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Government of Canada addresses nation’s labour shortage

The Canadian economy has made a strong and rapid recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada has recovered 114% of the jobs lost compared to before the pandemic, and the unemployment rate now sits at just 4.9%, the lowest in five decades. As Canada continues to recover from the pandemic, employers are actively looking to fill hundreds of thousands of vacant positions in all sectors across the country. Job creation and economic growth The federal government is making investments to create more jobs and spur economic growth. Terry…

Top Business trends shaping the future of the workplace

As we move into the second half of 2022, now is a great time to consider the business trends that will shape the future of the workplace and how it will impact our workforce. Forbes, a leading technology and commerce media company, recently compiled a list of the most anticipated global business trends for 2022 – 2025. Here are top business trends that will impact the workplace in the near future. Remote work Remote work is here to stay. More than 50% of employees in Canada say…

Top 5 ways to support the well-being of your team

Most companies acknowledge that their employees spend most of their waking lives at work. The COVID-19 pandemic – and the move to remote and hybrid work – clouded many built-in boundaries at work and made maintaining a work-life balance more difficult. Specifically, for those working from home for the first time, working from home means working longer hours and not knowing when or how to switch off. A study by Qualtrics revealed that burnout and workplace stress are among the top reasons employees say they will look for a new job…

The importance of business ethics

Ethics play a more significant role in everyday business transactions than many realize. Business ethics are the set of practices and policies that companies use to guide them through decisions about finances, negotiations and deals, corporate social responsibility and more. Much like finances and marketing, ethics have become more and more important for businesses. Without a strong set of ethics, a business can run afoul of the law and encounter financial pitfalls and moral dilemmas. But good business ethics hold companies accountable for doing the right thing.…

The state of women entrepreneurship and women-owned businesses in Canada

The COVID-pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities. Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the crisis and the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure there is gender equality in entrepreneurship and inclusive economic growth. Entrepreneurship is an important driver for innovation, job creation and productivity growth. However, men and women are still unequal in becoming entrepreneurs and growing their businesses: women are less likely to become entrepreneurs, and women-owned businesses are smaller than their men-owned counterparts. Research has shown that differences remain between…

How to support the Moose Hide Campaign in the workplace

GUS Canada is taking part in the Moose Hide Campaign Day this year to stand up to end violence against women and children. Whether your organization is large or small, you too can introduce the Moose Hide Campaign at your workplace. The workplace is a great environment to build awareness and start a conversation – both with internal staff and external partners. Bringing the campaign to your workplace is also a great way to train staff on diversity and inclusion. About Moose Hide Campaign The Moose Hide…

Post COVID-19 trends shaping the future of digital business 

While COVID-19 restrictions have loosened throughout Canada – the lasting impact of the pandemic will forever change business practices and trends in Canada and around the world. The pandemic brought mandated lockdowns and constant changes to the norms of everyday life that forced companies to adapt to a digital transformation. Companies that choose to stay up to date, or ahead, of trends will have a greater chance of succeeding. Here are some of the most prominent digital trends shaping the post-pandemic business landscape. A Shift to Working…

How to create an inclusive workplace culture

Creating an inclusive culture in the workplace is not only the “right” thing to do, it can also have a host of benefits for any organization. Inclusion creates increased employee engagement and a sense of belonging, which goes a long way to boosting morale amongst employees. According to recent research, employees who feel included are more engaged at work, have a sense of greater well-being in their lives, are more committed to their company, are more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work…

How to celebrate Earth Day in the workplace

Earth Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world on April 22.  It first started in the United States in 1970 but the Earth Day movement has since spread to more than 190 countries. It is a day used to demonstrate support for environmental protection and how individuals, institutions, organizations and businesses can take action on climate change. Here are five things you can do in the workplace to celebrate Earth Day this year. 1. Pick up trash A really visible and tangible way to commemorate…

How higher education institutions can help fuel Canada’s tech talent pipeline

The tech ecosystem in Canada is booming. Major cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Waterloo are gaining significant momentum. According to a recent report from Silicon Valley Bank, Canadian tech startups saw a record-breaking more than $16 billion CAD in venture capital investment in 2021, more than double the previous high of just under $8 billion in 2019. And 14 Canadian tech companies achieved unicorn status, reaching a valuation of more than $1 billion, in 2021. When it comes to growth in the tech sector in…