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A Brave New Digital World

One of the hottest topics in the business world today is digital transformation. Technological developments mean that many jobs that were previously carried out manually are now completed much more efficiently with a computer, tablet, or other mobile devices. In addition, new methods of communication and engagement with customers and work colleagues are changing the face of the workplace.Managers and senior HR professionals can learn a lot from the experiences of companies that have mastered the digital transformation. And while the challenges may at first appear significant, reaping the benefits of digital technology is not nearly so hard as it seems.



Succession Planning: An Inside Job
If you do it right, succession planning will help you protect the leadership of your business, while promoting development from within.


Are the Best Leaders Listeners or Talkers?
What do most managers do when they hear people want more communication? Send out more e-mails, load up more PowerPoint slides, and set up more meetings.


Young Workers & the Labour Shortage
While small businesses are facing record-high job vacancy rates and ongoing labour shortages in certain sectors, youth unemployment remains almost twice as high as the Canadian average.





    

Government Announces Support for 6,400 Canadian Steel Workers in Ontario And Quebec

Employers Recognized For Their Outstanding Leadership In Employment Equity

New Five-week Parental Sharing to Start in March 2019

Fed. Gov’t Helps 960 internationally Trained Newcomers Get Their Credentials And Experience Recognized In Canada

Cannabis Legalization: Many Workplace Questions Remain for Small Business

Journalists To Compete Separately For English And French Awards For Excellence In Covering Workplace Mental Health

#NotHere25 Campaign Launches to Eradicate All Forms of Harassment by 2025

Morneau Shepell to Highlight Positive Effect of AI on Mental Health Support at IBM Innovation Forum

69% of Canadian Employees Say They Would Leave Their Job Without a Company Savings Plan to Go to a Company With a Group RRSP

ON: Premier Ford Speaks to LiUNA members


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    News

BC: WorkSafeBC Raising Awareness About Impairment in the Workplace

AB: $15/hour Minimum Wage: Making Life More Affordable

AB: Prov. Invests in New Jobs and Expanded Training and Supports on Disability Employment Awareness Month

SK: Prov. First In Canada to Launch Government-Wide Respect in Workplace Training

SK: Minimum Wage in Province Became $11.06 Effective October 1

ON: Canada's Staffing Industry Advocate Applauds Bill 148 Review

NB: Information from the Human Rights Commission on Cannabis in the Workplace

NS: Changes to Legislation Strengthen Apprenticeship System, Make Workplaces Safer

NS: Office of Workplace Mental Health Open to Government Employees

NL: Free E-Learning Tools Increase Employability and Productivity

This Month
viewpoints
Let’s Make a Deal
What do I expect from my employees? Here are some simple guidelines that have worked for me and others for years.

features
A Brave New Digital World
While the challenges may appear significant, reaping the benefits of digital technology is not nearly so hard as it seems.
Succession Planning: An Inside Job
If you do it right, succession planning will help you protect the leadership of your business, while promoting development from within.


law
Casino Was Wrong to Suspend Employee Under Investigation for Theft Without Pay
A suspension was ‘clearly justified’ but not without pay, an appeal court found.
Nurse Fired for Commenting on Workplace Violence Is Ordered Reinstated
The nurse had not authorized her union to quote her in a news release criticizing hospitals.
Asking a Candidate the Origin of His Name Was Discriminatory
A man won cases against three employers who didn’t hire him after they asked the origin of his name.

strategies
Say What? Are the Best Leaders Listeners or Talkers?
What do most managers do when they hear people want more communication? Send out more e-mails, load up more PowerPoint slides, and set up more meetings.
76% of Canadian Employees Tired on the Job, Survey Finds
Overtaxed employees run the risk of burning out

Shop Talk
Canadian Parents Concerned About the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Future Careers
Only 1 in 4 parents believe that AI will make life better
Young Workers Could Alleviate Canada's Labour Shortage, But They Need Help
Schools and government must do more to connect employers and youth.



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