Human Resources

Canadian Property Management

Data to enable informed discussion of diversity

An exploration of the Canadian real estate industry's demographics and attitudes to diversity is now underway with the logical first step: data collection. Employees in a sweeping range of disciplines — property management, investment, development, leasing and professional services for the real estate industry — are invited to participate.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
Subhi Alsayed

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Breaking down silos between FM and HR

RE and FM professionals typically operate independently of HR, but both groups can benefit from breaking down silos to face challenges together.
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Canadian Property Management

Property and facilities job growth signalled

A cross-Canada human resources study reveals nearly 35 per cent of surveyed property/facilities employers expect to add more staff this year, and nearly 57 per cent are anticipating a pickup in business activity.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt named a top employer

Diamond Schmitt Architects has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 following a national survey conducted by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The survey
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CondoBusiness

The condominium as workplace

Condominiums are homes, and for the managers, security personnel, housekeeping staff and contractors who keep them in good order, they are also workplaces.
Mental health in condos

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The mental health link to workplace productivity

Organizations could reduce workplace productivity losses by nearly half if they addressed the three types of barriers employees face in accessing mental health care, finds a CAMH study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Employee engagement key to business change

Despite proof that employee engagement is critical to successful business change, organizations pay scant attention to the people dimension of change.
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REMI Network

New recruits needed for aging HVACR workforce

A joint Canada-U.S. industry study of demand for HVAC and refrigeration technicians concludes both nations face a skills shortage as an aging workforce nears retirement.
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REMI Network

Cadillac Fairview CEO wins leading HR Award

John Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, was honoured during the second-annual Canadian HR Awards.
Menkes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Corporate fitness facilities on the incline

With corporate wellness amenities on the incline in Canada, an expert offers tips for developing successful fitness facilities and programming.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Troubleshoot ‘text neck’ in the virtual workplace

'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Show leadership in facility management

Facility managers can and should go beyond the ‘manage’ label in their title and provide leadership within their organization. An expert shares how.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pariah is not a professional engineer

The term, engineer, is often applied laxly, but only licensed professionals are legally entitled to that status.
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Construction Business

New test for mobile crane operators

An industry committee led by the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (Skills Table) is advancing the development of a voluntary, Canada-wide demonstration of skills test
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Construction Business

New BCCA Chair announced

The British Columbia Construction Association has announced that Susan Zacharias, owner of United Concrete & Gravel Ltd., will assume the role of board chair for
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Construction Business

Express entry for skilled foreign workers

Starting January 2015, skilled foreign workers will have access to Express Entry, a new federal government immigration application management system intended to prioritize applicants and accelerate the process.