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Accessible BC Act: Purpose, Key Information, and Compliance

Accessible BC Act: Purpose, Key Information, & Compliance

The past few years have brought some major developments on the accessibility front impacting employers across Canada. One advancement being the Accessible BC Act (ABCA), which received royal assent in 2021 and requires impacted employers to comply with new accessibility requirements.

This blog post provides some additional clarity around the Act and upcoming compliance requirements for BC employers impacted by this new regulation.

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Exploring Pay Transparency and Organizational Values

Exploring Pay Transparency and Organizational Values

Trust. Personal Responsibility. Connection. Integrity. Teamwork. Excellence.

What do all of these have in common?

Well, these are all common organizational values that I have seen and experienced over the years. I bet they are familiar to you as well when reading them in that context.

Organizational values are the guiding principles that define the culture and behaviour of an organization. These values are often displayed on company websites and walls and are usually communicated to new employees during onboarding.

However, for these values to be truly effective and serve their purpose, they must be reflected in the behaviours and decisions of the organization and its team members.

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Tips for Having Productive Tough Conversations

It’s easy to think that some people are naturally better at handling conflict than others, but the truth is that anyone can have tough conversations with their team that are productive and healthy. You just need to build that skill!

Like any other skill, handling tough conversations is a muscle you need to build. We’ve coached people leaders and business owners on how to have tough conversations and provide feedback to their team. Not only that, but our culture at Envol is BIG on feedback. We’re basically experts at making difficult conversations suck less.

In this article, we’ll break down everything we’ve learned to help you develop these skills. You’ll be able to create a process for yourself that removes the stress and enhances the value of difficult conversations. Let’s do this!

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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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