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Optimizing Digital Tools

The search for increased productivity probably started when they were building the pyramids and the supervisors pushed the slaves to make bricks faster and then found ways to stack them even higher. That search has always assumed a greater intensity through every major change in production methods and improved technology. But nothing really compares to the rapid growth in digital technology that we’ve seen in the last few years. That has pushed everyone just a little faster to find ways to make workers and the workplace even more productive.



Encouraging Innovation
Innovation is crucial if your organization is going to make any lasting impression or add real value to the field in which you operate. Good leaders know how to promote creative thinking in the people that work under them and have a knack for identifying and cultivating good ideas.


Canadian CFOs Collaborating More With CIOs
As the integration of technology solutions continues to reshape businesses, C-suite collaboration, increasingly, is standard procedure. A new survey reveals that 74% of CFOs in Canada collaborate with their company's CIO more now than three years ago.


Feeling the Burn
A recent survey found that nearly all senior managers in Canada believe their team members are experiencing some degree of burnout.





    

New Federal Investment Will Help Improve Women's Economic Security in Halifax

New Programs to Boost Newcomer Settlement and Integration

Minister Bains Announces Investment in Work-Integrated Learning

Fed. Gov’t. Invests in Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

On the Path Towards a More Accessible Canada with Creation of Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies

Despite Uptick in Unemployment, Wage Growth Surges

Labour Markets Healthy in Most Metropolitan Areas


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    News

AB: Albertans under 55 feel their generation worse off compared to parents' generation: ATB research

AB: A Leaner WCB Board Means More Money for Services

SK: A Year Of Strong Job Growth For Saskatchewan

NB: Supporting the Next Generation of Workers in New Brunswick

NS: More Support for Hiring Young, Diverse People

NB: Minister Ng Announces Investments Supporting Female Entrepreneurship and Export Opportunities in Atlantic Canada

This Month
viewpoints
Standing Up for Sitting Down
More and more reports are revealing flaws in the case against sitting at a desk while at work.

features
Getting the Most from Digital Tools in the Workplace
The digital age has pushed everyone just a little faster to find ways to make workers and the workplace even more productive.
Encouraging Innovation in Your Workforce
Here are ways you can encourage innovation in your workplace and reap the benefits as a result.


law
Company’s Cleaners Are Employees, Not Franchisees, Court Rules
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that people providing cleaning services were entitled to employee rights and benefits.
Professor’s Tweets About Settlement Cost Him His Payment
Settlements in labour law are sacrosanct,” the arbitrator stated in finding the professor violated his agreement.
Termination for Unauthorized Leave of Absence Was Not Discriminatory
“Accommodation is a two-way process,” a Tribunal found against a woman on unauthorized medical leave.

strategies
Survey: 74% of Canadian CFOs Collaborating More With Their Firm's CIO
CFOs in Canada collaborate with their company's CIO more now than three years ago.
Cannabis Report Examines Workplace Implications, Ripple Effects
An impressive 76% of organizations had updated their policies related to cannabis use ahead of legalization.

Shop Talk
Feeling the Burn
96% of managers in Canada say their Staff are experiencing some degree of burnout
Updates to Canada Labour Code Come into Effect Sept. 1
The Federal Government is modernizing federal labour standards, which have remained relatively unchanged since they were established in the 1960s.



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