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Virtual Onboarding

Now that many organizations are working partially or even completely on a remote basis, itís time to revisit your onboarding practices for new employees. We used to invite them in for an early visit to the offices and then spend a day and maybe a whole week around helping them get used to the place and our organization. We still need to do all that, all except for the visit and tour of our office space or headquarters.



Welcome to the Jobs of the Future
Never before has the job market seemed more precarious or subject to forces largely outside of our control. The years ahead will see major changes across companies and organizations of all shapes and sizes.


Pandemic Accelerated Digital Upskilling
A new survey paints a picture of a global workfoce that sees the shift in romote working as just the tip fo the iceberg, and that automation is putting jobs at risk.


Employer Confidence in Canada is Returning to Pre-pandemic Levels
The pandemic has taken a heavy toll in this country and around the world. But for the first time since the pandemic arrived, we can say to Canadians that there are more jobs available now than a year ago.





    

Fed. Govít. Launches Consultations to Ensure Labour Protections Meet New Realities of Working Canadians

Providing Women With Needed Skills and Opportunities

Federal Support to Initiative to Address Workplace Sexual Harassment

FTP Labour Ministers Meet to Discuss Workplace Issues

Legislation to Increase Number of Weeks for EI Regular Benefits

Shifting Labour Market Requires Flexibility



 

    News

AB: 90,000 Jobs to be Created with Record Capital Investments

MB: Helping Workers Develop the Skills They Need to Find Good Jobs

ON: Prov. Making it Easier to Administer Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Work

ON: Province Helping Francophone Newcomers Find Good Jobs

NB: Wage Increases on April 1 for Workers in the Human Service Sector

NS: Province's Approach to Setting Minimum Wage to be Reviewed

PE: Province Announces Supports For Impacted Workers

This Month
viewpoints
Stop Spinning: My Head Hurts
We have to resist the temptation to only provide good news to our staff and give them the real goods.

features
Welcome to the Jobs of the Future
Letís take a look at sectors of the job market where the future looks brightest.
Welcome Aboard: Virtual Onboarding
Now that many organizations are working partially or even completely on a remote basis, itís time to revisit your onboarding practices for new employees.


law
Nurse Unjustly Disciplined for Social Media Posts
An appeal court found that her professional body violated her right to freedom of expression.
Cameras in Classrooms Donít Violate Teacher Privacy
Using videoconferencing to teach students at home does not violate teachersí right to privacy, a Quebec arbitrator has found.
Psychiatrist Not Discriminated Against Based on Age, Tribunal Finds
The hospital was obliged to investigate concerns that the psychiatrist was not providing adequate care, the Tribunal found.

strategies
Employer Confidence in Canada is Returning to Pre-pandemic Levels
For the first time since the pandemic started, employers in Canada are posting more jobs than they did a year ago.
Stronger Workers' Voice Will Help Canadian Workplaces Adapt to Change
Canadian workplaces would respond better to coming challenges with stronger mechanisms to facilitate input and dialogue with employees.

Shop Talk
Pandemic Has Accelerated Digital Upskilling, But Key Groups Still Miss Out
While 40% of workers say their digital skills improved during the lockdown, data shows unequal access to career and training opportunities.
Workplace Gender Gap Hits Home
The pandemic is negatively affecting working Canadian women's careers, stress levels, and mental health at greater levels than men.



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