You clicked, we counted: Talent Canada’s Top 10 stories of 2022
You clicked, we counted. Over the holidays, we crunched the numbers to reveal the 10 most viewed stories on Talent Canada in 2022.
As always, there were a few surprises on the list. Without further adieu, here’s the list of the stories that captured the attention of business leaders, HR professionals and employers throughout the year.
Number 10: HRPA CEO joins ‘Great Resignation’ and announces her retirement
Louise Taylor Green has announced her retirement as chief executive officer of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Read the story: https://www.talentcanada.ca/hrpa-ceo-joins-great-resignation-and-announces-her-retirement/
Number 9: Changing the deal: Updating employment agreements
The question: Can employers “update” employment contracts with existing employees? The answer: Yes and no. Yes, it is possible in theory, and no, it is not as easy as many employers think. The common misstep: If an existing employee simply signs an “updated” employment contract at the employer’s request without receiving anything of value in return, that contract is not worth the paper it is written on.
Number 8: Canadian employers dig deep with big pay raises
Canadian employers are digging deep into their pocketbooks when it comes to raises this year, according to a recent salary survey. Eckler found that employers across the country are projecting the highest salary increase in two decades, with the average base salary projected to rise 4.2 per cent in 2023.
Number 7: How to rewire your brain towards positive thinking
How many negative thoughts do you think you have a day? The more negative thoughts, the more efficient your brain gets at creating negative them, says Dr. Bill Howatt. Read the story: https://www.talentcanada.ca/how-to-rewire-your-brain-towards-positive-thinking/
Number 6: Federal court rules on mandatory vaccination policies
The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that vaccine mandates do not “force” employees to get vaccinated.
Rather, workplace vaccination policies force employees to make a choice between being vaccinated or remaining unvaccinated and losing that particular source of income.
Number 5: Does daylight savings affect employee pay?
When Daylight Savings ends in the fall, employers run the risk of underpaying employees and breaking work time rules as workers end up working an extra hour in their shift. However, when daylight savings begins employees will work one hour less. This raises the question of whether employees still get paid for all their scheduled hours.
Number 4: Why Canada needs 400,000 immigrants per year
In late October, the Canadian government announced the most ambitious immigration plan in the nation’s history. Beginning in 2021, Canada will aim to welcome more than 400,000 new immigrants per year. Read the story: https://www.talentcanada.ca/why-canada-needs-more-than-400000-immigrants-per-year/
Number 3: Five common misconceptions around vacation law in Canada
The rules surrounding vacation time and vacation pay are some of the most complicated, but least understood, part of employment law in Canada. Employment lawyer John Hyde takes a look. Read the full story: https://www.talentcanada.ca/five-common-misconceptions-around-vacation-law-in-canada/
Number 2: Podcast: A culture of health – tips on fostering workplace well-being
Talent Canada senior editor Todd Humber sat down with Janet Young, director, well-being and health services, people and culture at TELUS Health, to talk about how employers can create a culture of health. Listen to the podcast: https://www.talentcanada.ca/podcasts/a-culture-of-health-tips-on-fostering-workplace-well-being/
Number 1: The end of an era
The death of Queen Elizabeth II made major national and international headlines last year. Our story on whether or that might lead to a national holiday in Canada was the most read story of the year on Talent Canada. Read the story: https://www.talentcanada.ca/queens-passing-might-mean-a-national-holiday-in-canada/
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