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Brave New World of HR 2022

There’s no denying the fact that the last couple of years have been a roller coaster for anyone working in an HR capacity. The pandemic spurred a near-total reinvention of the role, and after some initial growing pains, 2022 is set to be the year that this new HR function really comes into its own and that we start pushing the boundaries of how HR can add value. The way we work has obviously changed dramatically, but it is also true that the very structures, values, and priorities according to which companies operate have been altered. In the context of so much fluctuation, there has been a heavy burden placed on human resources departments to stay on top of these rapid developments and continue to run a relevant program.



Mental Health and Remote Work
There have been many challenges in dealing with Covid-19 and while most of us have managed to continue working through the pandemic, there have been issues that have arisen in and around the workplace.


Canadian Employers Maintain Strong Hiring Intentions Heading into 2022
As economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Canadian job seekers will see ongoing opportunities across numerous industries this coming quarter.


Major Disconnect Between Employees & HR in Supporting Wellbeing at Work
Half of employees feel stressed, and few are getting the support they need despite HR beliefs about wellbeing at work. Of the HR leaders polled, half say their company supports employee wellbeing, while just a quarter of employees agreeing — a major disconnect.





    

Federal Minimum Wage Now $15 Per Hour

Major Step Toward a Barrier-Free Canada: Accessible Canada Regulations

Fed. Gov’t. Announces New Measures to Help Companies Meet Their Diversity And Inclusion Targets

Employees in All Federally Regulated Workplaces Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Fed. Gov’t. Releases 'What We Heard' Report on Temporary Foreign Worker Accommodations



 

    News

BC: Minister’s Statement On Improvements To Workers’ Compensation System

BC: Five paid sick days coming Jan. 1

AB: Extreme Cold is a Workplace Hazard

AB: November Labour Force Survey

AB: Expanding Access to Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

MB: Province Takes Steps to Strengthen Pension Plans and the Pension Regulatory System

MB: Province Extends Pandemic Paid Sick Leave Program

ON: Province Providing New Rapid Training Programs

ON: Province Launches New Supports for Businesses

NB: Minimum wage to increase by largest percentage in 40 years

NS: Successful Atlantic Immigration Pilot Made Permanent

NL: Employers and Newcomers Benefit from New Permanent Atlantic Immigration Program

This Month
viewpoints
What’s an Office Anymore?
Now two years into working remotely or on a hybrid model where is your office now?

features
The Brave New World of HR 2022
2022 is set to be the year that we start pushing the boundaries of how HR can add value.
Mental Health and Remote Work
Some workers have not been able to manage the mental and emotional stress that has accompanied their adaptation to remote or hybrid work situations.


law
Collective Agreement Matters Are Exclusive Jurisdiction of Arbitrators
A violation of a collective agreement “falls squarely within the arbitrator’s mandate,” the Supreme Court ruled.
Employee Awarded Nearly $100K After Refusing Cash for Sex
The woman’s boss offered her $2,000 to have sex with him after taking her to lunch.

strategies
Almost Half of Canadian Employees are Considering Switching Jobs in 2022
61% of employers show low confidence that they can retain their workers.
Canadian Employers Maintain Strong Hiring Intentions Heading into 2022
Employers across all industry sectors and all regions of the country surveyed continue to expect to add payrolls in the next quarter.

Shop Talk
Canadians Concerned About Post-Pandemic 'Proximity Bias'
Employees and leaders agree that hybrid, flex options should stay, but in-office employees perceived to have inherent career advantages.
Major Disconnect Between Employees & HR in Supporting Wellbeing at Work
Half of employees feel stressed, and few are getting the support they need despite HR beliefs about well-being at work.



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