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How better employee monitoring enhances workplace safety

Source: www.hcamag.com

At a time when nearly every growing business is facing a shortage of qualified workers, the HR function has never been more important.

In the last decade, the country’s unemployment rate has plummeted from approximately 10% to 3.5%. At the same time, the skills gap has grown, and as a result, business leaders’ No. 1 concern is now attracting and retaining talent.

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Coronavirus: A Primer On Best Practices In The Workplace

Source: www.mondaq.com

In recent weeks, we have paid close attention to government and media reports confirming new cases of a novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China and spreading to a number of cities and countries worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared a global health emergency as the outbreak continues to spread. According to recent reports, there are confirmed cases in Canada in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

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Personality assessment tests are no substitute for truly getting to know your employees

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

American psychologist and author Adam Grant has famously described the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, arguably the most commonly used personality assessment, as being somewhere between a horoscope and a heart monitor in terms of accuracy. Unfortunately, many employers misuse personality tests to make significant human-resource decisions, from who to hire to who to promote.

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Minister of labour discusses 3 policy initiatives

Source: hrreporter.com

Mental health, right to disconnect, digital platform workers on agenda

Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi was in Windsor, Ont. recently to meet with stakeholders to discuss a number of new labour policy initiatives the federal government is piloting.

Meeting with leaders of a local Unifor union, along with the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tassi sought stakeholder views on three new initiatives.

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Jobs for all ages

Source: winnipegfreepress.com

With Boomers sticking around longer, it’s getting harder to attract and retain Millennials

The year 2020 is Manitoba’s 150th birthday which got me thinking about birthdays in general. I was thinking especially about those individuals that are turning the so called “magic” age of 65 but who are still in the workforce. Statistics show this group of workforce seniors doubled between 1995 and 2015 and grew again by 20 per cent between 2011 and 2016.

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Canadians worry about finances 2 hours a day: survey

Source: hrreporter.com

‘Many are feeling rudderless when it comes to managing finances’

People in Canada spend an average of two hours per day worrying about their finances, with 18- to 35-year-olds worrying the most, finds a new survey from Scotiabank.

This age group worries about finances 2.4 hours a day, while those 55 and up worry an average of 1.4 hours a day and those 35 to 54 worry two hours a day, found the survey of 1,520 Canadians.

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