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Can employers prevent romance on the job?

It’s no secret the workplace is one of romance. Employees spend a significant part of their days at the office, and are inevitably surrounded by the same people for years on end. Affinities will grow... and sometimes more.


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Don’t mess with Gen-Y…

After waiting his manager for more than an hour to take over his shift, the 27-year-old locked up the Gas station, taped a graceful note on the door and walk away. 


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The waiting time for health care weighs on Canadians’ productivity

In 2013, delays for health care generated a loss of productivity of $1,202 per patient. In all, this loss of earnings amounted to $1.1 billion for the country’s economy. This is what a study by the Fraser Institute has found.


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Diversity in the workplace: an ongoing debate

Until recently, Garda World, an international security services firm, held a number of online job postings “for Canadian Citizens only.” The company soon withdrew these ads, but this event raises once again the issue of diversity management in the workplace. After all, integration starts at work. 


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Measuring and managing innovation: a challenge for Canadian companies

Canada’s capabilities for innovation are not being exploited by companies, according to the Conference Board of Canada. The reason? Poor or even lack of use of adequate indicators to measure and manage innovation.


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Working in the Polar Vortex

Freezing temperatures have kept many indoors. However, some businesses run into situations where working in extreme weather conditions is unavoidable. With the polar vortex that has descended over much of Canada comes a set of precautionary guidelines that employers may follow to ensure their staff’s safety when working in cold environments.


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Advantages of an immigrant workforce

Adapting to current demographic changes in cities across Quebec often means hiring immigrants. Opening the doors to this skilled workforce has several advantages. Some companies even bring in foreign workers when their industry is facing a manpower shortage.


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Unfairness at work – source of professional depression

Contrary to popular belief, burnout is not caused by an overload of work. According to a Danish study, what must be looked for is more related to managers and the injustices that they may commit


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Women’s careers still encountering major obstacles

Lack of responsibilities, persistence of prejudices, difficulties in reconciling personal and professional life, wage gaps, etc... There are still many obstacles to advancing women’s careers, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos-Reid for Randstad for the 2nd consecutive year. The most striking fact from the survey is that overall image, including physical appearance, has major repercussions on professional development, according to an overwhelming majority of the 501 respondents.


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Canadian workers are less productive

According to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada is lagging behind in terms of productivity.


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Age: a factor for discrimination in Canadian companies

Today, elderly people are still discriminated against due to their age in the professional sphere. This is the observation made by the “Second wind: the changing nature of retirement” study, conducted among 5230 Canadians.


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Back injuries

In its latest publication, WorkSafeBC lists data from the last 30 years in relation to back injuries. The condition affects between 12,000 and 15,000 workers in the province each year.


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