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  • Canada amongst top global destinations for workers

    With nearly two in every three job seekers worldwide voicing their willingness to relocate abroad for work, Canada has emerged as the third most popular global destination. That’s according to a new study by management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group and recruitment-website alliance The Network, which found that Canada is bested only by the United States and the United Kingdom in terms of desirable work locations.

  • Canadian postal union decries ‘vultures’

    Leaders at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are rallying against what they see as an attempt to exploit Canada Post’s recent choice to end door-to-door delivery for more than five million Canadian households. That will take force later this month, and in the meantime, a new private company known as You Have Mail is trying to squeeze into that niche by offering a fee-based service to pick up mail and deliver it to the door.

  • Using ‘big data’ to evaluate cultural fit

    HR should be using ‘big data’ to help them tune out what applicants are saying, and focus more on how they are saying it.

  • The power of diversity: Why difference makes a difference

    A same-same workforce fosters unchallenging debate, which may undermine quality decision-making and ultimately impact profitability.

  • Supreme Court to consider Abercrombie hijab suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider whether clothing firm Abercrombie & Fitch practiced religious discrimination in firing Muslim employee Umme-Hani Khan for wearing her hijab, or religious headscarf, at work. The 19-year-old first started working at the Hollister store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, Calif., in October 2008. Hollister is an Abercrombie brand targeting teenagers aged 14 through 18.

  • Healthcare workers rally outside legislature, promote safe staffing at roundtable

    As health workers protested outside the Nova Scotia legislature on Friday, the province’s Liberal majority government passed through a law slashing the number of district authorities and bargaining units in the healthcare system. The Health Authorities Act cuts the number of bargaining units from 50 to four and the number of health authorities from 10 to two.

  • Legislation would ban after-work emails

    A nation recognized as a global leader in workplace efficiency is now considering legislation that would make it illegal to email colleagues after 6pm.

  • The pitfalls of being an HR consultant

    Considering transitioning off the corporate ladder and into your own HR consultancy?

  • CEO offers $7,500 for staff who switch off

    Incentivising your team to genuinely switch off will not only help stave off burnout, but it can also boost productivity and teamwork.

  • Canadian HR Awards finalists revealed

    Leaders in human resources – from the who’s who of Corporate Canada to the individual directors reshaping human resources – form the list of finalists for the inaugural Canadian HR Awards, a national celebration of excellence in people management.