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Many Generations at Work

There have always been younger and older workers in the workplace, but today the gap between generations at work is far greater than it ever has been. Managers and supervisors now have to deal with not just people coming in or those getting ready for retirement, but for a range of interests and expectations that seem impossible to meet. That challenge may continue for quite some time as the baby boomers hang on to their places at work far beyond the old retirement age of 60 or 65. So what are managers to do?

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Building a Bridge to the Future
If your company or organization has a skills gap, you are certainly not alone. All over Canada and around the world business is competing for skills that are high demand and very low supply.


Is Remote Work Here to Stay?
It has been over 100 days since COVID-19 first disrupted the everyday lives of Canadians. The Conference Board of Canada found that nearly two-thirds of organizations currently have at least 60% of their employees working remotely.


Mental Health Linked to Employer Support During COVID-19
Morneau Shepell released its monthly Mental Health Index™ report, showing a consistent negative mental health score in Canada for the third consecutive month.





    

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Changes to Federal Labour Standards for Work-integrated Learning

New Investments in Sick Leave, Child Care and PPE Should Become Permanent Support

YW Calgary Offers a New Online Tool to Help Canadians Cope With Uncertainty



 

    News

BC: Online Tool Speeds Up Temporary Layoff Application Process

BC: Workers’ Compensation Changes To Better Support Workers

AB: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces

SK: 30,300 More Jobs as Saskatchewan Re-Opens

MB: Province Expands 'Back to Work' Wage Subsidy Program

MB: Prov. Asks Fed. Gov’t. to Redesign CERB Program

ON: Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces

ON: Prov. Urged to Create New Strategy to Expand Degree Programs at Colleges

NB: Amendments Made to Essential Worker Wage Top-up Program

PE: More Job Opportunities Available In Rural Areas

This Month
viewpoints
The Value of Thank You
It doesn’t cost anything, takes very little time or energy and has an immediate and long-lasting impact.

features
Many Generations. One Workplace
Here’s a primer on the many generations under the umbrella of the modern workplace.
Building a Bridge to the Future
The cost of the gap in skills and skilled employees is huge.


law
Drivers May File Class Action in Ontario to Be Considered Employees
A contract’s provision to hold arbitration overseas was ‘unconscionable,’ the Supreme Court rules.
Employer Must Accommodate Worker with Marijuana Prescription
A lack of testing for cannabis impairment does not constitute undue hardship.
Midwives Granted 20% Raise in Pay Equity Claim
he employer was found to not have taken proactive steps to monitor the fairness of their compensation versus doctors.

strategies
Working it Out: Is Remote Work Here to Stay?
Employers are still considering their long-term plans, but early results suggest that many employees will eventually be called back to the workplace.
Powerful Leaders Go Beyond Empowerment to Empartnerment
Leaders who can tap into everyone’s genius are far more likely to help their organizations navigate our stormy seas.

Shop Talk
Canadians' Mental Health Linked to Quality of Employer Support During COVID-19
Canadians continue to struggle with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and need employer support now more than ever.



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