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The first few weeks of a new job are usually spent absorbing a lot of information. That’s been much more difficult for new hires during the pandemic. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

How to help new hires as they start their jobs in COVID-19 isolation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of young people are starting out in the workplace for the first time in isolation and with little to no onboarding assistance. That must change.
CEOs have diverse opinions about the effectiveness of remote work. (Mohammad Shahhosseini/Unsplash)

What Canada’s top CEOs think about remote work

Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
How do people really feel about working from home? (Corinne Kutz/Unsplash)

Working from home during COVID-19: What do employees really want?

The COVID-19 crisis is transforming work and how it is done, not just in universities. If managers think that they unilaterally know how to manage remote work, disorder could become chaos.
Business restrictions early in the pandemic, when rural towns had few cases, triggered a backlash that haunts them now. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Catching a glimpse of a co-worker’s baby or pet can help humanize workplaces and make colleagues more understanding and empathetic — one positive byproduct of the pandemic-fuelled remote work phenomenon. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture

Working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown has caused a relaxation in traditional workplace rules, giving rise to a virtual workplace that is more flexible and humane.
Staying in touch with other entrepreneurs via video calls during COVID-19 builds a sense of community among startup founders, research has shown. (Chris Montgomery/Unsplash)

Startup founders help each other weather the COVID-19 crisis

How are startup entrepreneurs getting through the COVID-19 pandemic? Talking to each other to offer tips, expertise and a sympathetic ear is helpful, according to an ongoing study.
Not only have people lost jobs, they have also stopped looking for work. (Shutterstock)

Here’s how the coronavirus is affecting Canada’s labour market

Younger, unmarried or less educated workers are feeling the brunt of the economic effects of COVID-19. The fallout may deepen already existing inequalities.
Working from home isn’t an option for low-income employees and primarily benefits those who make more money — and save more money as a result. (Alizee Baudez/Unsplash)

Remote work worsens inequality by mostly helping high-income earners

The higher a person's salary, the most likely they are to be able to work from home; it's not an option for most low-income workers. Here's what governments can do to help encourage more remote work.
Remote work can be a difficult adjustment for teams accustomed to working in an office setting. Here are some tips. (Charles Deluvio/Unsplash)

Remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic: 3 solutions

Working from home presents challenges that will take time to resolve, and misunderstandings are to be expected. So let's be forgiving of one another and focus on establishing effective new work norms.

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