Close
Learning Methods
Classroom
A traditional classroom couples on-site learning with the added value of face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers. With courses and exams scheduled worldwide, you will be sure to find a class near you.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via face-to-face
Components (May Include)
Onsite
On-site instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available two weeks prior to the course start date; printed course materials ship directly to the event location
Duration
One + Days
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple days
Technical Needs
Specific requirements are clearly noted on the course page
Virtual Classroom
Ideal for those who appreciate live education instruction, but looking to save on travel. A virtual classroom affords you many of the same learning benefits as traditional–all from the convenience of your office.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire virtual classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via online environment
Components (May Include)
Live online instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available up to one week prior to the course start date. Recorded playback and supplemental materials available up to seven days after the live event.
Duration
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple sessions
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Phone line access
E-Learning
A self-paced, online learning experience that allows you to study any time of day. Course material is pre-recorded by an instructor and you have the flexibility to view content modules as desired.
Interaction
Independent Learning
Components (May Include)
Pre-Recorded
Pre-recorded course modules
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, online quizzes
E-course materials start on the day of purchase
Optional purchased print material ships within 7 business days
Duration
120 Days - Anytime
120-day access starts on the day of purchase
Direct access to all components
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Close
Contact Sponsor
E-Reward
Online
Paul Thompson
Phone: 1 44 01614322584
Contact by Email | Website
Close
Sorry, you can't add this item to the cart.
You have reached the maximum allowed quantity for purchase in your cart or the item isn't available anymore.
Product successfully added to your cart!
Price
View your cart
Continue shopping
Please note our website will be down this Friday, November 5 from 9pm ET – 11pm ET for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
WORKSPAN
WORKSPAN DAILY |

Survey: Canadian Employers Are Short on Workers

As the United States Congress debates this week whether to extend the extra $600 per week federal unemployment benefits introduced by the CARES Act beyond its original July end date, Canada is facing in a similar conundrum.

Image

Many Canadian employers are having a hard time rehiring or finding the workers they need to safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Only one-third of small companies said they are at normal staffing levels, and one-quarter are having a hard time finding the staff they need to operate.

“Staffing is one of the many challenges for small businesses trying to get back to normal,” said Dan Kelly, CFIB president. “More than a quarter (27%) of small firms report that some of their laid-off staff have refused to return to work when recalled.”

For those employers that have had staff refuse to return to work, the top reasons are:

  • They prefer to stay on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) (62%)
  • They are concerned about their own physical health or that of their family (47%)
  • They are concerned about childcare obligations (27%)
  • They do not feel there are enough hours or work available (16%)
  • They prefer the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) (11%)
  • They are concerned about taking public transportation (7%)

“It is clear that CERB has created a disincentive to return to work for some staff, especially in industries like hospitality and personal services,” Kelly said. “CERB was created as emergency support for workers who had lost their job due to the pandemic, not to fund a summer break. This is why it is critical that all parties support the government's proposed change to end CERB benefits when an employer asks a worker to return to work.”

The CFIB previously called on the federal government to make changes to the federal aid programs, to ensure Canadians can safely transition from CERB to work using the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) as a step toward unsubsidized employment.

The CERB program was introduced as part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has previously expanded its coverage to include more workers and extended the program by another eight weeks. To assist moving Canadians from CERB to CEWS and then toward unsubsidized employment, CFIB recommends:

  • Allowing more employers to participate in CEWS by removing or reducing the 30% revenue drop test or by creating a sliding scale to allow those with lower revenue drops to access a smaller subsidy.
  • Continuing CERB benefits for those who need them, but requiring recipients to be available and looking for work, and ensuring benefits stop if a worker is offered a new job or their old job back unless they or a family member are sick.
  • Allowing CERB recipients to earn more while retaining some of their benefits so they are not discouraged from working more hours.

"Many workers can't go back to work yet for valid reasons, but changes are needed to key support programs to help employers reopen and rehire their teams,” Kelly said. “There is no recovery without getting Canadians back to work.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that the federal government will be extending the CEWS program until December.


About WorldatWork

WorldatWork is a professional nonprofit association that sets the agenda and standard of excellence in the field of Total Rewards. Our membership, signature certifications, data, content, and conferences are designed to advance our members’ leadership, and to help them influence great outcomes for their own organizations.

About Membership

Membership provides access to practical resources, research, emerging trends, a professional network, and career-building education and certification. Learn more and join today.