​Job seekers with criminal records, particularly those who were once incarcerated, often have trouble securing employment. The National Employment Law Project estimates that nearly 700,000 individuals are released from incarceration each year. Those who re-enter the job market experience discrimination in the recruiting process, making it more difficult to return to a normal life. While
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​Canadian and U.S. residents currently work side by side with colleagues from five different generations. As the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the workplace, experts say older workers in both countries have been denied new career opportunities and access to job training. “Ageism is prevalent in every aspect of the employment lifecycle—from recruiting to termination,” said Frank Cania,
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​A caretaker working in Scotland got COVID-19 in November 2020. After his initial illness, he continued to experience effects of the disease in fits and starts, struggling to return to work at full capacity. The caretaker had long COVID-19, and his case in front of a Scottish employment tribunal is one of the first to
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​A new report by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and United Suicide Survivors International showed that employers don’t want to talk about suicide. But the workplace may be the best place to reach the demographic most at risk: middle-aged men. Suicide is a leading cause of death among working-age adults in the U.S. Eighty
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​Research has shown that a more inclusive workplace can boost innovation, productivity, collaboration and problem-solving. It can also lead to a healthier culture that supports recruitment and retention efforts. While businesses look for ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts, many overlook a key tool that could support this goal. “It’s important for
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​The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes the importance of older employees in the workforce during National Employ Older Workers Week, held during the last week of September. The occasion aims to increase awareness of these workers and develop innovative strategies to hire and retain them. With an economy in flux, more people ages 55 and
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Building a learning culture has become the norm across industries as employers aim to narrow the skills gap and become future ready. To get employees to take advantage of learning opportunities, Human Resources management must find ways to make learning part of the workflow rather than additional work that adds to the to-do list and
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Today’s Human Resources management leaders must acquire a retention strategy. The Great Resignation and ensuing labor shortage proved employee engagement is vital to the success of an organization. With a possible recession looming, companies are looking to get leaner. Replacing a member of the team can cost thousands. If organizations opt not to replace someone
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​National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through Oct. 15, recognizes the generations of people living in America whose families and ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America as well as the positive influences of their histories, cultures and contributions to the U.S. The Library of Congress, National
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​September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—an effort to destigmatize suicide, educate the public on the importance of mental health care and provide prevention resources to those who need them. For Robert Bogue, the occasion hits close to home. His son, Alex, had what seemed like an enviable life—a significant other, new house, supportive work environment
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​Millions of older Americans have re-entered the workforce in recent months. In fact, nearly 64 percent of adults between the ages of 55 and 64 were working in April. Precipitous rises in the cost of living have forced many of them to return to work from retirement. Others have returned to work because they enjoy
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​Workplace investigations in Canada can be complex to navigate, with few rules governing the process. While some legislation addresses investigations, there is wide leeway to implement them. “In Ontario, we have the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which creates a duty to investigate where there are incidents of workplace harassment or violence. That creates an
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​Wynne Nowland has experienced feelings of being transgender since she was very young. However, she kept them hidden because being transgender wasn’t publicly discussed or widely accepted at that time. But her desire to live openly grew as she got older. At 56, she decided that coming out was in her best interest. In May
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​With inflation in the U.K. at 10 percent, employers and retirement plan trustees are left grappling with the best way to administer their plans. The two types of retirement schemes—defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans—are affected in different ways. Defined benefit (DB) plans are ones where pensioners know what benefit they’ll receive when they
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​The United Kingdom and much of the world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96 years old on Sept. 8. Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the global leader, who put in the miles and work to advance the interests of her nation and the royal family. Workers stopped to discuss
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