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Fostering civility and respect: How leaders can combat fear in the workplace

There are many reasons people choose not to speak up when they have ideas, questions and concerns at work, and most start with the word ‘fear,' writes Sandra Miller of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.

WestJet pilots vote in favour of strike mandate, could walk before May long weekend

Bernard Lewall, who heads the union's WestJet contingent, says the workers' issues revolve around job protection, pay and scheduling at the airline as well as at WestJet Encore and discount subsidiary Swoop.

CEO turnover in U.S. hits highest quarterly total since 2020: Report

March’s total is up 18% from the 119 CEOs who left their posts in the same month one year prior, according to a report released Tuesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Young Canadians faring well, earning more in today's economy: Desjardins

But it's not all rosy for young Canadians, with women in particular facing declining mental health and ongoing barriers in the labour market.

Loblaw spending $2 billion on expansion, renovation – hiring more than 6,000 new workers

Plans include opening 38 new and/or relocated stores and converting or renovating nearly 600 others, it said.


Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference, 2023 Edition

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA, 2000) sets out the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in Ontario workplaces. The standards outlined in the ESA, 2000 represent the minimum standards that employers must provide to their employees. The Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference focuses on the key obligations for employers under this broad piece of legislation.

This new edition includes information about major employment standards developments over the past 12 months, plus expanded sections. » Order your copy today!

Happening today: HR Boot Camp - second session focuses on workplace training and development

Join us, and our partners at the Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) for this informative webinar on how workplace learning can revitalize your workforce and help your organization succeed in the post-pandemic world. It kicks off at 11 a.m. ET today! » Read More...

Low unemployment could boost trend of union organizing in retail, service: experts

The pandemic was a catalyst for many frontline workers, who union organizers say were spurred to fight for better pay and working conditions in sectors where unionization is uncommon. » Read More...

B.C. government report finds gig workers concerned about low earnings, job security

Gig workers enjoy the flexibility of their jobs, but have concerns about low and unpredictable earnings and the cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance, Workers also highlighted concerns about transparency of pay for assignments and being "deactivated" or terminated from a platform. » Read More...

FBI: Guardsman applied to be hitman in Tennessee, but job ad was a joke

Josiah Garcia told an undercover FBI agent that he needed money and thought he would be good at killing people because of his military experience and because he was an excellent marksman. » Read More...

Ben & Jerry's supports Vermont workers' unionization drive

Ice cream maker says it shares "the goal of advancing justice, both inside and outside our company.'' » Read More...

Workers at anti-poverty World Bank struggle to pay bills

Andre Blount has been serving food to dignitaries at World Bank headquarters for nearly 10 years and says he has gotten exactly one raise — for 50 cents. » Read More...


‘Attempt to silence’: Ontario court takes dim view of employer’s $150 million wrongful dismissal counterclaim

If you’re presented with a wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal claim as an employer, there are three reasonable tactics to consider. An Ontario employer recently chose door number four - an immediate countersuit for an outlandish amount. » Read More...

To change for the better, Canadian sport needs leadership from the bottom up

Canadian sport has been rocked by a series of scandals in recent years. National sporting bodies that govern bobsleigh and skeleton, alpine skiing, water polo, boxing, gymnastics, artistic swimming, soccer, hockey, rugby and rowing have all faced major criticism for abuse, neglect and discrimination. » Read More...


CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference and Expo

May 2, 2023 | Vancouver, British Columbia »