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Behaviour vs. Competency

Finding the best and brightest employees can be challenging yet extremely rewarding for growing organizations. Hiring through the lens of behavioural competency can lead to not just finding the best individuals but helping to retain those valuable assets even longer. But hiring for competency allows you to more easily rate candidates and in many cases to faster hiring processes.

Being Smart, Safe and Agile
There are many definitions of an agile workplace, but most commonly it refers to some form of optimizing the available workspace by having shared or non-assigned seats or desks.

The Changing Face of HR
The rapid proliferation of digital tools, rising popularity of the gig economy, and increasing demands for work/life balance are creating a seismic shift in the way organizations operate and manage their people.

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Responding to Employee Anxiety About COVID-19
With coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on the rise, your employees are likely experiencing a high degree of uncertainty, worry and stress. Here are some ways you can help.


Statement by the Minister of Labour, in Support of Canadian Workers

CMA Urges All Employers to Discontinue Requirement for Sick Notes During COVID-19

Almost 25 Million Jobs Could Be Lost worldwide as a Result of COVID-19, Says ILO

Consumer Confidence Plummets as COVID-19 Fears Spread

Key Workplace Transformation Decisions Shifting From CHROs to CEOs

CCOHS Makes Courses and Publications Available to Help Workplaces During COVID-19 Pandemic

Emergency Response Benefit to Help Workers and Businesses



BC: COVID-19 Action Plan: Province's First Steps to Support People, Businesses

BC: Protecting Jobs During Difficult Times

AB: Prov. Gov’t Providing Immediate Financial Assistance to Albertans Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis

SK: Ensuring Leave For Employees During Public Health Emergencies

MB: Prov. Gov’t Introduces Workplace Safety And Health Amendment Act

ON: Prov. Supporting Workers, Municipalities and Retailers in Response to COVID-19

NB: State of emergency declared in response to COVID-19

NS: Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

PE: Province Announces More Financial Support for Islanders

PE: Premier Announces Initial Financial Support, Declares Public Health Emergency

YK: Prov. Gov’t. Announces a Stimulus Package to Support Businesses and Workers

NU: Minister of Health declares Public Health Emergency

NF: Provincial Government to Provide Compensation to Workers in COVID-19 Self-Isolation

This Month
Leading from the Front
Leaders show the way forward and can get others to follow the path they have identified.

Behaviour versus Competency: You Have the Choice
Hiring through the lens of behavioural competency can lead to not just finding the best individuals but helping to retain those valuable assets even longer.
Being Smart, Safe and Agile
Learn about the pros and cons of agile workplaces.

Auto Dealer Employee Termination Upheld for Videoing Female Customer
The man had taken secret videos of a young customer he claimed was intoxicated, showing them to colleagues.
Food Delivery Couriers Are Not Independent Contractors, Labour Board Rules
“The courier is a mere cog in the wheel,” the board ruled in allowing the drivers to unionize.
Female Instructor Not Discriminated Against Based on Marital Status
There was a ‘power struggle’ between the woman, her husband, and the college, and adjudicator found.

The Changing Face of HR: 3 Ways the Sector is Transforming
Here are three ways HR is changing – and three challenges that HR leaders must overcome to fully take advantage.
International Women’s Day 2020: Gender Equality at Work?

Shop Talk
6 Tips to Respond to Employee Anxiety About COVID-19
While employers are preparing responses to safeguard their business operations and protect the physical health of their employees during this crisis, it’s important to consider everyone’s psychological health and safety, too.
Working From the Bathroom and the Treadmill: The Latest Work From Home Habits
Canadians are increasingly avoiding the dreaded commute, and many are thriving when they work in the comfort of their homes.

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