Almost half of Canadians are considering leaving their job: survey

Source: dailyhive.com Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of Canadians are considering leaving their current job. According to the 11th annual Hays Salary Guide, the majority of Canadian employers feel confident about the economy and have a positive employment outlook, but that perspective is not shared by their teams. Reduced social interaction, increased workloads, and a lack of well-being …

Second wave of COVID-19 would devastate Canada’s small businesses: CFIB

Source: www.citynews1130.com VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As we are warned of more cases of COVID-19, small businesses in Canada say a second wave would be devastating. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is urging federal and provincial governments to do everything possible to avoid further shutdowns and ensure strong and immediate economic supports are in place.

COVID-19 may accelerate workplace automation that is bigger risk for women: StatCan

Source: www.prpeak.com OTTAWA — Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says. “The COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate the implementation of new technology, as firms might look to make the production and delivery of goods and the provision of services more resilient in the future,” said the …

Working Canadians Are More Willing to Admit to Struggling with a Mental Illness in 2020, but Less Likely to Consider Depression a Disability

Source: www.ipsos.com Three Quarters (77%) Would Admit To Having A Mental Illness, But Privacy (50%), Fear Of Different Treatment (45%), And Stigma (45%) Continue To Stop Many From Sharing Their Struggles Toronto, ON, September 22, 2020 — As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased attention being paid to how the coronavirus is impacting the mental health …

Heading back to an office soon? Expect to see a lot of changes

Source: cbc.ca How some companies are making work-spaces safer in preparation for more staff returning to the office Countless office towers, offices, boardrooms and cubicles have been sitting empty throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As people cautiously negotiate heading back to the office over the coming months, they’re likely to see a lot of changes. “The central issue is there’s a …

Hundreds of people line up at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal on July 14, 2020. “It’s really important to note that pandemics are manifestly unfair because the greatest effects are borne by the people who already are the least well off,” says York University’s Steven Hoffman. “We saw that in the first wave and of course we will see that again in the second wave.” BUSINESS ‘It would be devastating’: If Canada gets hit by a second COVID-19 wave this fall, government money could run out and some sectors may not survive

Source: ourwindsor.ca A second wave of COVID-19 this fall would send a tsunami through the country’s economy and in a worst-case scenario leave millions looking for the basic means to survive, a University of Toronto expert says. With government aid capacities stretched thin, many industries on the ropes and the psyches of Canadian consumers already frayed, autumn spikes like those …

Business leaders concerned about physical distancing as more employees return to work

Source: www.inthehammer.com As more businesses continue to reopen, many leaders are concerned about how they will be able to facilitate physical distancing in the workplace. According to a recent survey from Get Working, a new product being launched by enterprise software company Foko Retail, 50 per cent of business leaders believe it will be logistically difficult to enforce physical distancing. …

COVID-19: Pandemic could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture

Source: www.collingwoodtoday.ca Catching a glimpse of a co-worker’s baby or pet can help humanize workplaces and make colleagues more understanding and empathetic — one positive byproduct of the pandemic-fuelled remote work phenomenon The COVID-19 lockdown has become synonymous with working from home for many people. While some research has suggested that remote work can be isolating, it also makes the …

How can I safely return to work during the pandemic?

Source: www.cbc.ca From the commute to chats at the water cooler, there are ways to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 COVID-19 put millions of Canadians out of work and sent millions of others home to work from kitchen tables and sofas. Staying healthy as work resumes for some and others leave their homes for more formal work settings is …