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.
New Canadians take the Oath of Citizenship during halftime at a Redblacks and Montréal Alouettes CFL game in Ottawa in July 2022.
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Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
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.
Edwina Preston reflects on the lost art of hanging out – which feeds creativity – and the need to reclaim time from the pressures of productivity. She draws on new books by Jenny Odell and Sheila Liming.
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?
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.
A reputation is worth safeguarding but not at all costs.
A short nap during the working day can boost productivity as much as a pay rise, according to research.
Literary theory can help us understand why hiring managers prioritize some types of job experience over others.
Understanding how hiring managers evaluate candidates can help us understand current hiring prejudices and, hopefully, help us overcome them.
The Alberta government recently released a report on the effect of the previous NDP government’s minimum wage increase.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Alberta government’s report on the supposed ills of the minimum wage should be viewed within the vast, diverse spectrum of economic literature, not just standard economics.
Research shows having a good night’s sleep is important for being effective at work. But not all of us can manage that all of the time.
With geographic proximity no longer being a precondition of employment, the 2020s could see a shift in jobs being parcelled out to the best and most affordable talent, regardless of location.
A shift towards a more distributed, borderless global workforce will not necessarily lead to job losses for Canada, but it will be disruptive and require restructuring in the labour market.
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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.
UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt outside 11 Downing Street in London before presenting the latest government budget to Parliament.
March 15, 2023
Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath; Alan Shipman, The Open University; Andrew Burlinson, University of East Anglia; Catherine Waddams, University of East Anglia; Despina Alexiadou, University of Strathclyde ; Gavin Midgley, University of Surrey; Jim Watson, UCL; Karen Bloor, University of York; Karl Matikonis, Queen's University Belfast, and Steven McCabe, Birmingham City University
Childcare, pensions and support for energy bills are among the main budget plans for the UK government.
The AI is not a major threat to human employment.
Demands associated with automation can create more work for humans.
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Automation may not reduce our workloads as much as we’d hoped.
Flexible working can bring people autonomy and joy, but so can feeling part of a team at the office.