The future of the workplace, 2 years into the pandemic – Winnipeg

The future of the workplace, 2 years into the pandemic - Winnipeg

Two years into the pandemic, many companies are trying to determine what the future of their workplace looks like. Patrick O’Reilly is the president and CEO of Padraig Coaching & Consulting, which provides leadership development to companies. He says the pandemic has certainly changed staff expectations of their employers. “Some people love working from home, … Read more

Franchises Attract Spending in Canada | International Franchising

Franchises Attract Spending in Canada |  International Franchising

Flag Facts Canada’s flag has undergone several iterations. The flag as it appears today, with the 11-pointed maple leaf and red and white colors, was first raised on February 15, 1965, after a proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II. Lease: Northern North America, sharing the world’s longest international border with the United States. With its 10 … Read more

Mezon-Hutter steps down as head of Canada’s accounting board, will take on global role

Mezon-Hutter steps down as head of Canada's accounting board, will take on global role

Canada’s top accounting standards-setter is going global. Linda Mezon-Hutter will join the UK-based International Accounting Standards Board, the group responsible for setting and maintaining International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the global accounting rules followed by nearly 150 countries, including Canada. Ms. Mezon-Hutter, whose term as chair of Canada’s Accounting Standards Board was set to expire … Read more

Saskatchewan Roughriders continue training camp amid labor negotiations

Saskatchewan Roughriders continue training camp amid labor negotiations

With only six days until the Saskatchewan Roughriders first preseason game, the team continues to work on its game amid the ongoing collective bargaining agreement. On Monday, the CFL Players’ Association rejected the newest CFL proposal. Read more: Saskatchewan Roughriders resume training camp after CFLPA rejects new offer Riders kicker Brett Lauther, who represents the … Read more

Fan building fence as tribute to Oilers’ playoff run says project prompted by team building belief – Edmonton

Fan building fence as tribute to Oilers' playoff run says project prompted by team building belief - Edmonton

As Warren Sillanpaa and several helpers swung their hammers and put the finishing touches on a fence outside his Edmonton home on Wednesday, fans of the city’s NHL hockey team cheered them on. “I’ve had people honking and going by and (yelling), ‘Go Oilers!’ and stuff like that,” the painter chuckled. A photo of Warren … Read more

Trio named as Calgary event center third party for negotiations, timeline still undetermined – Calgary

Trio named as Calgary event center third party for negotiations, timeline still undetermined - Calgary

A trio of Calgary businessmen have been selected as the third party to help determine whether Calgary Flames ownership is interested in re-entering negotiations to resurrect an agreement to build a new event center with the City of Calgary. City officials announced on Wednesday that the third party is made up of three men with … Read more

Two times a charm: Why we conduct follow-up interviews in our workplace investigations

CMO Series EP42 - Sadie Baron of Reed Smith on equipping legal marketing functions to succeed in today's environment

I recently conducted a workplace investigation that included an allegation that an internal workplace investigation was unfair. Several witnesses who were interviewed as part of the internal investigation had provided evidence that was favorable to the complainant, but neither party to the internal investigation was provided with an opportunity to respond to this witness evidence … Read more

Canadian educators support Ontario construction workers’ strike for wage increases and improved workplace safety

Canadian educators support Ontario construction workers' strike for wage increases and improved workplace safety

Are you an education worker or a striking construction worker in Ontario? Contact the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee at [email protected] to help build a rank-and-file committee at your workplace. *** The Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (CERSC) unequivocally supports the residential construction workers now on strike in Ontario. Over 40,000 house frame builders, floor … Read more

Conservatives ask for ethics probe into Liberal’s $17K ‘sweetheart’ PR contract – National

Conservatives ask for ethics probe into Liberal's $17K 'sweetheart' PR contract - National

Conservative ethics critic James Bezan is asking the federal ethics commissioner to probe what he calls a $17,000 “sweetheart” deal given out by International Trade Minister Mary Ng’s office one month into the first COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020. In the letter sent to Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion on Tuesday, Bezan asked for an investigation … Read more

Remote and hybrid teams investing in workplace culture see increases in productivity and profitability | Editorial

Remote and hybrid teams investing in workplace culture see increases in productivity and profitability |  Editorial

A recent report reveals almost half (42%) of leaders of remote and hybrid teams are investing more in workplace culture due to the pandemic. The study by Omnipresent and Remote Social shows that managers are rethinking what their companies and employees need in order to succeed in a remote or hybrid work environment, in order … Read more