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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.