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With the looming "religious freedom" legislation which could enshrine and protect a "right" to discriminate if the desire to do so is religiously motivated, the U.S. is, in my view, increasingly becoming a jurisdiction to which Canadian employers have to be careful about sending their employees.
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The failure to treat employment law and HR seriously is puzzling. Employees, after all, are many companies' biggest budget line item, their biggest potential liability and their biggest asset. So to entrust the proper and strategic legal management of them to the cheapest bidder -- to regard employment law as mere "commodity work" -- is foolhardy.
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The conversation on the gig economy is often directed towards talent recruiters, HR managers and team leads but for the freelance relationship to be successful, organizations need to cultivate a genuine project mindset across their teams.
Workers across the country should be returning to work well-rested and recharged. But the reality is many people pay a steep price for taking a break. Most workers today pay a hefty "time-off tax" in the form of extra work on either side of a vacation.
Although clearly a critical factor, pointing students in the right direction is only half the battle. The other half must be improving collaboration between government and industry to develop tangible solutions to strengthen the future workforce. As far as we're concerned, that time is now.
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As the sunny days of summer have faded and the reality of back-to-work season for many employees is settling in, here's a troubling stat from a recent poll: a whopping two thirds (65 per cent) of employed Canadians are mentally ready to leave their current employer. Two thirds!
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Ways to make a name for yourself at work. From the AOL Partner Studio
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What was once something to start thinking about is now impossible to ignore for companies looking to attract the country's top talent. Our new reality is that, in today's market, businesses need to recognize and adapt to the changing demands of workers if they want to get the staff they want and keep employees loyal and motivated.
If you work for a company that has an HR department, please book an appointment to see them right now. Don't put it off. This is important!
Whether your company is startup size or an enterprise that has always done things one way and is resistant to change, there are some great benefits to adopting a startup mentality. Will you be bold enough to reap them?
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With the increasing interconnectedness in today's global economy, labor mobility is increasingly an available option. As such, today's businesses are increasingly realizing that to remain competitive, they need to re-develop HR practices from the traditional industrial practices to ones that align with the needs and wants of 21st-century knowledge workers.
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Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote (telecommuting or mobile) workers, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce.
Like most industries in today's business world, HR is seeing a significant impact from disruptive technology -- a term coined by Harvard Business School professor and author Clayton Christensen to describe any technology that changes or disrupts an existing technology or creates a whole new industry.
Randstad compiled and crunched data on nine of the hottest job sectors in Canada, surveying employers, candidates, and industry experts from coast-to-coast, and collecting feedback on what's driving job growth and talent across the country.