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Continuous Learning

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. People are educated and trained for the jobs and processes that currently exist, but what happens when those positions change? Continuous learning allows organizations to ensure their employees remain relevant and current on developments in their field. As things change and as jobs become automated, jobs and job descriptions are going to need to change and adapt – and so must the people. The benefits of continuous learning in the workplace are inarguable, but the bottom line is that it is a key element for companies who aim to remain at the forefront of their industry in modern times.



Happy New Year to Your Career
Every January, gyms are busier, cigarette sales go down, and vegetable sales go up. But by February, everything evens out again. This year, make some New Year’s resolutions that can help you meet your career goals.


Performance Appraisals
Do you eagerly look forward to giving or receiving performance appraisals? Does the experience feel like being poked in the eye with a sharp stick? Are you doing the poking?


Workplaces Have Work to Do on D&I
Canadians, specifically those who belong to a visible ethnic minority, believe their workplaces have room to improve when it comes to issues of diversity and inclusion.





    

Fed. Gov’t. Moves Forward on Pay Equity to Help Address Wage Gaps in Federally Regulated Workplaces

Fed. Gov’t Invests to Help Youth Facing Barriers to Employment

Employment Rises Despite Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Conference Board Releases Social and Emotional Skills Measurement Resource

Fed. Gov't. Moves Forward with Pay Transparency Measures for Greater Equality in Workplaces



 

    News

AB: Improving Safety for Workers and Cutting Red Tape

MB: New Benefit to Support Staffing In Disability Services, Child Care & Child Welfare

PE: Province Launches COVID-19 Workforce Integration Fund

ON: Province Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns

This Month
viewpoints
Stop Spinning: My Head Hurts
At the end of the day there are only facts. Not your facts or my facts. Just the facts.

features
Continuous Learning for the Modern Organization
As things change and as jobs become automated, jobs and job descriptions are going to need to change and adapt – and so must the people.
Happy New Year to Your Career
This year, make some New Year’s resolutions that can help you meet your career goals. Make your new year a great one for your career.


law
Executive Not Entirely Responsible for Conduct of Subordinate
An executive was awarded $800,000 for wrongful termination based on the conduct of a subordinate.
Salesperson Disciplined Without Cause for Not Meeting Sales Targets
A disciplinary letter was issued without just cause, in violation of the collective agreement, the arbitrator found.
Disabled Driver Not Discriminated Against by Transit Authority
His disability prevented him from operating a bus safely, so the employer was justified in not hiring him.

strategies
Are You Throwing Gasoline on the Performance Appraisal Dumpster Fire?
Most people hate performance appraisals. Not only are they ineffective, they often scorch and burn.
Nearly Half Of Canadian Employers Plan To Modify Salary Increases As Covid-19 Impacts Salary And Benefits
As the economic realities of COVID-19 set in toward the end of first quarter 2020, many organizations were forced to reduce employee headcounts, implement hiring freezes and decrease salary-increase budgets.

Shop Talk
Canadians Believe Workplaces Have Work to Do on Diversity and Inclusion
Women and members of visible ethnic minorities report experiencing or witnessing more judgement, misconduct and inequality in the workplace.



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