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Social and emotional skills are in high demand

The Conference Board of Canada is conducting interviews (1-hour) asking participants to share their experiences with social and emotional skills in the workplace. How do you use social and emotional skills at work? Are you interested in how your skills are recognized? Tell us about your experiences.

Online experience  |  2-min read
Deadline: October 12, 2021
Focus Area—Education & Skills
Client—Future Skills Centre

Consumer confidence retreats for the second consecutive month

The decline in September’s Consumer Confidence Index reflects Canadians’ caution in the face of the fourth wave. Concerns over future finances and employment mean that the average Canadian will likely hold back on spending and save more for a rainy day.

Quick Take  |  2-min read
September 20, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Inflation soars to 18-year high

The latest inflation data reflect an economy where supply keeps falling short despite robust demand. Several factors, mostly temporary, are pushing up consumer prices. Still, uncertainty surrounding the pandemic means that the persistence and magnitude of these factors are unclear.

Quick Take  |  2-min read
September 20, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Labour market gets boost from vaccine rollout: Compensation Planning Outlook 2022

The data briefing for the Compensation Planning Outlook summarizes the results of the Conference Board’s annual survey and forecast. This data briefing will cover the effect of the vaccine rollout and employment.

Online experience  |  8-min read
September 7, 2021
Focus Area—Human Resources