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More CEOs fear their companies won't survive 10 years as AI and climate challenges grow, survey says

More executives are feeling better about the global economy, but a growing number don't think their companies will survive the coming decade without a major overhaul because of pressure from climate change and technology like artificial intelligence, according to a new survey of CEOs.

Administrative assistant tops list of 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada, HR also makes the cut

Randstad Canada has released its list of the 15 most in-demand jobs for Canada for 2024. The company said jobseekers have an "undeniable advantage thanks to a promising market in many industries."

Ottawa spending $86 million to boost recognition of foreign credentials for health-care workers

One of the notable recipients is Calgary's Bow Valley College, which has been granted nearly $9.5 million for its IEHP Pathway to Employment Program (IEHP-PEP). This pilot project, in collaboration with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), seeks to provide a smoother transition for IEHP nurses.

Civilian staff for Canadian military bases in Ontario and Quebec on strike over wages

Nearly 500 civilian workers on Canadian military bases in Ontario and Quebec began a strike this week over wages and job security. The strike will affect Canadian Forces bases in Kingston, Ont., Montreal, Ottawa, and other cities.

Income gap between new immigrants and all Canadians shrunk by half in four years: PBO

The report finds the median income of new immigrants was about 78 per cent of the median income made by all tax filers in 2018, compared with 55 per cent in 2014. New immigrants include those who have been permanent residents for one year.

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Cloudflare's viral termination video: A lesson in humane HR practices in the digital, transparent age

If you haven't watched the video of Brittany Pietsch getting fired from Cloudflare, you need to carve out some time. About nine minutes and 15 seconds, to be precise. There are so many lessons that HR professionals, managers, and leaders can take from it that it's hard to know where to start. » Read More...

Global Affairs Canada changing policy as gay diplomat wins surrogacy expenses case

A gay employee of Global Affairs Canada posted in China, who travelled to the U.S. for the birth of his child through surrogacy, will have those expenses covered after a tribunal ruling. The public service labour board ruled in August it would be discriminatory if Ottawa does not compensate travelling expenses for any diplomat in a same-sex couple attending a surrogacy birth. » Read More...

Employers: Be cautious of legal cost awards under Canada Labour Code

When an employee of a federally regulated workplace makes an unjust dismissal complaint under the Canada Labour Code (CLC), an adjudicator appointed under the unjust dismissal provisions of the CLC will make a decision and order remedies, which may include a legal costs award against the employer. » Read More...

U.K. Post Office scandal: Parliamentary committee seeks to speed up compensation for victims

Lawmakers trying to get to the bottom of one of Britain’s gravest injustices were questioning bosses of the Post Office and Fujitsu on Tuesday as momentum grew to compensate and clear the names of more than 900 Post Office branch managers wrongly convicted of theft or fraud because of the Japanese company's faulty computer system. » Read More...

Romanian truck drivers and farmers protest as talks with the government fail to reach an agreement

Farmers are demanding faster subsidy payments, compensation for losses caused by imports from neighboring Ukraine, and more state aid for fuel costs, among other demands. » Read More...

Europe's biggest economy shrank last year as Germany struggles with multiple crises

Germany's economy shrank 0.3% last year as Europe's former powerhouse struggled with more expensive energy, higher interest rates, lack of skilled labor and a homegrown budget crisis. » Read More...


Working from home since COVID-19? Cabin fever could be the next challenge

As Canada opened back up after the COVID-19 lockdowns, many businesses encouraged their workers to head back to the office. Yet, despite restrictions being lifted in Canada and around the world, teleworking as a regular working arrangement has remained popular across different industries. » Read More...

What’s it worth to work from home? For some, it’s as much as one-third of their wage

A significant proportion of Australian workers – about one-fifth – would be prepared to sacrifice between 16% and 33% of their salaries for the right to work from home, which works out at A$12,000 to $24,000 of those workers’ salaries. But a much larger proportion, more than one half, would be prepared to sacrifice nothing, being either not strongly convinced about the benefits of working from home or actively preferring to go into the workplace. » Read More...

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2024 Labour Relations Seminar: An Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and Hicks Morley Event    -    January 23, 2024

January 23, 2024 | Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2L2 » Read More...

Opioids in the Workplace

January 31, 2024 | Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. Registration fee: $99 » Register Now

York Region: Employment Law Update with Stuart Rudner

February 8, 2024 | Richmond Hill Country Club » Read More