How better employee monitoring enhances workplace safety

Source: www.hcamag.com At a time when nearly every growing business is facing a shortage of qualified workers, the HR function has never been more important. In the last decade, the country’s unemployment rate has plummeted from approximately 10% to 3.5%. At the same time, the skills gap has grown, and as a result, business leaders’ No. 1 concern is now …

Coronavirus: A Primer On Best Practices In The Workplace

Source: www.mondaq.com In recent weeks, we have paid close attention to government and media reports confirming new cases of a novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China and spreading to a number of cities and countries worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared a global health emergency as the outbreak continues to spread. According to recent reports, there are …

Personality assessment tests are no substitute for truly getting to know your employees

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com American psychologist and author Adam Grant has famously described the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, arguably the most commonly used personality assessment, as being somewhere between a horoscope and a heart monitor in terms of accuracy. Unfortunately, many employers misuse personality tests to make significant human-resource decisions, from who to hire to who to promote.

Minister of labour discusses 3 policy initiatives

Source: hrreporter.com Mental health, right to disconnect, digital platform workers on agenda Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi was in Windsor, Ont. recently to meet with stakeholders to discuss a number of new labour policy initiatives the federal government is piloting. Meeting with leaders of a local Unifor union, along with the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of …

Six ways to be a more thoughtful leader

Source: www.hcamag.com When you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and simple Leadership and decision-making go hand in hand and as technology changes how we live and work, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can appear more complex, according to Michelle Gibbings, author of Bad Boss: What to do if you …

Jobs for all ages

Source: winnipegfreepress.com With Boomers sticking around longer, it’s getting harder to attract and retain Millennials The year 2020 is Manitoba’s 150th birthday which got me thinking about birthdays in general. I was thinking especially about those individuals that are turning the so called “magic” age of 65 but who are still in the workforce. Statistics show this group of workforce seniors …

A Short Guide to Building Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills

Source: hbr.org With critical thinking ranking among the most in-demand skills for job candidates, you would think that educational institutions would prepare candidates well to be exceptional thinkers, and employers would be adept at developing such skills in existing employees. Unfortunately, both are largely untrue.

Canadians worry about finances 2 hours a day: survey

Source: hrreporter.com ‘Many are feeling rudderless when it comes to managing finances’ People in Canada spend an average of two hours per day worrying about their finances, with 18- to 35-year-olds worrying the most, finds a new survey from Scotiabank. This age group worries about finances 2.4 hours a day, while those 55 and up worry an average of 1.4 …

Job-placement centre for GM workers set to open in Oshawa, Ont.

Source: hrreporter.com About 3,000 workers lost jobs due to manufacturer shuttering long-running assembly plant A new centre to support auto parts workers affected by the assembly line closure at the General Motors (GM) Oshawa plant with skills retraining and employment services is set to open. In October, Unifor and the Ontario government announced the opening of an action centre for …