11 Mar 2021

Quebec has strongest employment outlook, followed by Ontario: Fifteen per cent of employers plan to increase staffing levels in the second quarter of 2021, while four per cent anticipate cutbacks, according to a survey by ManpowerGroup. Meanwhile, 77 per cent expect current staffing levels to remain unchanged, finds the survey of more than 1,3000 employers. Overall, Canada’s net...

11 Mar 2021

We're far from returning to life as we knew it before the pandemic. From mass layoffs to mass hiring, from remote working to hybrid working, talent leaders turned to a variety of business continuity and people management strategies to survive in the pandemic. The most fundamental changes, such as the introduction of flexible working and the expansion of company-sponsored health benefi...

11 Mar 2021

Unmanageable workloads, lack of manager support partly to blame: survey Many workers are experiencing burnout these days – and employers are largely to blame, finds a survey. More than six in 10 (61 per cent) working professionals in the U.S. said they experienced burnout in 2020. The top reason? An unmanageable workload (25.3 per cent) followed by insufficient rewards (15.7 per...

11 Mar 2021

For hiring managers, navigating the character and skills of potential candidates can be a real challenge. Personality and character fit an individual to your business, brand and work culture, integrating them into teams that thrive on cooperation. But skills matter too – candidates must possess the right hard and soft skills required for a job. Character or personality is perhap...

11 Mar 2021

Employers ‘not insensitive but biased’ and in need of education for inclusion efforts It’s not that organizations are mean-spirited and deliberately exclusionary about people with disabilities, they just need more exposure and information, says an advocate. “We’re not going to address what’s happening unless we address it through education [and] osmosis to creating a foundation thr...