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What is this so called ‘gig economy’ we keep hearing about?

We can define ‘gig economy’ as a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. With the job industry ever-changing there are endless possibilities of what one can do for work. It … Continue reading

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Are you born a leader or are you made to be a leader?

I would have to say a little bit of both. You must have the drive to be a leader, however with that being said leaders are made. It is not something that happens overnight, it is something you work towards … Continue reading

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Kathleen Wynne government ordered a review of workplace law

The working field has changed A LOT over the years. One notable change is part-time and contract work. As it stands right now, benefits are different for part-time and contract workers than they are for full-time employees.  For example, they … Continue reading

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Bob White has passed away at the age of 81

Bob White was a prominent leader in the Canadian trade union and labour movement and served as the first President of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) for 3 terms. After his time with CAW he was then elected President of … Continue reading

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The Power of Social Recognition

It can sometimes be a challenge to motivate your team and the last thing you want to do is not show appreciate for their hard work. So knowing how and when to acknowledge and give praise can make all the … Continue reading

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Why is Elearning so beneficial for organizations?

Time and money are two key factors when it comes to organizations and professional development.  They don’t want to take the employee out of the office for a lengthy period and they also don’t want to spend big bucks for … Continue reading

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Don’t ever think your idea is bad, you never know it could land you on Forbes 30 Under 30 list at the age of 19!

Ann Makosinski, a second-year student at the University of British Columbia, invented The Hollow Flashlight as well as the e-Drink. This has gotten her recognized as she appeared on The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon and more recently it was announced that … Continue reading

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What do you think is the most challenging when working with Millennials?

Simon Sinek, an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management, has an interesting theory on Millennials in the Workplace.

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How can you avoid having dull conversations over the holidays? 

With the holidays around the corner, this means that you will be spending a lot of time with family and friends. This means a lot of dinners and get togethers with lots of people – some you may see often … Continue reading

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What is all the hype about e-learning?

Most organizations nowadays are replacing on-site training with a more modern way to provide training to their employees, e-learning. So what is the big deal, why are so many companies doing this? For one, they are saving a TON of … Continue reading

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Benefits of online learning

Mature students returning to school often have to be creative with their schedules. This is what makes online learning so great – it fits into anyone’s schedule! Being flexible is a HUGE benefit, but there are lots of other benefits … Continue reading

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How do you engage employees in any sort of learning?

One of the keys factors before you even begin any sort of learning in the workplace is you need to make sure that you make it relevant, interesting and interactive. Lindsey Mack, Director and Co Founder of CloudQast believes that making … Continue reading

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E-learning taking the world by storm!

Are you interested in developing your skills but can’t commit to sitting in a classroom on a specific day? This is a struggle for lots of people. And sometimes, employers don’t want to approve training because it will take the … Continue reading

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Feel like you are in a creative thinking rut?

Sometimes it is hard to put our creative thinking caps on – could be outside distractions, not in the mood, or lack confidence. Well fret no further! E-Learning Infographics has come up with 9 simple ways that you can improve … Continue reading

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Workplace Chemisty is Important!

It is important to create that workplace cultural that employees thrive in – you can even say that the right formula is just what you need create employee engagement! It all starts from the top senior leaders, they need to set an … Continue reading

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If you are waiting for something in the mail, don’t worry, it should arrive on time! 

Director of the Centre for Labour Management Relations and associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Maurice Mazerolle, is “reasonably confident” that there will be no interruptions for Canadian mail service. “It sounds like they’re narrowing the issues,” Mazerolle said. … Continue reading

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What can you do to get your employees to go that extra mile?

One question that haunts every manager: how can you motivate your employees to take that extra step every time? Some like to use these old-school tactics however it can sometimes work reserve and you could end up demotivating them. Here is … Continue reading

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We are getting there, but just not quite there according to the OECD

In the recent issue of The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), they state that the Canadian labour market is doing better than in many other countries but it hasn’t fully recovered to pre-recession levels. Angel Gurria, OECD secretary-general … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2016: Answering the world’s questions about Canada

Happy Canada Day! You think you might know everything there is to know about Canada, but I think this video might just prove you wrong! Watch to find out some new fun facts, including the name of the longest lake in … Continue reading

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Here’s why e-learning is becoming more popular

Online learning has been possible for over a decade, however it has only recently begun to take the student population by storm. Once seen as ‘lesser’ than traditional classroom learning, e-learning and online courses were shunned by students in favor … Continue reading

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Are you looking to move up the ladder, but don’t really know where to start?

Looking to further your career? Want to get that promotion at work? Learn how to stand out from the rest! Do you feel like there just isn’t room for growth in your current job and your organization lacks in the … Continue reading

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Liberals to repeal anti-strike legislation that redefined ‘essential service’

Treasury Board President Scott Brison will repeal changes the Harper government enacted that made it more difficult for federal public servants to strike by expanding the definition of what constitutes an essential service. “As another important step in rebuilding the … Continue reading

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Telecommuting growing as companies look to save money, respond to employees

Like many Canadians, Carla Holub has gladly given up commuting for the ease and comfort of working from home. The 41-year-old WestJet sales agent says she has no regrets since she made the change three years ago. Telecommuting affords her … Continue reading

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Transgender Ottawa woman urges lawmakers to pass new rights bill

An Ottawa transgender woman who also has a 13-year-old transgender daughter says she feels “joy and “excitement” but also “fear” over anticipated federal government legislation that would give legal and human rights protections to transgender people. Zoe Knox, 43, said … Continue reading

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Thinking of a Career change? Take time to consider all…

Indeed times have changed! When I started my career, it was very common to begin working for one company, and spend most of your career as a “loyal employee“… after all that’s what our parents and grandparents did, and as … Continue reading

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Postal union expects Liberals to stay out of any labour dispute at Canada Post

OTTAWA – The union representing more than 50,000 postal workers says it expects the federal Liberals to refrain from legislating their way through a potential labour dispute at Canada Post – in contrast to what the previous Conservative government did … Continue reading

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How to engage employees in Mental Health Week

Employers are being encouraged to engage employees in the 65th annual Mental Health Week, from May 2-8, an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and the stigma that often accompanies it. Read More Source:BenefitsCanada.com

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Employee engagement is about R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Cut turnover, boost morale and increase bottom line If you were to measure employee satisfaction in your organization, what would you hope to discover? Would you expect to learn that employees really like their jobs? Would you anticipate employees intend … Continue reading

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Where’s the employer feedback in the interview process?

  Companies complain about the skills gap, but how can candidates improve and close that gap if they don’t know what they’re lacking? One of the first experiences a candidate has with your company happens during the interview process — … Continue reading

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CEO FOR A DAY

Motivated student turns to MEC for diversified experience Scott Henry isn’t one of those university students who needs motivation.Before he turned 20 in December, Mr. Henry did an internship at the World Bank in Washington, took part in an academic … Continue reading

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Be happy at work: Enjoy what you do

Well, here’s a shocker. “Skills are more important than passion,” said Kelowna-based motivational speaker, trainer and author Reen Rose. It’s a bold statement, considering virtually every other career-and-life guru waxes lyrical about passion being the key to everything. Read More … Continue reading

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Ever need help providing feedback?

The following are 8 examples of what to do when an Employee… Has missed a deadline – Highlight the importance of the deliverable, offer ideas for improvement, and ask why they were not able to deliver on it? Offer other suggestions … Continue reading

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Zara employee accuses store of discrimination over her hairstyle

An employee at a Zara store in Toronto’s east end said she will likely quit her job and file a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission after managers gave her a hard time about her hair. Read More Source: CBC News

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Crown Royal plant employees reject latest deal

Gimli, Man., distillery employees hit the picket lines in early March Negotiations have stalled again between Crown Royal distillery employees and their employer, a month after workers first hit the picket lines. Read More Source: CBC News

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Punchtime is a made-in-Ottawa app designed to help employers automate time sheets and payroll for their employees, but the technology is also raising privacy concerns. Read More Source:Simon Gardner/CBC

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Jon Snow? Or Cersei? List of Canadian oddball job interview questions

Here are the Top 10 oddball job interview questions in Canada for the past year, according to a study by Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting company, based on hundreds of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates Read More Source: … Continue reading

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How to manage three generations as one team

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Embracing diversity in the workplace requires understanding, not just tolerance

Workplace psychologist says having understanding will result in happier, more efficient workplaces Workplaces can be very diverse, and when it comes to navigating that diversity people need to go beyond simply tolerating differences, says workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman. Read More Source: … Continue reading

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Employee retention through making orange juice

Employers who embrace their challenges get to innovate, rethink needs People cite the importance of retaining people at a time when “wandering talent” is the norm while understanding that some turnover is healthy as it refreshes the workforce with new … Continue reading

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Why robots aren’t ready to manage human workforces (yet)

Robots make excellent task-masters and time-keepers—but that’s not the same as the real job of managing people Read More Source: Canadian Business

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Ottawa restaurant’s male servers get taste of workplace discrimination

This pretty much sums up the way men working at the Ottawa restaurant Union Local 613 felt about serving customers in short dresses and high heels on Wednesday night: “If this is what women have to deal with in days or … Continue reading

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Why employees leave for new opportunities

Employee retention is no longer only about making employees happy in the present — employers also have to consider their satisfaction with the future. Read more Source: Globe and Mail

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Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

Now entering its 10th year, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: (a) Women; … Continue reading

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6 Tips to help achieve work-life balance

Begin by eating properly, exercising and getting the proper amount of sleep. As a result you will feel more energized and ready to take on your day. Take mini breaks every couple of hours. Take 10 minutes every two hours … Continue reading

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Canadian Labour Congress proposes plan to create 1 million ‘climate jobs’

One Million Climate Jobs plan proposes the federal government invests $81 billion over 5 years. The Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the federal government to invest about $81 billion over five years in green infrastructure — which it believes will result in over … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes on the rise

So-called ‘bystander effect’ means we don’t always step up when we see discrimination  Marketplace investigates if Canadians would come to the aid of a stranger when discrimination is involved. Read More Source: CBC News  

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Germany’s bizarre version of capitalism…

Where bosses and workers actually cooperate! Much of the beauty of capitalism is in its ability to be crafted to suit different cultures, times, and contexts. Read More Source: Qz.com

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Creating a respectful workplace

Sexual harassment is not criminal in Canada, rather it’s a human rights violation. Canadian Labour Relations website reports that 10 per cent of Canadian workers ages 19 to 24 reported being victims of sexual harassment in the workplace within the … Continue reading

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Workplace cultures thrive when individuals learn continuously and collaborate brilliantly

Workplaces and leaders evolve continuously. They sometimes do so gradually and without notice or in other instances they lurch forward or, regrettably take several steps backwards. The start of a new year is a time to reflect on the trends … Continue reading

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Maybe your workplace should be a democracy

David Cowan is a business dialogue coach and visiting scholar at Boston College. He is the author of Internal Communication: How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance. Here’s a radical idea for Canadian companies: Create democracy in your workplace. I … Continue reading

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