Preventing Overexertion at Work

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According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, overexertion is the third-leading cause of injury in Canada—with around 47,000 overexertion injuries leading to lost time claims in 2018. These injuries can happen in the workplace when you push your body beyond its physical limits during a task. Overexertion injuries are typically caused by one of these activities: Physical …

How to Safely Use Video Conference Software

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to rely on video conferencing technology to conduct meetings and stay connected. However, the increased use of video conferencing technology also means increased cyber risks. For example, cyberattackers who gain access to a conference room can: Listen in and gather confidential information to sell or exploit. Disrupt the meeting with inappropriate materials. Trick …


Bridging the Gap Between Remote and On-site Employees

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As we look into what the workplace will look like post-coronavirus, the reality for many employers may involve supporting a geographically distant workforce. Some employees may be returning to an on-site work location, while others will be working remotely longer-term, or even permanently. Teams comprised of both remote and on-site employees may not only be the current reality—but the new …

Supporting Employees’ Caregiving Responsibilities Post-coronavirus

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, daycares and schools shut their doors. Months later, even as many child care centres reopen, many parents continue to juggle caregiving and work responsibilities. In fact, according to a recent survey, 60 per cent of parents report that they’ve had no outside help with child care during the pandemic. Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities …


Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

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There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting businesses, both small and large, across the globe. Businesses have had to drastically adjust their operations. Once the threat of the coronavirus declines, your business may be ready to open up and return to normal operations. Whether your business had to close its doors or you had to set up …


Deciding Who Should Continue to Work From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As businesses across the country continue reopening and the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 cases looms, employers are facing difficult decisions regarding work-from-home arrangements. Some employers are opting to extend work-from-home arrangements until next year, others are asking all employees to return to the office and some are offering a hybrid of the two models. For employers that …


Trends to Continue Post-coronavirus

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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many changes as organizations worked to adapt to the altered landscape. As reopenings commence, organizations should consider continuing several of these changes into the “new normal,” such as the following: 1. Increased Focus on Wellness Organizations should continue to focus on wellness to ensure a healthy and satisfied workforce. Continuing the focus on wellness may …


Ontario’s COVID-19 Guidelines for Reopening Non-essential Businesses

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As Ontario continues to allow more non-essential businesses to reopen as part of its COVID-19 framework for reopening the province, it’s important to stay in the know on how your organization is affected and what guidelines you should follow to remain legally compliant. THE THREE PHASE RECOVERY PLAN Ontario’s COVID-19 framework for reopening the province is composed of three phases. …


Designing a Post-Coronavirus Office

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviours and expanding remote work options, employers can help prevent …

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Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries. As social distancing is encouraged and some provinces issue stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for all non-essential employees, many employers are asking their employees to work from home. For some employees, working from home is business as usual. For others, this may be the first time they’ve telecommuted. …