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Streamlining Communications

It seems easier than ever to access astounding amounts of information and to communicate easily from anywhere. Unfortunately, this assessment does not always take into account the challenges that communicating across time and space (or even in person) can pose. In order for interactions to be truly effective, it is important to put some thought into how they’re carried out and to have a guiding strategy in place to make workplace communications fast, effective and smooth. Understanding how to streamline communications will make for a more satisfied workforce, increased productivity, and can even improve your workplace culture.



Improving Employee Well-being
Ideas around employee wellness are evolving rapidly. In order for organizations to continue to recruit and retain top talent, it may be time to review your workplace wellness plans.


Take Harassment Allegations Seriously
Harassment means poor employee experience, decreased employee mental health and engagement, and potentially a damaging image for the organization. It is not to be taken lightly.

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Tradespeople & Barriers to Digital Skills
Generational differences between younger and older workers, such as communication preferences, are hampering the adoption of digital skills. Challenges related to time, cost, geography, outdated training curricula and technology, and limited Internet access are also proving to be barriers.





    

Fed. Gov’t. Marks First International Equal Pay Day

New Funding for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Fed. Gov’t. Strengthens Federal Labour Standards for Work-Integrated Learning

Average Cdn Worker Needs 11x Their Final Pay to Retire, Report



 

    News

BC: Protecting Temporary Foreign Workers

AB: Creating Innovative Jobs and Building for the Future

SK: Strong Recovery Continues: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

MB: Manitobans Reminded Minimum Wage Will Increase Oct. 1

ON: Gov't Launches 3rd Party Review of Inclusive Workplace Policies & Programs

ON: Prov. Gov’t. Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People

NS: Self-Isolation Requirements Easing for Out-of-Province Workers

This Month
viewpoints
To Delegate or Not to Delegate: That is the Question
Here are seven tips to delegating successfully.

features
Making it Smooth: Streamlining Communications at Work
Understanding how to streamline communications will make for a more satisfied workforce, increased productivity, and can even improve your workplace culture.
Improving Employee Well-being
It's important to invest real time and effort into cultivating a robust plan and framework for employee and overall workplace well-being.


law
Construction Worker Entitled to Termination Pay
The employment contract failed to consider two hypothetical situations that would grant the man termination benefits.
Injured Employee Loses Grievance Over Work Commute
The employer had the right to conduct surveillance of her driving habits, an arbitrator found.
Firefighter Must Retire at Age 60, Human Rights Tribunal Rules
His pension plan was exempted from age discrimination rules because it was considered bona fide.

strategies
Allegations of Workplace Harassment Should Be Taken Seriously
Harassment means poor employee experience, decreased employee mental health and engagement, and potentially a damaging image for the organization. It is not to be taken lightly.
The Future of Work is Flexible
The post-pandemic office may be different, as many Canadians prefer remote work, flex hours.
Canadians are on the Edge of a New World of Work
COVID-19 accelerates need for flexible work arrangements and digital transformation.

Shop Talk
EAP Counselling Significantly Improves Employee Wellbeing, Ability to Concentrate and Productivity
Study confirms EAP counselling provides return on investment for employers by restoring lost productive work time from employee presenteeism and absenteeism.
Digital Skills are Critically Important to the Future Success of Tradespeople
Conference Board of Canada releases study on digitization of the skilled trades.



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