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8 reasons for HR to rethink traditional performance reviews

The Talent Canada team is on the floor at SHRM this week in Las Vegas. Here, we break down a session from Joe Rotella, chief value officer at Delphia Consulting LLC.

Air Canada pilots kickstart bargaining, hot on heels of WestJet crew wage gains

Air Canada pilots are kickstarting the bargaining process with their employer, days after their fellow union members at WestJet ratified a new collective agreement. Representing about 4,500 employees, the Air Line Pilots Association's Air Canada contingent says it has provided a bargaining notice to company management, the first step toward hashing out a new deal.

Left-leaning Mexico seeks closer Canada ties in labour and business amid mining spat

The Trudeau government is taking a mixed approach to Mexico charting its own path to economic growth, as a desire for more trade and better labour rights bumps up against mining reform and agriculture regulations that have riled Canadian firms.

Ontario to boost early childhood educator wages in bid to ease staff shortage

Goal is to boost recruitment and retention amid a staff shortage that advocates warn could hamper the growth of the national $10-a-day child-care program.

Alberta shakes up cabinet post-election, Matt Jones takes over jobs portfolio

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is shaking up her cabinet post election, naming 25 members — a decrease from the previous 27.

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Unemployment rate ticks higher in May for first time in nine months: StatCan

Overall employment was little changed last month as the economy lost a modest 17,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. » Read More...

Canadian Pacific guilty of contempt of court around long work shifts

Over a 10-month period in 2018 and 2019, the rail operator failed in 22 instances to comply with cease-and-desist orders laid out by an arbitrator, the ruling states. » Read More...

Japan entertainment company launches probe into sexual abuse allegations against founder

An investigation by a major Japanese talent agency into sexual abuse allegations against its founder won't address monetary or criminality questions but rather aims to prevent such cases in the future, the lead investigator said Monday. » Read More...

Marlon Wayans cited after luggage dispute with United worker at Denver airport

Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans was cited for disturbing the peace after a dispute he said he had with a United Airlines employee over carry-on luggage at the Denver airport last week, police said Monday. » Read More...

Los Angeles Times announces 74 job cuts due to economic challenges

The newspaper announced plans to cut 74 jobs due to economic challenges as it strives to transform itself into a digital media organization. In a message to staff, Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida wrote that employees whose positions are eliminated from the Pulitzer Prize -winning newspaper were being notified and that a staff meeting would be held to answer questions. » Read More...


Leveraging the hierarchy of controls for psychosocial hazards

The hierarchy of controls is a fundamental concept in any health and safety program. Many legislative jurisdictions in Canada require employers to consider the hierarchy when determining how to meet the general duty clause of providing a healthy and safe workplace, write Bill Howatt and Troy Winters in their latest column. » Read More...

Canada’s lagging productivity affects us all — and will take years to remedy

Ontario Volkswagen executives and federal, provincial and local government officials recently celebrated their partnership in the next Canadian giga-factory in St. Thomas, Ont., to produce automotive batteries. It’s good news for Canada. We need more global firms willing to invest in the country. But the $13-billion government investment doesn’t add up. » Read More...


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