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Diversity and Inclusion

Paying close attention to how we facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more important. This is true both in terms of promoting the overall well-being of your employees and for encouraging innovation and financial performance. In fact, reports continue to be published which indicate that a more diverse workforce is more likely to come up with original ideas and outperform their competitors. In order to make sure your organization benefits from implementing these positive initiatives, it is important to understand exactly what they are and what steps you can take to ensure diversity and inclusion become hallmarks of your company.

S.M.A.R.T. Objectives
More than 50 years ago Peter Drucker and others started talking about a management strategy that used the S.M.A.R.T. system for setting objectives.

Combatting Stress through People Science
Many companies view stress as a necessary part of doing business, but HR and people leaders know better.
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Personalized Wellness Programs
Most working Canadians say personalized wellness programs would improve well-being, but flexibility and customization are key.


Canada's First Federal Accessibility Legislation Comes Into Force

Minister Duclos Highlights Importance of Supporting Present and Future Generations of Canadian Retirees

Labour Markets Remain Tight Despite Lack of Job Gains

Employment Up in Most Metropolitan Areas Compared with June 2018

Fed. Gov’t. Supports Training and Resources for Workplace Harassment and Violence

Minister Bains Announces Investment in Work-Integrated Learning



BC: Licensing Recruiters to Protect Foreign Workers

SK: More People Working In Province Than Ever Before

ON: Fed Gov’t. Supports Initiative to Address Workplace Sexual Harassment and Improve Access to Justice in Ontario

ON: Inspection Blitz to Support New and Young Worker Safety

ON: Ontario and Québec Ministers Work to Strengthen Interprovincial Trade Provinces Partner to Explore Mutually Beneficial Economic Opportunities

NB: Funding for Bridging Program to Train Nurses

NS: Youth Unemployment Lowest on Record Since 1976

This Month
The Power of Informal Leaders
There are leaders within your organization that operate well below the radar, yet have more power than a general or CEO

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Paying close attention to how we facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more important.
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Performance Objectives
Set objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.

Fired Executive Loses Defamation Suit Against Whistleblowers
The man eventually sued the alleged writers of a letter that got him fired for than $3 million.
Employer Justified in Not Hiring Employee Who Regularly Uses Marijuana
A lack of workplace cannabis testing means employers can’t assess risks of impairment, an arbitrator and then judge found.
Lawyer Was Discriminated Against Based on Age and Race
Notes from a group hiring interview showed he was assessed as being older than the other candidates.

HR’s Secret Weapon For Combatting Stress: People Science
When it comes to stress, the research is clear: too much is bad for staff, and for business.
Artificial Intelligence and Other Technological Advancements Unlikely to Lead to Mass Unemployment
Study suggests that despite dire predictions, burgeoning technologies will not lead to substantial job losses.

Shop Talk
New Study Finds 62% of Business Owners Feel Depressed at Least Once a Week
Canadian Mental Health Association study supported by BDC takes pulse of entrepreneurs’ well-being.
Most Working Canadians Say Personalized Wellness Programs Would Improve Wellbeing
But flexibility and customization in benefits are key to improving outcomes in personal and professional aspects of daily life.

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