Or, are you seeking a career with a top 100 company? [The full list below.] The Globe and Mail’s latest “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” list is a good place to start. For twenty years, the Top 100 …

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The costs of safety: Millions of dollars in fines each year for companies and directors; over 256 convictions in Ontario

Only last week, Ontario secured two convictions involving worker safety: Rex Pak in Toronto for $60,000, and Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd, with a fine of $90,000. There are 256 convictions in Ontario carrying fines listed on the Ontario Government website. These fines are fairly typical and do not include any personal …

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10.1% of employees self-report poor mental health; 500,000 employees off work each week; health costs reach a record $51 billion

Each and every week, 500,000 employees take time off work for health reasons in Canada. A new survey may suggest a leading cause, with 10.1% of all employees in Canada self-reporting poor mental health. Statistics Canada reports even higher numbers, with 20 percent of Canadians likely to experience mental illness …

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80% of workers are open to recruitment, even if they are happy in their job; corporate culture one key to retention: US National Survey

Employers and Human Resource Managers may have to work extra hard to retain workers, according to data from 2018 Job Seeker Nation Study in the U.S, which indicates 80% of workers are open to new job opportunities. According to the data, a large cohort of employees are happy now but, …

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Psychological well-being in the workplace: a $20 billion problem that has companies turning to outsource HR: 15 risk-factors, 30 helpful tips

October 10th is Mental Health Day. The day is designed to help raise awareness and remove the stigmas associated with psychological issues. 23% of Canadian workers are uncomfortable speaking about a psychological health issue with their manager — even though 20% of workers experience a problem each year. Outsourcing HR …

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