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We need to move away from rigid blue- and white-collar distinctions toward a more flexible system that accounts for the multifaceted nature of today’s jobs. (Shutterstock)

Out with the old: Blue- and white- collar job labels aren’t cutting it anymore

Canada needs a taxonomy that’s more sophisticated and updated — one that can better describe the different types of jobs and workers that make up Canada’s modern labour market.
A full-time minimum wage worker in Philadelphia earns just over $15,000 a year with no vacation or sick days. Allan Baxter/The Image Bank Collection via Getty Images

Philadelphia’s minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009 – here’s why efforts to raise it have failed

Voters, city council and even local business leaders have tried to raise the city’s minimum wage, but face pushback from the state legislature in Harrisburg.
Leaders and employees are sometimes encouraged to be open and vulnerable with one another in the workplace. But this is not always as straightforward as it seems. (Shutterstock)

Leadership transparency alone doesn’t guarantee employees will speak up in the workplace

For many people, speaking up at work can be a nerve-wracking experience because it leaves them exposed to judgment, ridicule and rejection.
Employers can address qualification inflation by implementing skill-based recruitment and selection practices. (Shutterstock)

Employers should use skill-based hiring to find hidden talent and address labour challenges

Job listings now often demand that applicants have degrees and experiences that were previously unnecessary, with some job requirements even surpassing the qualifications of current employees.
Members of a Québec teachers’ union march to begin their unlimited strike, Nov. 23, 2023 in Montréal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Here’s why union support is so high right now

The rise in union support can be explained by the growing recognition people are having of their own disadvantages, and the anger they feel about it.

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