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Ergonomics Wherever You Work

We all know the importance of ergonomics at work, when we are working in a traditional office. But what about when we are working remotely? How can we work safely and avoid the serious health concerns and ailments that may arise from working all day with a computer or laptop? The answer is that we should not necessarily try and imitate the set-up we had at the office downtown and try to find ways to adapt to the remote situation we find ourselves in.



Building Negotiation Skills
Employees often donít realize how important negotiations are to their day-to-day work. Every level of employee can benefit from improved negotiation skills. In fact, these skills are often considered one of the most important assets in a new hire.


HR in 2021: The Remote Workforce
The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce and in our personal lives has been both difficult and extraordinary. As a result of these new ways of working, many human resources leaders needed to quickly readjust their focus and find more effective ways to support remote employees.


Most In-demand Remote Jobs for 2021
While the initial shock of the pandemic mayhave worn off, its impact on the Canadian economy and workplace remains. A new study forecasts the fastest growing and most in-demand remote roles.





    

Fed. Govít Announces Measures to Create Healthier Work Environments

Labour Market Recovery Goes into Reverse in December

Strategic Alliance to Promote Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Employment in Canada Decreased by 28,800 Jobs in December 2020

Fed. Gov't. Announces Appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canada's Top Employers for Young People' for 2021 are Announced



 

    News

BC: New Funding Helps People With Disabilities Return to Work

AB: Province Releases December 2020 Labour Force Survey

SK: Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy Extended

ON: Province Expands Workplace Enforcement Campaigns

ON: Province Supporting Forestry Jobs and Worker Safety

NS: Program to Help Young Adults Get Jobs Expanding

NF: New Talent Strategy to Prepare Workers for Careers in Growing Tech Sector

This Month
viewpoints
What is Wrong with Managers?
The bottom line is that we should be setting people up to succeed as managers and supervisors and not sit back and watch them fail.

features
Becoming Indispensable: Building Negotiation Skills in the Workplace
Every level of employee can benefit from improved negotiation skills.
Ergonomics at Work. Wherever you Work
How can we work safely and avoid the serious health concerns and ailments that may arise from working all day with a computer or laptop?


law
Treasurerís Resignation Was Voluntary, Not Due to Toxic Workplace
The treasurerís complaint involved a standalone incident, the judge ruled.
Arbitrator Upholds Termination for Failing to Respect COVID-19 Guidelines
An airport screening officer went to work while awaiting test results, putting co-workers and the public at risk.
Injured Worker Lost Discrimination Claim at Court of Appeal
He refused his employerís offer of accommodation and then refused to accept the judicial decisions against him.

strategies
HR in 2021: Staying Ahead of the Curve with a Remote Workforce
Many human resources leaders needed to quickly readjust their focus and find more effective ways to support remote employees, while also driving sustainable change in their organization.
New Year, New City? Workers and Managers Reveal Relocation Plans Amid Pandemic
A new study shows relocation is a big consideration for professionals and employers right now.

Shop Talk
New Year, New Gig: Most In-demand Remote Jobs for 2021
COVID-19 is influencing how and where Canadians work.
Report: Businessesí Response to COVID-19 Drives Increased HR Value
C-suite and employees perceive that HR has become more visible as a result of the pandemic.



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