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‘Frustration takes over’: How arbitration plans went awry in WestJet mechanics strike

On June 27, a directive for binding arbitration from Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan was met with job action by WestJet plane mechanics just one day after it was issued, catching the airline and the government off guard. The work stoppage raises questions about a dispute resolution process that pushed tensions to the breaking point.

Ontario and Alberta partner to create more opportunities for internationally trained skilled workers

The governments of Ontario and Alberta are supporting a framework for collaboration on international credential recognition and post-journeyperson certification. This partnership aims to reduce interprovincial barriers and red tape for credential recognition and encourage the flow of labour between the two provinces.

SK's Immigration Services Act now in force

Saskatchewan's Immigration Services Act came into force on July 1, enhancing the province's ability to manage and monitor the immigration system and protect foreign workers from exploitation.

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Stop Hiding and Start Living by Talent Canada Contributor Dr. Bill Howatt

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Inducements in recruitment can lead to increased liability in dismissals

When attempting to fill a position, employers will often look to recruit employees who are currently in that same (or a similar) role at a different organization and who show great experience or potential. While “poaching” an individual who is already employed can be beneficial for the company, there is also some risk to this approach. » Read More...

Does DEI need a rebrand?

Growing evidence suggests employers have struggled to get buy-in for diversity, equity and inclusion activities, and are shifting focus and resources from these initiatives, though billions of dollars have been invested over the past few years. » Read More...

Work friends can help employees combat loneliness and maintain engagement

As America navigates what Surgeon General Vivek Murthy described as a loneliness epidemic, employers and employees across the country are trying to address what for many people is a lack of real friendships at work. » Read More...


Supervisors are crucial in socializing new employees during onboarding

Starting a new job can be daunting. New employees are often worried about how they should behave at work and what they should do when they join a new company. But they may also feel uncomfortable asking questions of their supervisors and peers for fear of being viewed as ignorant or incompetent. » Read More...

Two perception scores predict employees’ mental health: Howatt

Resiliency is an evidence-based protective factor for employees. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.” But resiliency may not be the same in different areas of one’s life, such as home and work. » Read More...


Reimagine: CPHR Alberta Annual Hybrid Conference

October 1, 2024 | 700 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6 or Online » Learn more

Annual CPHR Saskatchewan Conference

October 2, 2024 | 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 7L3 » Learn more

CPHR Altantic 2024: A Workplace for All

October 7, 2024 | 225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB » Learn more

CPHR Manitoba's HR Conference 2024

October 22, 2024 | 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 » Learn more