Some workers, irritated that their employers didn’t trust their work habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, may be thinking of jumping ship once the crisis passes. Here’s how organizations can build morale and stop valued employees from leaving.
The post-pandemic return to work will provide an opportunity for employers and employees to reconsider relationships. Here’s how organizations can build morale and stop valued employees from leaving.
For workplace teams returning to the office post-pandemic, it will still be important to protect the benefits of remote work: uninterrupted time for strategically important projects, and respect for personal preferences.
Post-pandemic, the world of work will probably never be the same again. And that's probably a good thing. We now have an opportunity to make it better.
A man heads past a clothing store where mannequins sport face masks in Halifax. Retail workers, long-term care workers and teachers say the media has failed to reflect their pandemic experiences.
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In post-pandemic Canada, the media will play a big role in shaping public understanding of labour conditions. A future of work that is safe and equitable requires the voices of workers.
Online shopping and services have grown during COVID-19.
The huge shift towards more digital working and trading are a fundamental challenge to the way countries agreed to interact with each other.
Carving out time every day for mindfulness exercises has been shown to be beneficial.
The founding principles of the Buddhist meditation technique known as mindfulness can help business leaders build stronger relationships in the workplace.
Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material in Mississauga, Ont., in January 2021.
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The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and new study shows it's also changed workplace dynamics — mostly to the detriment of workers.
The scheme has done little to shift British attitudes that see men as the breadwinners and women, the caregivers.
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Designed to encourage an equal distribution of childcare duties, the government's policy was flawed to begin with
Young people say they are concerned about their careers, with fewer opportunities for skills development and less established networks.
A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We're now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.
Flexible arrangements might help women maintain a work-life balance, but can also weaken their position in the labour market and lose them earnings in the long term.
Pandemic control measures have meant that people have shifted to working from home, but this creates new cybersecurity threats.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant homes rather than offices have become workplaces. Companies need to respond to these new cybersecurity threats.
Employees are often reluctant to speak up at work. But if they make efforts to research their ideas and ensure they benefit the organization, it benefits both workers and employers.
Studies consistently show that many employees are reluctant to speak up at work, and are even hardwired to remain silent. How can we help people voice their opinions more effectively?
The authors didn’t examine diners’ perceptions of polka-dot masks specifically.
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The positive reaction to service workers wearing masks varied by region, with those in the West on the high end and people in the Midwest at the low end.
A patient care director in New York receives the coronavirus vaccine.
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The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said 'yes,' but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
In this November 2019 photo, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stands beside her husband at a Remembrance Day ceremony. She’s among high-profile women to go public with her miscarriage.
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Employees who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth are more likely to quit their jobs and suffer from impaired work performance. Pregnancy loss is not just a personal issue, but a workplace issue.
Front-line workers frequently make short TikTok videos while on the job.
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Workers are increasingly making short videos of themselves on the job and posting them to TikTok, creating a new challenge for employers trying to police their behavior.
CEOs have diverse opinions about the effectiveness of remote work.
Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
Working from home could have positive and lasting effects on trust among colleagues.
Remote work has enabled us to have a new-found appreciation for the acquisition of skills and allowed us to witness manifestations of our shared values in a more transparent way.
Dogs have been constant companions to many during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
This new age spirituality has entered many workplaces under the guise of self-help.
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg.
Confidence matters for men's job promotion prospects.
But for women, it's a different story.