What do we know about the psychological differences between generations at work? The Hudson talent solutions company looked into this issue in its recent study: "The Great Generational Shift: Why The Differences Between Generations Will Reshape Your Workplace." While Baby Boomers are shown to be decision makers, Generation X appears to be more ambitious and Generation Y more able to inspire than compel...
Where do we stand with regard to global gender equality? The ninth edition of The Global Gender Gap Report, produced by the World Economic Forum, shows that while there has been a marked improvement in the areas of health and education, economic and political participation are lagging behind.
Choosing a retirement date is not as obvious as we might believe. A new Sun Life Financial study of 2,799 people shows that Canadians do not retire when they plan to. The main reason for this change of plan is their health.
The energy sector dominates again this year in current and projected salary increases. This is according to the 2014-2015 Canadian Compensation Planning Survey including responses from almost 700 employers. Alberta and Saskatchewan reported the highest increases...
Caught between their parents' generation and their children's, Canadians in the sandwich generation would need $560,000 more to be able to enjoy their ideal retirement lifestyle. A survey conducted by BMO Nesbitt Burns has found that this part of the workforce faces a stressful situation and that there are disparities in terms of family responsibilities and financial goals across Canada.
Experts are divided over the impact of the growth of robots, software and artificial intelligence. This can be seen in a study published by the American research center, Pew, where 48% of respondents believe that automation will destroy jobs and also increase income inequality. The remaining 52%, for their part, see automation as an opportunity to rid ourselves of unwanted tasks and create new jobs for the human workforce.
In force since July 1, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is still largely unknown by SME owners. In fact only 15% of them are aware of the requirements of this law and 62% have not yet taken any action to comply. This is what a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has found.
Companies across the country are showing increasingly extensive needs of information technologies. What industries are hiring? What areas of expertise are the most sought after by organizations? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) responded to these issues by drawing up a list of fields with the highest use of professionals specializing in new information technologies since 2010.