What will the world of human resources talk about in 2017? The human-machine collaboration? The end of open offices? Our forecasts.
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.
Without even realizing it, many recruiters have unconscious biases which can mislead them into choosing the wrong candidate. The solution: blind recruitment. We look at the approach in a time of talent acquisition.
Beyond handing out company jerseys and caps, what can an organization do to help its employees identify with its culture and defend its interests?
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.
A Statistics Canada survey on life satisfaction reveals significant geographical differences in Canadians’ well-being.
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.”
While energy sector companies are showing a decline in confidence due to plunging oil prices, Canadian companies as a whole remain optimistic about their businesses, according to the Bank of Canada.
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.
In recent years, instead of using consultants to deal with business problems, a new approach involving peers rather than external resources has been recommended: professional co-development.
Between 300,000 and 350,000 Canadian expats live in Silicon Valley. Today, a few Canadian start-ups seek to lure them back to the country by offering them executive roles.