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An overdose of orange cones? What the review of NZ’s workplace safety rules must get right

With 70 work-related deaths each year, the government’s review of health and safety rules is very timely. But simply reducing red tape won’t fix the deeper problems.
A new report from the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo sheds light on how young people (15 to 35 years of age) view their work environments. (Shutterstock)

Young Canadians prefer in-person and hybrid work, according to a new report

The stereotypes around young people only caring about being online are rampant but they are worth questioning — or at least being put in context.
New hires shouldn’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd, according to recent research. (Shutterstock)

Standing out to fit in: How new employees can set themselves up for success at a new workplace

While starting a new job can be intimidating, new research offers suggestions that can alleviate some of the anxiety of being a newcomer and set new employees up for success at their new workplaces.
Leadership roles present exciting opportunities for career advancement, personal growth and fulfilment. (Shutterstock)

Ready for the next step in your career? Here’s how to get ready for your first leadership position

Whether you’re stepping into the C-suite or your first team lead role, the prospect of leading others can be daunting. So, how can you confidently make the leap into a leadership position?
For employees, health in the workplace is essential precisely because we spend so much of our lives at work. For employers, worker health is an important determinant of productivity. (Shutterstock)

Work-related health and safety issues must be paid for by employers, not the public

Organizations may gain an advantage by not investing in worker health, instead simply replacing burned-out employees with new ones in order to ensure a supply of healthy employees.
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.

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