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Mitigating the Effects of Absenteeism

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.

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The Vicious Cycle of Absenteeism and Employee Engagement

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.

Is Your Company at Risk When It Comes to the Future of Your Workforce?

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 […]

Canada Wrestles with Medical Pot’s Impact on Safety-Sensitive Jobs

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, […]

Canada Ready to Roll: Marijuana Becomes Legal in October

Canada’s Cannabis Act—making recreational marijuana legal—will take effect on October 17, 2018. The country’s federal parliament passed the measure on June 19, 2018, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly announced the new law’s effective date. Medically prescribed marijuana had previously been legalized.

12 Gaps in Your Candidate Experience

A survey by CareerBuilder shows that there might be some serious gaps between your organization’s recruiting needs and your candidates.

Health Care Now Biggest Source of U.S. Jobs

Retail and manufacturing, the two industries that were once the top sources of U.S. employment, are now in second and third place, respectively. According to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, health care took over first place, and today ranks as the biggest source of jobs.