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Black, 2SLGBTQI+ workers to be added as protected groups under federal Employment Equity Act

The legislation, created in 1986, is designed to help knock down barriers that prevent marginalized communities from achieving their full potential in the workplace. It applies to federally regulated workplaces and mandates fairness, equality and equitable inclusion for workers.

CSIS boss apologizes for response to rape claim, revamps anti-harassment plans

Canada’s spy chief has apologized to staff for his response to rape and harassment allegations in the agency’s British Columbia office.

Starbucks ups the stakes in war of words with union in dispute with Vancouver barista

Starbucks is threatening to sue a Vancouver barista who says she was fired for trying to unionize the company's stores. The coffee giant accuses Frederique Martineau, 21, and the United Steelworkers union of defaming the company by claiming Martineau was terminated as reprisal for her role in unionizing a now-closed store on Vancouver's west side.

Federal dental insurance program to be phased in over 2024, benefits to start in May

Applications are expected to open as early as this week, starting with qualifying seniors over the age of 87, but it will take months before they can start to claim the benefits, the officials said in a briefing.

Hiring appears high on list of New Year’s resolutions for Canadian employers: Robert Half

Hiring managers are going to ring in the new year with a hiring spree. More than half of Canadian companies plan to increase hiring in the first half of 2024, according to new research from Robert Half.

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In Her Shoes: Conversations on women’s health in the workplace

Talent Canada has partnered with Sun Life on a special seven-part series focused on women’s health in the workplace. From reproductive health to menopause, from the lack of clinical research to difficulties accessing care, the expert panel tackled some of the most important challenges facing your workers.

See the full multimedia series at » www.TalentCanada.ca/womens-health.

Workplace holiday parties: Keep the fun, avoid the legal headaches

The workplace holiday party season is in full swing. It’s a great opportunity to stop, say thanks to your teams and have a little bit of fun in the process. But holiday parties can pose a litany of HR and legal headaches — alcohol (and even cannabis, in the age of legalization) doesn’t always mix well with the workplace, causing issues around sexual harassment, misbehaviour, and liability for things like driving under the influence. » Read More...

'One person can't change a culture': Kelly MacCallum's viral tale of a bad fit holds lessons

In it, she shared her story of being hired less than 24 hours after a job interview with company she genuinely admired. "There was a little itty bitty voice in the back of my head that said, 'This particular employer might not be a fit for me,'" she said, noting a level of bureaucracy in the organization. "But everything else looked fine." » Read More...

Workers raise the bar: 2023 was a year of wage gains marked by high profile strikes

A month after 3,700 grocery store workers walked off their jobs at Toronto-area Metro stores earlier this year, they returned to work under a new contract that Unifor called "historic.'' Long days of picketing, including demonstrations at warehouses that halted deliveries to Metro stores across the province, led to a deal giving all workers an immediate raise of $1.50 an hour. » Read More...

Indigenous advisory council for CN resigns, says railway won't take responsibility

A council of prominent Indigenous leaders tasked with advising Canadian National Railway Co. says all 12 members have submitted resignations over what they say is the company's failure to acknowledge past wrongs and to follow its recommendations for reconciliation. » Read More...
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A Practical Guide to Understanding Motivation in The Modern Workplace

Unique, lively and powerfully effective, The Performance Principle is written for any manager, supervisor, or business leader who feels there must be a better, more systematic way to motivate their team and achieve phenomenal results. It tells the fictional story of Will Campbell, the newly promoted executive in charge of the Hyler manufacturing facility. Over the course of several tumultuous months, Campbell and his team learn the unique principles of performance management and the powerful results it can deliver.

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In a reversal, Starbucks proposes restarting union talks and reaching contract agreements in 2024

Starbucks said Friday it's committed to bargaining with its unionized workers and reaching labour agreements next year, a major reversal for the coffee chain after two years fighting the unionization of its U.S. stores. » Read More...

Thousands of protesters gather in Brussels calling for better wages and public services

Thousands of protesters gathered Tuesday in the capital of the European Union, calling for better public services, salaries and living conditions. The protest in downtown Brussels took place during EU negotiations over the new Stability and Growth Pact, which aims to limit debt and deficits for member countries. » Read More...

Wisconsin GOP leader says he's finished negotiating with university over pay raises, diversity deal

Wisconsin's top Republican lawmaker said Monday that he is finished negotiating with the Universities of Wisconsin over a deal that would have given the university system's employees a pay raise and paid for the construction of a new engineering building in exchange for reductions in staff positions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. » Read More...


The menopause factor: An overlooked aspect of workplace well-being

An evolving trend in today’s business landscape is the growing recognition of the invaluable skills and diverse perspectives that women bring to leadership roles. Studies from leading institutions, including  Harvard Kennedy School and McKinsey, consistently demonstrate that organizations with women in senior positions not only foster a more inclusive atmosphere, they also achieve higher profitability and productivity. » Read More...

Turning annual performance reviews into ‘humble encounters’ yields dividends for employees and managers

Every year, employees worldwide enter annual performance reviews with mixed feelings. Do employees enter these conversations with enthusiasm to learn new things? Rarely. Are managers eager to have these conversations and coach their employees on how they can improve in the coming year? No. These meetings are typically experienced as difficult conversations. » Read More...

Improved employment policies can encourage fathers to be more involved at home

While the COVID-19 pandemic had many detrimental socio-economic and health impacts, one silver lining has been the influence of remote work on men’s involvement in unpaid work at home. » 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. » Register now

HR West 2024

March 5, 2024 | Oakland Marriott City Center » Read More...