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Workplace Negativity

A negative workplace is not only toxic for those who spend time there, but it also means that productivity and innovation are going to suffer substantially. Unfortunately, negativity seems to be an increasing problem in contemporary workplaces, and it results in a situation where everyone misses out. Time spent in a negative environment diminishes confidence and results in a poor work ethic. Luckily, there are strategies that can be deployed to target negative thinking at the source and help resolve it in a way that will benefit everyone and encourage a more positive community to emerge.



Optimizing HR Analytics
HR Analytics is basically the process of using and interpreting data to assist Human Resource functions like staffing, retention, training and performance management. If used properly, this information can help HR and the organizations they serve to improve all aspects of people management.

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Courageous Leadership
Strong leaders find the courage to face management crisis and technical issues, pulling them down into the minutiae of details. That means having the courage to talk about sensitive issues we’ve been avoiding and having the courage to listen to what we don’t want to hear.


Cannabis Testing in the Workplace
A new report examines the human rights legislation on alcohol and drug testing in the workplace, common testing protocols, and different types of testing.



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Mental Health in the Workplace: Global Impact Study

Canadian Employers Plan to Hold the Line on Pay Raises in 2020 but Planning for Greater Pay Transparency

Small Businesses and Self-Employed Provide Most Jobs Worldwide

Cannabis May Be Legal, but it's Not Allowed in Most Canadian Workplaces



 

    News

BC: Have Your Say on Safe Work for Young People

BC: WorkSafeBC Raising Awareness About Dangers of Slips, Trips and Falls at Work

AB: Budget 2019 Boosts Job Creation and Economy

SK: Small Businesses Continue To Grow Saskatchewan’s Economy

MB: Province Launches Manitoba Works Plan

ON: Province Making Businesses More Accessible for Employees, Supporting Inclusive Hiring in the Retail Sector

NS: Private Sector Employment at Record High

PE: New Leave for Employees

This Month
viewpoints
Artificial Intelligence or Fake News
It seems to me that AI is not the panacea that its proponents claim, and that, like fake news, it’s more than a little dangerous.

features
Minimizing Workplace Negativity
Negativity seems to be an increasing problem in contemporary workplaces, and it results in a situation where everyone misses out.
Making the Most of HR Analytics
Big companies are sitting on massive amounts of information -- with no real way to analyse them.


law
Dismissal Based on Allegation of Pornography Possession Was Unjust
The judge ruled the employer’s evidence the man downloaded pornography on his work laptop was hearsay.
Man Dismissed for Showing Female Supervisor Sexually Explicit Photo
“I am not convinced ‘he gets it,’ the arbitrator said in upholding the man’s termination.
Gym Trainer Dismissed for Poor Performance, Not Discriminatory Grounds
The trainer was fired for incompetence, not for his sexuality or mental health, a tribunal found.

strategies
Courageous Leadership: What Are You Waiting For?
Strong leaders find the courage to face management crisis and technical issues, pulling them down into the minutiae of details.
Two in Five Workers in Canada Have Quit Due to a Bad Boss, Survey


Shop Talk
Canadian Workers Increasingly Recognize Mental Illness as a Disability, but Stigma Remains
Survey reveals fear of repercussions can impede willingness to seek help.
Fit For Duty: No “One Size Fits All” Solution for Cannabis Testing in the Workplace
New report examines human rights legislation on alcohol and drug testing in the workplace, common testing protocols, and different types of testing.



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