Workplace conditions

Employers' guide: Teaching Businesses how to Implement National Occupational Standards in the Workplace (2011)

This document provides guidelines and tips for the design of human resources programs based upon National Occupational Standards (NOS) for various positions within the food processing industry. The NOS describe the skills and knowledge needed to perform competently in an occupation.

The guide is divided into two parts, with the first part providing a general introduction to NOS and highlighting their benefits and uses.

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2014-03-31

Strategies for Avoiding Professional Burnout (2009)

The authors of this document offer a set of individual strategies for avoiding professional burnout, arranged under the acronym WARTS: Work practices; Attitudes; Relationships; Thoughts; and Self-care.

The strategies are presented in chart form, with sections explaining what to do; why to do it; and how to do it.

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2013-06-24

Will Employers Want Aging Boomers? (2008)

Discussion Paper Series

This report examines the current employer demand in the United States for older workers and explores how demand may be changing over time. It discusses the personal and social benefits of increased work by older adults, the reasons why baby boomers are likely to try to work longer than earlier generations, and whether employers appear to want older workers.

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2009-06-18

National Seminar on the Changing Workplace (1998)

Summary of Proceedings

The number and types of jobs available in the labour market and the nature of work itself has changed significantly significantly over the past two decades. For the past several years, the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre (CLMPC) has examined the phenomenon of the changing world of work, focusing on Canadian workplaces and sectors.

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2007-10-03

Employment Law & Labour Standards - Tutor Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and then understanding the legal language can prove to be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills. Literacy tutors can use this manual to help students understand some basic legal concepts relating to employment and the workplace.

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2007-09-27

Employment Law & Labour Standards - Student Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and then understanding the legal language can prove to be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills. This manual uses simple language to help students understand some basic legal concepts relating to employment and the workplace.

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2007-09-27

Full-time Equivalents and Financial Costs Associated with Absenteeism, Overtime, and Involuntary Part-time Employment in the Nursing Profession (2002)

In light of the current and looming shortage of nurses in Canada, The Nursing Strategy for Canada was developed to strengthen and maximize nursing human resources by implementing broad, planned evidence–based and long–term recruitment and retention initiatives. Within that strategy, the Canadian Nursing Advisory Committee (CNAC) was established to make recommendations for improving the quality of work life for Canadian nurses.

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2007-08-23

Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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2007-07-25

Issues and Policy Solutions (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

In the Viewpoints 2002 survey, participants were asked to consider 39 policy issues and rate each – “not a problem”, “moderate problem” or “serious problem”. Participants were also asked to consider 29 possible policy solutions and asked to rate each – “less emphasis”, “emphasis is right” or “need more emphasis”.

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2007-05-16

Focus on the Health Care Sector (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

The Canadian Health Care system is facing significant challenges that are evolving over time. In addition to the central issues of funding and delivery models, health care is confronting important human resource issues. Demographic trends combined with anticipated growth in demand for skilled health care professionals point to skill shortages as a serious issue to be faced by the health care system and the people it serves.

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2007-05-16

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