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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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Why the “Old” Hiring Process Doesn’t Work in 2022-23 – How to Fix What’s Broken in Recruitment with Outsourced Solutions

Hiring talent is a challenge across Canada. Amidst poor market conditions, people are scrambling to snap up jobs that can pay them well enough to survive rising living costs, but the hiring process isn’t effectively connecting people to employers. As Canada continues to fight against labour shortages which have proven …

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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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Nearly one million job vacancies in Canada makes hiring difficult as cost-of-living outstrips low wage increases

Canadian employers are facing significant hiring challenges in 2022. According to Statistics Canada, there were 997,000 positions to be filled by employers across all sectors during the second quarter of 2022. That represents a 4.7% increase from the first quarter and a 42.3% increase from the second quarter of last …

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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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Canadian Employers Plan on Boosting Salaries in 2023

“Show Me the Money!”: Canadian Employers Plan on Boosting Salaries in 2023

A new survey by actuarial firm Normandin Beaudry has found that Canadian employers plan on boosting their salary budgets by an average of 3.8 percent in 2023. This is the second consecutive year that salaries budgets are on the rise. Furthermore, the survey of more than 750 companies and nearly …

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