The pandemic changed a lot for many workplaces but some issues remain.
Managers can set the tone by showing their own openness to feedback, ideas and suggestions.
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Do you dread delivering or receiving feedback at work? Two organizational behavior experts describe a better way to have these difficult conversations.
Members of a Québec teachers’ union march to begin their unlimited strike, Nov. 23, 2023 in Montréal.
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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.
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan embraces the president of the longshore workers union from the Port de Québec that’s been locked out for a year, at a rally for federal anti-scab legislation on Parliament Hill in September 2023.
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Unions have long advocated for a ban on replacement workers, arguing their use unduly shifts power to employers and gives the boss an unfair advantage in collective bargaining.
Despite the increasing representation of persons with hearing loss in the workplace, discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent equity and inclusion.
Discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent persons with hearing loss from experiencing equity and inclusion at work.
Current research suggests it’s time to re-evaluate existing pay structures and prioritize worker health and safety.
Traditional pay structures — like wage gaps, pay-for-performance systems, the belief that time equals money and pay secrecy — are stopping organizations from reaching their goals and thriving.
Many countries adopt legislation to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. Yet, many still face challenges finding work.
Communities and employers miss out when they don’t embrace disabled employees. Companies must be supportive and proactive about including and accommodating people with disabilities.
Employees need resources, information and support from colleagues to be truly empowered.
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An expert on employee motivation explains four challenges companies should address if they truly want to empower their workers.
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.”
Micro-management may be motivated by good intentions, but it’s often counter-productive.
A leadership expert offers her advice on how to tackle a surprisingly widespread problem.
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.
Unless businesses deal with the root causes of employee burnout, they will struggle to retain their workforce.
Many Canadians are still feeling burned out at work. Companies can help by being more accommodating of their workers’ needs and addressing some of the root causes of burnout.
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 job market is experiencing an influx of job-seekers at the moment, putting the responsibility on employers to attract employees to their organizations.
Workplaces are increasingly recognizing that productive employees seek out workplaces that prioritize mental well-being and offer flexible working conditions.
Dancers at Star Garden in LA have voted for union representation.
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Young motivated employees are pushing the movement for union representation among US workforces. Is it time for management to get on board?
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?
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada picket outside a Service Canada office in Canmore, Alta., in April 2023. More than 150,000 federal public-service workers are on strike across the country after talks with the government failed. Remote work is a negotiation issue.
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COVID-19 transformed the workforce, including in the public sector. A complete reversal to pre-pandemic work models is unlikely, but there’s lots at stake as employers contemplate the future of work.
On April 28, Canadians remember and honour those who have been killed or suffered injuries or illness at work.
National Day of Mourning should be used to challenge misconceptions about occupational health and safety, and advance safer workplaces for Canadians.