Statistics Canada has published a report based on sex which reports on the qualifications and skills of women in Canada today. In addition to the fact that women’s level of education has significantly increased, the report focuses on the study of technology.
In an era of mobile technology, employers will provide their teams with devices tracking their levels of physical activity, including recording the number of steps taken daily. One way to encourage a more active lifestyle but also enhance employee productivity and team cohesion.
It’s referred to as volunteering skills. The concept: a company freely lends their employees to another for a predetermined amount of time. Interest is evident for the beneficiary company, but what about the lender? What’s in it for them? Let’s zoom in on the advantages of this initiative.
Is robotization at the point of jeopardizing our labour market? The open letter written by Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization, gives pause for reflection. “Today, the disarray caused by the destructive potential, for millions of jobs, of new technologies has never been more profound,” he notes. “In the heart of a massive job crisis, technologies continue to reduce the workstations necessary for mass production, while automation of routine legal and accounting tasks hollow out this sector of the labour market even more.”
The highest paid Canadian business executives saw a 25% increase in their salaries in 2013, in comparison with 2008. Their salaries increased twice as much as those of average employees, for the same period. This is what a study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at the beginning of January shows.