Human Resources & Education

Covering training, career development, higher education and all human resources issues in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

B.C. pharmacists set to treat minor ailments, prescribe contraception starting this month

New services will make it easier and faster for patients to get medication and take the pressure off nurses and doctors, says health minister

EDI programs ineffective unless supported by actions from senior leadership, report finds

Greater leadership involvement and KPIs are key to evolving corporate and organizational EDI practices

Employee turnover causes ripple effect, leads to more departures, UBC research finds

Researchers find layoff announcements have a strong and immediate impact, increasing voluntary turnover among those who remain at a company

AI: Artificial intelligence can learn but it’s not ready to teach, experts say

Computer scientists, educators don’t see artificial intelligence fully replacing people

AI: Keeping the ‘human’ in HR is key to the profession

Experts say artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace human-to-human interaction

Amid job losses, post-secondary unions appeal to province to offset budget shortfalls

The unions say that 'significantly' increased government funding for the post-secondary sector is the only viable long-term solution.

Employers grapple with layoff processes in hybrid-work era

Large group layoffs that offer little privacy to employees can create legal issues

Trudeau urged to make good on critical mineral commitments during New York City visit

Business leaders say it's time for a more streamlined permitting process to capitalize on Canadian mineral riches

Low unemployment could boost trend of union organizing in retail, service: experts

Union drives at major retailers including Starbucks, Cineplex, Indigo, Sephora and PetSmart have picked up since 2020