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Workplace Coaches

More and more companies are realizing the value workplace coaches can bring to their organization. Over the last decade, hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals have turned to workplace coaching as a movement to empower their employees and improve company morale. While the word ‘coach’ may remind some of their high school days, and perhaps even have a negative connotation, workplace coaches are not like the coaches we knew growing up.



Office Romance
With February being the month of love, here are some do's and don'ts for managing office romance.


Defeat the Winter Blues
The holiday period hangover can continue long into the new year, past the dreaded Blue Monday. There’s no denying that this time of year can be a gloomy time. --

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New Penalties For Hiring Contractors Who Are Employees
Recognizing when your workers are "employees" and when they are "independent contractors" is vital, particularly given new prohibitions and penalties.





    

FPT Ministers Responsible For Labour Exchange Ideas on Workplace Issues

Minister Hajdu Invites Canadians To Share Their Input On Modernizing Federal Labour Standards

57% of Canadian Companies Offer Fewer Health and Wellness Programs Than 5 Years Ago

Unemployment Rate Now Less Reflective of Overall Labour Market Performance Due to Demographics

2018 to be a Challenging Year for Both Sides of the Bargaining Table

New Guide Helps Indigenous Groups and Businesses to Build Authentic Partnerships

Addressing The 'Stress Factor' Can Improve Employee Total Health, Performance And Prevent Burnout

Talent Shortages Forcing Employers to Change Hiring Tactics


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    News

BC: Indigenous Communities to Benefit From Investment in Cultural Tourism

AB: New Family-Friendly Workplace Rules in Place

SK: A Little Fun Goes a Long Way Say Winners of Top Employers' Competition

MB: Province to Consult With Manitobans on the Pension Benefits Act Review

ON: Prov. Enhancing Enforcement to Ensure Worker Rights Are Protected

NB: State of the Province Address Focuses Upon Business Competitiveness, Job Creation, Families and Education

NB: Proposed Amendments to the Employment Standards Act

This Month
viewpoints
Don’t Stop Helping Each Other
Being vigilant for inappropriate behavior in the workplace shouldn’t keep you from creating a friendly work environment.

features
Workplace Coaches: Worth the Investment
Workplace coaching can develop employees and benefit corporations.
Office Romance: Do’s and Mostly Don’t’s
Before you send out a special Valentine’s day email to that special coworker, take these tips into consideration for managing office romances.


law
Employer Ordered to Pay 12 Months’ Termination Pay Due to Plant Closure
The notice period began when the plant closure was announced, not two months before it closed, a judge ruled
Company’s Delivery Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Business Owners
The Labour Relations Board decision paves the way for the drivers to become unionized.
Human Rights Tribunal Jurisdiction Applies to Non-Employment Relationships
The Supreme Court of Canada has extended human rights protection for people working for different employers.

strategies
Bump Up Productivity and Morale on Blue Monday – and Beyond
Strengthen team bonds and improve employee morale this year for a happier, more productive workforce.
Many Canadian Executives Missing Out on Benefits of Being a Mentor
Survey shows despite rewards, most CFOs haven't been a mentor.

Shop Talk
36% of Canadian Workers Plan to Look for a Job in 2018
Workers may be thinking
Stiff New Penalties For Hiring Independent Contractors Who Are Really Employees
Misclassifying employees as less-protected “independent contractors” could land employers in hot water following recent Bill 148.



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