A government shutdown would affect more than 2 million federal employees, plus more than 3 million contractors.
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While a single shutdown is unlikely to push a government worker to quit, the cumulative effect of multiple shutdowns can lead to low worker morale and employee retention problems.
The subtler, more insidious forms of discrimination that women face at work often go unnoticed.
While blatant discrimination is easy to condemn because of how obvious it is, there are subtler, more insidious forms that also need to be rooted out.
Interns benefit from structured tasks, hands-on supervision and open communication.
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The transition from college to the workforce can be challenging, but these four strategies can help young workers get valuable experience and feel welcome.
Workplace initiatives for women to discuss health and wellbeing can be formal or informal but they should focus on individual needs to be sustainable.
Employers miss out on untapped potential when they overlook or discount abilities in the workplace.
Establishing an inclusive and accommodating work environment for people with dyslexia can foster a diverse workforce and improve productivity, innovation and performance.
How companies communicate their diversity initiatives matters.
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Policies that foster diversity, equity and inclusion have been shown to have many positive operational impacts − including leading to more worker engagement.
Individuals with disabilities are under-represented in the Canadian labour market compared to their able-bodied counterparts.
One way to dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities is by understanding time in a way that considers how people with disabilities experience barriers — something known as “crip time.”
Using virtual reality headsets can have negative side effects, like dizziness, headaches and nausea.
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Trading in PC monitors for VR headsets can cause workers to experience dizziness, headaches and nausea. Researchers are beginning to understand why and what can be done to minimize the effects.
Workplaces function better when colleagues have good relationships with one another.
Being friendly at work can increase your happiness, productivity and help you make better use of your time. On the other hand, being unfriendly can make work less enjoyable and engaging.
Remote work, which began as a temporary disruption to normal work, has become permanent for many workers since the onset of the pandemic.
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The biggest obstacle to getting everyone back into the workplace is the fact that people who are working from home seem to be doing better — or at least no worse — than those who are not.
Canadians with invisible and on-again/off-again disabilities have been experiencing increasing amounts of illegal discrimination in the workplace.
Organizations that are serious about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace need to actively and consistently work towards removing barriers to employment for employees with disabilities.
Protesters cheer during a Planned Parenthood rally in support of abortion access outside the Supreme Court on April 15, 2023, in Washington.
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By offering abortion care benefits and policies, employers can serve as a “firewall” to protect against harmful legislation — but only if these benefits are easily accessible and de-stigmatized.
The rise of technology has left many people feeling bored.
Occasional boredom at work is normal and healthy, but if you’re stuck in it long term it can damage your wellbeing.
The Supreme Court may require employers to be more accommodating to religious requests in the workplace.
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The Supreme Court on June 29, 2023, changed the definition of ‘undue hardship’ so that employers have to accommodate more of workers’ religious requests.
A Vancouver police cruiser is seen on city streets. The Vancouver Police Department is under fire for the suicide of a police officer and other alleged misconduct that highlight the dangers of the ‘blue wall of silence.’
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Chan had been subjected to a pattern of abuse by senior members of the Vancouver police force starting when she was being recruited to the department.
The emotional well-being of the workforce and workplace culture are critical to the success of any organization.
A growing body of evidence shows that the emotional health and well-being of the workforce is of equal or greater importance than physical safety.
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) stand at a picket line outside Place du Portage in Gatineau, Que., on April 28, 2023.
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Will an increase in wages make federal government workers happier and more efficient while dealing with the public on taxation, public safety and a multitude of other daily and often frustrating issues?
Employee resilience has recently become a must-have employee characteristic against the current background of volatility and rapid change in the workplace.
While employee resilience seems appealing — especially in the current uncertain and unpredictable time we are living in — overusing it can actually jeopardize an organization’s effectiveness.
The new tools are expected to free up space for workers by helping out with tedious and repetitive task. Here’s how it will work.
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The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so you might as well try and enjoy it.