Written by Charlene Cleary Anyone else tired of trying to keep up with the ever-changing government programs for employers?
Grocery Stipends, Mental Health Hours, and Pet Paternity Leave: The Top Pandemic Perks Companies Are Offering Now
One easy way to determine what perks are best suited to your team's needs in the current climate is to ask your employees. That could yield unexpected results: With pet adoptions on the rise, some companies have opted to pay adoption fees or grant "pet paternity leave." Others have paid for Netflix subscriptions, matched employee donations to racial-justice organizations or Covid-related charities, or even given out stock options.
Acedia might be a new word to us in the 21st century, but it was well known to those living in the Middle Ages. Derived from Greek roots that mean a seizing up or freezing of feelings, the experience was apparently fairly common among Medieval monks shut away in monasteries.
Smart small business owners also view the hiring process from the applicant's side. They realize an employee's experience starts the day she applies, not her first day on the job. They realize brand reputation isn't limited to customers but also extends to potential employees.
All of this mentorship, informal learning, and subtle acculturation to the rules of your industry doesn't happen when you're on the sofa with your cat and your laptop. And that's going to be a nightmare for young workers in our new work reality, Blanda argues.
The prime minister also unveiled nearly $59 million in support for migrant workers based on Canadian farms, with money going to more inspections, emergency relief and improved living conditions for those workers. He added the federal government is working on improving the oft-maligned Temporary Foreign Workers program.