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Virtual Holiday Party Ideas: 10 Ways to Celebrate

Just like everything else that’s been affected by the pandemic this year, holiday parties won’t be the same either. With the second wave of COVID-19, countries across the world are going back into lockdown and putting social restrictions in place again. However, this doesn’t mean your annual workplace holiday party has to be cancelled entirely. With a bit of creativity, you can still celebrate and organize something virtually fun and engaging for your team! 

So, if you’re in charge of planning a holiday party for your colleagues this year, we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can celebrate virtually – just keep reading!  

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The Return to Remote Work

With COVID-19 far from over and increasing case numbers in B.C.,  how do we decide to return to remote work? Read on to determine what’s right for your organization and how to make this decision. Our strategy includes research, overcoming human psychology, and design thinking. 

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Have You Adapted your EVP to the “New Normal”?

The needs and priorities of job seekers have changed drastically – and meeting their needs is crucial to developing an attractive employer value proposition. In the “new normal”, organizations must adapt their EVP to the increasing number of job seekers. 

At Envol, we are optimists; always looking for the opportunity in every situation. To our surprise, despite the many challenges COVID-19 has presented, we didn’t have to look too far to find the opportunities.

For one, what if we told you that the “new normal” was built on mass collaboration, diversity, collective intelligence, and explicit commitment-making?

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What Two More Months of CERB Means for the Job Market

Increasing unemployment, disincentivized job seekers, and another two months of CERB – what does this mean for the job market?

The Canadian government recently announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended for another two months. Millions of Canadians will have maxed out their CERB allowance (a total of $8000) by July 4th. It remains unclear whether CERB will be amended or a different form of government support will be provided.

For those still eligible for CERB, they can continue to receive $2,000 per month while the Canadian government encourages recipients to take available work, however many are disincentivized to seek employment. Why?Read More »What Two More Months of CERB Means for the Job Market

B.C.’s Temporary Layoff Period is Ending… What Now?!

The BC government extended its normally 13-week temporary layoff period to 16 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these 16 weeks are coming to an end for many employers.

While many employers are expressing their concerns of potential bankruptcy to Labour Minister Harry Bains, it does not look like temporary layoffs will be extended.

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How to Support Parents Working During COVID-19

We’ve all seen the meme; a parent on a video conference call while her two children are taped to the floor with the caption, “Working from home during COVID-19!”

We chuckle to ourselves and say, “YUP” as we continue to scroll. But as funny as the meme is, this is a stark reality for most parents navigating childcare, home schooling, and working during COVID-19.

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