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It's National AccessAbility Week! This year's theme emphasizes the need for collective efforts to create a barrier-free Canada. I'd love to hear what your organization is doing to achieve accessibility and inclusion for all – drop me a line!
- Brandi Cowen, Editor

Ottawa working on artificial intelligence strategy for the public service

Ottawa is developing a new artificial intelligence strategy for federal government operations, Treasury Board President Anita Anand said Monday. The intention is to make government operations more efficient and improve services for Canadians, while also improving capacity for science and research.

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Employers must secure internal competencies to facilitate workplace mental health

This article outlines the urgency for employers to prepare team members to facilitate workplace mental health strategies and programs and introduces the three-step D3 Model for Psychological Health.

Organizations worried about fostering social connections in the virtual workplace

In the wake of the seismic shift towards hybrid and remote work models, some of the top concerns surfacing for Canadian organizations are those related to social connectedness, according to new research from The Conference Board of Canada.

Nearly nine in 10 professionals want to trial ‘chronoworking’

A whopping 87 per cent of Canadian professionals would like to trial ‘chronoworking’ – where companies allow employees to choose work hours according to their natural sleeping patterns. The survey also found half of employees believe their organization’s flexible work policies don't adequately cater to their specific needs.


Does DEI need a rebrand?

Evidence suggests the DEI concept faces strong headwinds, and data shows that more senior leaders and boards are questioning the value and messages sent by DEI policies and training. More questions are being asked about the outcome, and new policies are being created for inclusive workplace cultures at all levels. » Read More...

The risks of wrongful resignation litigation

When an employee quits without giving notice, or with very short notice, the employer may be left wondering if they have any recourse against the employee. The short answer is "maybe." » Read More...
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Arrests made in identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

The U.S. Justice Department has announced multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. The conspiracy involves thousands of North Korean information technology workers who prosecutors say are dispatched by the government to live abroad and who rely on the stolen identities of Americans to obtain remote employment at U.S.-based Fortune 500 companies – jobs that give them access to sensitive corporate data and lucrative paychecks. » Read More...

Pronouns and tribal affiliations forbidden in South Dakota public university employee emails

A new South Dakota policy to stop the use of gender pronouns by public university faculty and staff in official correspondence is also keeping Native American employees from listing their tribal affiliations in a state with a long and violent history of conflict with tribes. » Read More...


Where are your remote workers working from?

In the age of remote work, many employees have the freedom to work from home. However, employees who work remotely may also decide to move elsewhere in Canada or travel and work from abroad (i.e., be “digital nomads”). Employees may even do these things without informing the employer. This can create legal and security risks that employers need to take into consideration when assessing how to handle or address various remote work situations. » Read More...

The loneliness of the long-distance worker

For millions of people around the world, work was previously their only social outlet, and colleagues the only people they regularly encountered to chat, laugh, commiserate, and even to argue with. In essence, to be human with. For those people, recent fundamental changes to working arrangements mean that lifeline is no longer available. » Read More...


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