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In theory, a universal job guarantee could help stabilize inflation by providing stable, full-time employment, addressing unemployment, enhancing economic productivity and reinforcing price stability. (Shutterstock)

Why a universal job guarantee beats the basic income pipe dream

Instead of a guaranteed fixed income, a universal job guarantee policy provides jobs — and wages — to people who aren’t able to find work on their own.
Healthcare workers faced excessive burnout during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

5 ways to deal with burnout at work

Burnout is a serious problem that deserves all of our attention. An academic who studies the issue offers some practical tips to deal with the problems associated with burnout.
With the increase in remote work options, workers and their families are seeking to relocate to cities that offer a balance between good salaries and a better lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Canadians are relocating for jobs amid steep inflation and low unemployment

While it seems lucrative to move to cities that offer higher salaries and better quality of life, Canadians should consider some key factors before changing jobs.
The TV show ‘Severance’ has employees separate their work self from their home self completely. (Apple TV+)

The folly of the work-life balance

The work-life balance is about more than shutting off devices or abstaining from emails and meetings after 6 p.m.
Over 50 per cent of working Americans continue to be dissatisfied with their ‘unjust’ incomes. They say it isn’t sufficient to meet their family expenses. (Shutterstock)

Show me the money: Employees not only want better pay, they want status

Many Americans regularly report that they don’t make enough to support their families. Status plays a role — while money can’t buy happiness, it can bring status, which can lead to happiness.
Dealing with customers every day can put significant stress on hospitality workers. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Bad managers, burnout and health fears: Why record numbers of hospitality workers are quitting the industry for good

New research shines light on what is driving hospitality workers – like waiters and hotel workers – to abandon the industry as part of the ‘great resignation.’
A recent study suggests that organizations can lessen the negative effects of the pandemic by implementing key support measures to make employees feel more committed and content in their jobs. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Organizational support: The key to employee commitment and well-being during the pandemic

Organizations can reduce some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing customizable support measures can improve employees’ work commitment and well-being.

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