As a result of COVID-19, many Canadian provinces declared a public health emergency and either ordered (or urged) employers to let employees work from home if their tasks could be performed remotely. A business may face several crucially important issues with regard to performing work remotely. Can it establish an area or a distance within […]
Despite COVID-19, there is still a push for global mobility, and companies are taking advantage of the trend by expanding their operations and markets internationally. As they do, opportunities emerge for employees to take on global assignments that many find both challenging and rewarding.
Procrastination: We’ve all been guilty of it—some of us certainly more than others. Whether we blame it on competing priorities, the complexity of the task, or simply the aversion to the work itself, we’ve all put off getting started on or completing a project or task.
The tech industry has driven American economic might for decades. Staying on the cutting edge of computing, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and numerous high-tech fields drives revenue not only from the companies engaged directly in those sectors but also from the companies that leverage those new tools to improve efficiency and quality in other industries.
The world’s globally mobile population—expatriate (expat) employees who live and work abroad for at least 6 months—is on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated that there are now as many as 66 million people currently working in globally mobile positions, and that number could reach 87 million by 2021, according to a recent report. But […]
In a previous post, we discussed the findings of the second installment of Kronos’ Global Retail Absence survey, which analyzed responses from 800 retail managers across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Even for very large companies, absenteeism among employees can be a big deal. But, for smaller organizations, where there are fewer people in a given position—perhaps only one person in a certain position—absenteeism can have a significant impact on productivity and customer service.
As a new year is upon us, it’s that time to reflect on the year past and what may come for the year ahead. Certainly, the market has shown that when it comes to employment, 2019 is set to continue the trend of record-low unemployment rates, an aging workforce that continues to remain involved in […]
Attention outsourcing and recruitment firms, you’re now getting charged to post job advertisements on the career website, Indeed.
Perceptions of marijuana have changed dramatically in Canada. What used to be an illegal drug is now a recognized medical treatment and is soon to be a legal recreational activity. Canada’s Cannabis Act—making recreational marijuana legal—will take effect on October 17, 2018. Employers have struggled to balance the changes against legitimate health and safety issues, […]