… Recently, I was sent a new piece of research showing that the worst-performing employees are often the most engaged ones. This is a radical departure from the standard view that performance and engagement go hand in hand: High performers are meant to be the motivated ones and the all-round cheerleaders, while low performers are supposed to belong to the awkward squad and be disaffected and grumpy.
Instead, according to the consultancy Leadership IQ, the feeblest workers in almost half the companies surveyed fared much better than the high-fliers on three measures of engagement. They were more likely “to give 100 per cent,” they were more likely to recommend their company to others, and they were more inclined to think that their bosses treated people fairly…
Read the entire article here: Why increasing employee engagement is a waste of time
Labour Force Ageing and Skill Shortages in Canada and Ontario … the labour force in Canada and Ontario is ageing, due to lower fertility, longer life expectancy, and the ageing of the baby boom…the Canadian labour force is projected to shrink in absolute size after 2016.
The future of jobs in Canada “The Canadian Chamber of Commerce estimates there will be 550,000 unskilled workers who won’t be able to find work by 2016. By 2021, it says, the number could be well over a million. At the same time, it’s estimated there will be 1.5 million skilled job vacancies in 2016, and 2.6 million by 2021.”
MONTREAL – A part-time nurse at a Montreal hospital has earned over $315,000 in the past year through overtime and bonuses, raising questions about workloads, staffing and hospital spending priorities.
The nurse at Jean-Talon hospital made $315,284.18 in the 2011-12 fiscal year, QMI Agency has learned.
That’s nearly twice the salary of her hospital’s CEO and considerably more than Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, who makes $177,000 a year.
Interviews are a defining moment in your quest for employment. Interviews often involve a series of questions about your education, work experience, skills and abilities. Some interviews involve role playing, or describing how you would react to a specific scenario. Unfortunately, some employers cross the line and ask illegal questions that are not relevant to the job. Some examples of illegal interview questions include questions about race, marital status and religion, among others.