The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently appealed to the federal government to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public and work places. Without clear regulations across Canada, several municipalities, provinces and institutions have taken action on their own.
Three-quarters of Canadians appear to function well in their daily lives and have a positive outlook on life, according to the results of a Canadian Community Health Survey recently published by Statistics Canada. The survey also revealed that factors such as age, marital status and spirituality play a role in the sense of well-being.
Two surveys conducted by Towers Watson reveal that businesses struggle to attract and retain employees, especially top performers and high-potential employees. The main issues are that companies do not meet candidates’ and employees’ needs for job security, nor is there confidence in senior leadership.
Companies will have to apply more efforts to better accommodate LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders). According to the results of a survey on diversity at work sponsored by Sodexo, Canadians expect more and more to change in an inclusive workplace. The approach may prove profitable for companies.
The latest ranking from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) has just been released. There is little change in the top 10 from 2013. The United States remains in the lead. They are followed by Switzerland, Singapore and Hong-Kong, while Canada remains in 7th place.
Close to one Canadian out of five (18%) with a university degree is overqualified for their current job. This is what a study published by by Statistics Canada shows, in Insights on Canadian Society. But is the phenomenon of overqualification greater than it was 20 years ago?