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Shifting Your Company Culture

If you think that your existing culture can take your business or organization where you want to go, then keep doing what you’re doing. Just be careful because complacency is often the enemy of success. As you sit back and enjoy what you have now, others are actively planning to lure your best employees and your business away. If you’ve realized that your company culture is outdated or even detrimental to future success and growth, then you are more likely to consider some more radical changes. Either way, you should take a look at your existing corporate or company culture and see if it fits where you are now, and even more importantly, where you want to go next.



5 Career New Year’s Resolutions
As the new year approaches, we reflect back on the lessons we’ve learned this year. And as always, we look to improve our well-being by applying the teachings from those lessons or make new commitments to better our life and selves. But what about our career?

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How Leaders Build — And Destroy — Trust
Trust is the belief or confidence that one party has in the reliability, integrity and honesty of another party. It is the expectation that the faith one places in someone else will be honored. When I asked 537 managers how leaders build and destroy trust, here is what I learned.


Improving Youth Mental Health a Priority
Close to two million working Canadians have unmet mental health care needs that prevent them from performing at their highest potential. Among them, young Canadians living with depression and/or anxiety represent the highest cost to the Canadian economy in lost productivity.





    

CHRC Calls for Further Effort Toward Full Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities

Final Report on Government Diversity and Inclusion Released

PSAC Welcomes Apology and Redress for LGBTQ2 Workers

Business Council Calls on Federal Government to Address Canada’s Competitiveness Challenges

Canadian Employees’ Financial Well-Being Falters, Survey Finds

Missing Direction: The Challenge for Defined Contribution Plans

Managing Pain from the Demands of Work


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    News

BC: People with Disabilities, Inclusive Employers to Benefit from Program Extension

AB: Bill Would Improve Safety, Well-Being of Albertans

AB: Prov. Improves Economic Immigration Process

MB: New Report Predicts Strong Growth in Manitoba's Economy

SK: Prov. Projected to Lead Canada in Economic Growth Over Next Two Years

MB: Province Announces $25 Million for Community-Based Training and Employment Services

ON: OPSEU Scores Win for Workers as Liberals Back Off On Health And Safety Changes

ON: New Study Reveals Toxic Environment of Physical And Sexual Violence Against Staff In Ontario Hospitals

NB: Committee Established to Strengthen Labour-Government Relations

NS: Atlantic Premiers United on Growing the Economy, Creating Jobs, Oceans Opportunities and Regulatory Cooperation

NS: Gov’t. Launches Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program

NL: Employment Assistance Services Expanding to College of the North Atlantic

This Month
viewpoints
Advice to Youth
I have some advice for those just starting out and maybe for a few out there who are stuck and gaining little traction in their career.

features
How to Shift Your Company Culture
If you’ve realized that your company culture is outdated or even detrimental to future success and growth, then you are more likely to consider some more radical changes.
5 Career New Year’s Resolutions
From cleaning your inbox to staying healthy and work-life balance, here are five simple career New Year’s resolutions.


law
Former Executive Awarded $750,000 for Employer’s “Reprehensible” Behaviour
Keeping a demoted VP “in suspended animation” for months was “callous, highhanded, insensitive and reprehensible,” a judge ruled.
Painter Reinstated After Employer Laid Him Off as a Reprisal
A municipality eliminated a painter’s position after he grieved the retroactive date of a pay upgrade.
Taxi Driver Awarded $30,000 for Discrimination Against Her Pregnancy
The driver with a high-risk pregnancy was fired after she refused to climb steep stairs to attend a board meeting.

strategies
How Leaders Build — And Destroy — Trust
Seven actions that can build or destroy trust in your team or organization.
Canadian Employers' Compensation and Hiring Plans Could Lead to Workforce Crisis in 2018
90% of employees would consider leaving their current role for one that met their expectations – a sentiment Hays believes may trigger considerable business-threatening employee departures in 2018.

Shop Talk
Goal Setting Matters to Canadian Workers
Survey uncovers generational and gender differences around setting and discussing goals.
Improving Youth Mental Health a Priority for Society and the Economy
Close to two million working Canadians have unmet mental health care needs that prevent them from performing at their highest potential.



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