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Getting Ready for Big Changes

Although change is necessary, it is one of the most difficult things for people to adapt to. People naturally resist change, but it is becoming more important than ever that individuals be agile when it comes to a changing work environment. Companies can prepare their employees for coming changes by using a few simple tactics.







Building Trust
An efficient and positive workplace is built on a number of crucial factors – a physical environment that accommodates the needs of the employees, clear and frequent communication between employees and leaders, and an understanding of who should be doing what and when.


Leading Your Team Post COVID: From Surviving to Thriving
These are anxious and uncertain times for the economy and the workforce. A virus, invisible to the eye, is changing the landscape of work, with immediate and seemingly permanent impacts.

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Employees Views on Current and Post-Pandemic Workplace
Many employees are now turning their attention to the impending move back to their workplaces, and what the new normal will look like.





    

New Process Allows Temporary Workers to Get Back to Work Quickly

Minister of Labour Provides Update on Work to Keep Canadian Workers Safe

Minister of Labour Recognizes Outstanding Employment Equity Employers

Federal Support Program for Large Employers Open for Applications

Fed. Gov’t. Extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Canada Summer Jobs Start Rolling out to Keep Young People Working during COVID-19



 

    News

BC: Premier Outlines Plan to Restart Province Safely

AB: Project Maps Newcomers to Opportunities in Digital Economy

SK: Day of Mourning Honours Workers Who Lost Lives

MB: Online Tool Matches Employers and Students for Jobs

ON: Prov. Gov’t Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

ON: Province Protecting Child Care For Parents When They Return to Work

ON: Province Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work

NB: No New Cases of COVID-19; Top-up Funding for Front-line Workers

NF: Prov. Gov’t. Announces Support for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

This Month
viewpoints
The One Constant: Change
We can manage change or plan to deal with it, but we cannot avoid it or prevent change from happening.

features
Getting Ready for Big Changes
People naturally resist change, but it is becoming more important than ever that individuals be agile when it comes to a changing work environment.
Building Trust
Without trust, a company that is doing everything else right can end up crashing and burning.


law
Bank Employees Win Class Action Suit About Overtime Pay
‘The bank should have known better’ than to require preapproval for overtime, the court ruled.
Grievance Over Move to Cloud-Based Email Dismissed
A university faculty association claimed the cloud-based email violated members’ privacy and academic freedom.
Job Candidate Not Discriminated Against in Video Prescreening
The man failed the video test because he answered no to having required skills.

strategies
Leading Your Team Post COVID: From Surviving to Thriving
These are anxious and uncertain times for the economy and the workforce. A virus, invisible to the eye, is changing the landscape of work.
Working through COVID-19: Return to Work Survey
How prepared are employers for the risks of returning to the workplace? How will new measures impact working arrangements in the long term?

Shop Talk
Canadian Employees Share Views on Current and Post-Pandemic Workplace
Robert Half surveyed 500 professionals in Canada to find out more about their current situation, concerns for the future at work, and what they see changing the most.



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