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Workers Past 65 Should Do The Right Thing And Retire

Labour leaders warned that getting rid of mandatory retirement would create a block to young workers entering the workforce.<p>Sometimes, it's best to …

Retirement

What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You

Having a great boss is a potentially life-changing gift. On the other hand, many of us know firsthand that having a bad boss can cause a lot of drama, headaches, and stress. While it’s easy to love the great bosses and flee the bad ones, there’s one kind of boss that’s much less straightforward to …

Leadership

Hiring Managers Are Asking Job Seekers to Work for Free (and Stealing Their Ideas)

When a hiring manager asks you to work for free as part of the interview process, these are 4 ways to respond.<p>The interview process has changed dramatically in the last decade. Companies are spending millions of dollars trying to improve how they hire. Why? The cost of turnover is huge. Some …

Employment

McDonald's Discovers Employees Get in the Way of Profits

CEO Steve Easterbrook is shedding employees, breaking the third leg of Ray Kroc's famous stool in the process. Wall Street loves it for now, but can …

McDonald's

Pushed out of Tim's — fired for too many sick days

“Precarious” is a fancy word to describe conditions facing low-income workers these days. “Fired” was the translation for Shauntel Snowden one day …

Tim Hortons

Brian McKeever, Canada’s most decorated Paralympian, speaking in Barrie area

WhatsOnJun 10, 2018 by Chris Simon Barrie Advance<p>Canada’s 2018 Paralympic Winter Games flag bearer is making his way to Simcoe County.<p>Brian McKeever, …

Canada

5 Unspoken Rules That Lead to a Toxic Culture

There are enough rules to worry about at work; we shouldn't have to sweat the unwritten ones, too. But if left unaddressed, they'll tank the culture.<p>The fact that toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that …

Leadership

‘How can they walk away with millions and leave workers with zero?’: Toys R Us workers say they deserve severance

Toys R Us isn’t paying severance to its 30,000 workers who will lose their jobs as the retailer shuts down, even though it doled out millions in executive bonuses a week before it filed for bankruptcy. Now, some workers are calling on lawmakers to create new rules that would require bankrupt …

Private Equity

Millennials aren't entitled. It's employers that need to change.

You've seen the headlines. Millennials are "entitled" at work. We're the "Me Me Me Generation," and, apparently, we want "success on a plate." But, …

The Workplace

Canadian Tire employees fired for parking receipt scam

A group of Canadian Tire employees in B.C. found out the hard way that petty theft from an employer is sufficient grounds to be fired, with no …

The Tim Hortons brand is badly broken. Here's how to fix it.

Tim Hortons needs better stores, better media coverage, better coffee —and less fighting with franchisees.<p>Companies stumble on a regular basis and …

U.S. scrambles to apologize after TSA forced a Canadian politician to remove his turban

<b>Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (AP/Ted S. Warren)</b><p>A Sikh Canadian minister was made to remove his turban at a Detroit airport on his return from meeting the governor<p>Nicole Karlis<p>May 11, 2018 7:54pm (UTC)<p>Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, …

This temp agency worker shows up at the same office every day. But his agency says he’s not a real employee | The Star

George Fawcett, 31, shows up to the same downtown bank office every day on a schedule set by supervisors who trained him and direct his daily …

Experts say woman who told men they were ‘not Canadian’ in viral video was rightfully fired | The Star

EDMONTON—In the wake of the Facebook post that saw a British Columbia woman fired for shouting xenophobic comments at a group of men, experts warn …

Volunteer Social Media Analyst

*** Please read the entire post right through to the end. Thank you. ***This is a <b>post-secondary co-op</b> position for <b>Fall 2018</b> .Social media analysts …

Volunteer Board Recruitment Analyst

*** Please read the entire post right through to the end. Thank you. ***This is a post-secondary <b>co-op position</b> for <b>Fall 2018</b> .<b>Job Summary:</b>• Perform …

How your workplace is killing you

The modern workplace can inflict dangerous levels of stress on employees. Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Dying for a Paycheck, argues that these practices don’t help companies – and warns governments are ignoring an emerging public health crisis.<p>An Uber software engineer making a six-figure income …

The Workplace

Loblaw shareholders reject proposal on ‘living wage’ for employees | The Star

The speaker countered some of these arguments when presenting the proposal at the meeting, saying the analysis would provide a factual basis for …

Bradford Greenhouses recognized as 1 of Canada's Best Managed Companies

'It was kind of a shock, we are a small family business.'<p>NewsMay 01, 2018 by Laura Finney Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic<p>Bradford Greenhouses Ltd. …

It’s not worth it, Starbucks tells workers suing over tiny amounts of unpaid labour | The Star

Backed by state and national business groups, Starbucks is relying on the maxim that “the law cares not for trifles” — the basis of a rule courts use …

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

A decent variety identifies with various societies, foundations, ages, sexual orientations, identities and different elements. It likewise identifies …

Volunteer Publicist & Communications Coordinator

*** Please read the entire post right through to the end. Thank you. ***<b>Journey to Diversity Workplaces</b> (J2DW) was born out of the idea we need to …

As a white male, I did not get a job due to my race and gender. What are my options?

The Question<p>After interviewing for a senior role in a large, well-known Canadian organization, I was told by the recruiter‎ that, despite “hitting all the high notes from a capabilities and experience” perspective, their client ”couldn’t do it. White males just won’t cut it. I am so sorry as I …

In review of workplace cancer claims, hope for some and heartbreak for others | The Star

Like hundreds of workers who devoted decades of their lives to General Electric Peterborough, Roger Fowler and Ed Condon wanted one thing: …

Rushed Amazon warehouse staff pee into bottles as they're afraid of 'time-wasting'

AMAZON warehouse staff are peeing in bottles because loos are hundreds of yards away.<p>One ex-worker said staff fear getting into trouble for taking …

“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.<p>Jeffrey Pfeffer has an ambitious aspiration for his latest …

The Workplace

Employers increasingly frustrated by job interview ‘no shows’

Chef Devan Rajkumar, owner of newly opened Loch & Quay restaurant in Toronto, was short-staffed recently and rapidly lined up a bunch of interviews and trial shifts for cooks. His frustration mounted as a string of the candidates didn’t turn up.<p>“I was at my wits’ end at that point with all the no …

Uber court ruling exposes dangerous loophole, critics say | The Star

Samfiru says the Ministry of Labour should intervene by changing its employment laws to prevent disputes being arbitrated overseas. Currently, the …

Factory in undercover Star investigation faces CRA scrutiny | The Star

The 13 temp agencies apparently under CRA scrutiny supplied Fiera with workers between 2011 and 2014, according to the records obtained by the Star. …

Temp agencies pose ‘significant challenges’ to compensation board, internal audit shows | The Star

Temporary help agencies “create significant challenges” for the provincial worker compensation board and are more likely than other Ontario employers …