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Some eligible parents will get an additional five to eight weeks of parental leave — as long as both parents agree to split time off

In what has been called a “take it or lose it” policy, a new paternity benefit comes into effect March 24, 2019 —allowing for five additional weeks of leave for 12-month parental leave situations, or eight weeks for the new 18-month leave option. There’s a condition: both parents have to …

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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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17 most in-demand job positions in Canada from 2019 to 2024— emerging trends and most-competitive careers

What are the top careers in demand for 2019 and 2020, and beyond to 2024? According to our research of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) and two recent studies, healthcare professions are in the highest demand. Less than half of the careers which were in demand in 2018 [you’ll …

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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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Social media candidate screening: 8 steps to minimize risk when conducting reputation and character screening

Is there an expectation of privacy on Social Media? If we assume not, why is there any risk to prospective employers — especially in Canada — of liability or discrimination claims? Many companies remain “nervous” about the compliance risks with regard to social media candidate review. In Canada, especially, privacy …

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Seven steps to move your company towards gender pay equity; new study shows annual pay gap of $20,000 in technology jobs between genders

New data makes it clear that pay equity between genders — especially in technology — is not yet a reality — at least not at every company, or even the majority of companies. With the pay gap in technology jobs still $19,750 between male and female workers with equivalent expertise …

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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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