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See Ya’ Later: Survey Finds 73% of North American Employees Open to Pursuing New Opportunities Elsewhere

Just like there is always going to be some level of unemployment even during white hot economic booms, there are always going to be some employees who, for a variety of reasons ranging from personal to professional, are interested in packing up their plant, mug and kid’s finger-painting masterpiece, and …

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Pivot vs. Panic: Recruitment and Engagement Strategies to Help Your Organization Gear Up for the Recovery

While there are still some difficult months ahead, top economists are predicting that the recovery will be surprisingly fast. As such, organizations should use this downtime to review, adapt and adjust their strategies — so they can surge ahead instead of fall behind. Here are some key considerations:  Your employees …

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New Survey Reveals the Post-COVID Workplace: Flexible Working, Social Distancing & Lots of Anxiety

A new survey commissioned by software company Foko Retail and conducted by Nanos has revealed that the post-pandemic workplace is likely going to look, feel and function markedly — and in some cases completely — different than it has in the recent past. The survey asked C-suite and executive level …

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Legalization Legacy: Survey Reveals 8% of Employers in Canada Have Experienced a Marijuana-Related Incident in the Workplace

The good news for employers is that, contrary to what some folks warned, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on October 21, 2018 has not unleashed a zombie workforce that is relentlessly in pursuit of pizza, Pink Floyd, and shiny objects. However, this doesn’t mean the transition has been …

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FAQ for Employers Regarding COVID-19 Screening in the Workplace

On October 2, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3  under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, which states: “the person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with …

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Government of Canada Extending CEWS to Summer 2021

In its Speech from the Throne on September 23, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it will be extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program until the summer 2021. The CEWS was introduced in April, 2020 as a measure to help employers keep employees on the payroll during …

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Employers: Sticks and Stones May Break Bones, but (Allowing) Name Calling Can Get You Sued

It goes without saying — but is worth repeating — that employers are legally obligated to ensure that the workplace is free of harassment and abuse. Yet, some employers mistakenly believe that inappropriate rhetoric that stops short of threats, racism or sexism is, while not endorsed or encouraged by management, …

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Employers: 10 Questions to Answer as Employees Return to the Workplace

If there is one certainty about the ongoing conavirus pandemic, it’s that nothing is certain. Each day — and sometimes each hour — brings new information. The good news is that there is growing (albeit cautious) optimism that the worst may be over, and that some semblance of pre-crisis normalcy …

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Court Ruling Warns Employers to Beware the Pitfalls of Flawed Failsafe Provisions

A recent court case has clarified — and in essence, warned — employers about the limits failsafe provisions.  A failsafe provision is a section of a termination clause in an employee agreement, which holds that an employee who is terminated must receive at least what he or she is entitled …

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