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New Brunswick No Longer Kicking the Pension Can Down the Road

May 19, 2015

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Senior Economist
Provincial Forecast
Brent DowDall
Senior Writer
Forecasting and Analysis Division

New Brunswick is facing a difficult fiscal situation, compared with other provinces. But in one area, it is ahead of its provincial counterparts. New Brunswick introduced a new shared-risk pension model in 2012. ...

Workforce Analytics: What Can They Do for Your Organization?

May 06, 2015

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Katherine Symonds
Senior Research Associate
Leadership and Human Resources Research

More and more HR professionals and executives are hearing about new techniques and approaches in human resources, including workforce analytics. But what exactly are workforce analytics? And what do they allow HR to do?

Recently, we spoke to John ...

Is Canada Ready to Embrace Changes to Labour Relations and Employment Standards Laws?

April 23, 2015

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Katherine Symonds
Senior Research Associate
Leadership and Human Resources Research

Whether as part of economic action plans or in reaction to recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, provinces are focusing on whether and what changes should be made to employment legislation across Canada.

The Ontario government recently announced ...

Setting Up for a Sustainable New Year’s Resolution

January 14, 2015


Charles Boyer
Research Associate
Workplace Health and Wellness Research

Gyms are crowded with an influx of people signing up, hoping that a calendar change is the key to increasing their physical activity and getting off the couch. Any time we can get people moving is great—the problem is ...

A Quick Glance at Express Entry

December 22, 2014

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Kareem El-Assal
Research Associate, Education & Immigration
Industry & Business Strategy

Express Entry is a new immigration selection system set to launch on January 1, 2015. Modelled after similar systems in Australia (“SkillSelect”) and New Zealand (“Expression of Interest”), Express Entry aims to:

  • address labour shortages;
  • provide easier ...

Leadership Development

December 12, 2014

Katie O’Brien
Katie O’Brien
Network Manager
Leadership and Human Resources Research

At a time when many of the senior leaders in Canada are nearing retirement, the nature of leadership is changing and the need for leadership development has never been more important. The global business environment of recent years has ...

Does Your Workplace Have a Re-active or Pro-active Approach to Domestic Violence?

December 05, 2014


Charles Boyer
Research Associate
Workplace Health and Wellness Research

By now, most of you are familiar with the Ray Rice incident. Rice, a successful National Football League player for the Baltimore Ravens, was caught on camera abusing his then-girlfriend in an elevator. The film of the incident was ...

A Better Approach to Succession

November 19, 2014

Katie O’Brien
Katie O’Brien
Network Manager
Leadership and Human Resources Research

Now more than ever, HR Leaders, managers, and executives face the challenge of attracting the right talent to fill key positions. With many executives close to retirement, Canadian organizations are facing serious succession challenges. For every two senior executives, organizations ...

Dementia: Coming to a Workplace Near You

October 10, 2014

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David Harvey
Chief Public Policy and Program Initiatives Officer
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

The new office computer system shouldn’t have been a problem for Diane. She had been training new employees on how to use the company’s software for 20 years. But now she was having problems offering ...

Curbing Work Absences by Implementing an Effective Disability Management Program

October 01, 2014

Louise Chénier
Louise Chénier
Manager
Workplace Health and Wellness Research

The average Canadian employee missed 9.3 days of work in 2011, costing our economy approximately $16.6 billion in lost productivity.1 This cost is bound to increase as our workforce ages. As people age, the incidence of chronic diseases—such as ...

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