Joel Kranc

Joel Kranc

Joel is the Editor and Deputy Publisher of Your Workplace. He is an experienced and award-winning editor, writer and communications professional. Joel began his career as a journalist and reporter covering the U.S. retirement and institutional investment market. Joel is author of Retirement Planning in 8 Easy Steps: The Brief Guide to Lifelong Financial Freedom.

Few Organizations are Prepared to Reopen Workplaces

How prepared are Canadian employers for the risks associated with the return of their employees to physical workplaces?

Canadian Chamber of Commerce to Help Businesses During Pandemic

Frustrations with government over the COVID-19 pandemic has led businesses to take matters into their own hands to avoid further lockdowns.

Are You Being “Breadcrumbed” by Employers?

Competing for a job in today’s market is challenging enough, and now candidates are being breadcrumbed — or strung along — by employers.

Employers Increasing Focus on Social Workplace Issues

Canadian business leaders shifted expectations to take a more expansive view of their company’s responsibility to communities as a whole

Well-Being a Greater Priority for CEOs: Report

Seventy-seven percent of company CEOs say they plan to prioritize employee well-being even if it affects near-term profitability.

Mental Health in the Spotlight

Today is the 11th annual Bell Let's Talk Day and everyone's invited to join the conversation to support people living with mental illness while also driving up Bell's donations to mental health programs just by getting engaged.

Governor General Out Amid Toxic Work Allegations

Governor General, Julie Payette resigned after a workplace review showed she was at the center of complaints about a toxic work environment.

Some Industries Offering Bonuses During the Pandemic

Several industries have thanked their staff for a year of hard work with year-end bonuses — and some are even topping up the amount.

Exercising the Whole Person

Some tips on maintaining your health while working through the pandemic from four well-being voices.

Wellness Is More Than a Brand (or Is It?)

The important parts of bringing your wellness program further after through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

CRA Simplifying At-Home Office Expenses

The CRA is simplifing the process to claim office expenses for Canadians working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Meetings Are So 2020

A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows video calls may be wearing on workers. Almost three-quarters of professionals surveyed (72%) said they participate in virtual meetings.

The Importance of Empathy in the Workplace

It's definitely a trend — and more employers need to get on board to let their employees know they matter

Government Challenges Companies to Diversify Their Workforces

Reality is that women, racialized, LGBTQ2, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, are under-represented in positions of economic influence.

Diversity & Inclusion No Longer a “Nice to Have”: Report

Identify opportunities and gaps for implementing D&I programs in Ontario's businesses.

Does a Work-Life Balance Even Exist?

Despite the benefits of working remotely, like saving commuting time and increased flexibility, it can also lead to putting in longer hours.

This is Only Half the Story

It’s true. What you are about to read is not the full picture. But why admit that from the get-go? Why inform you, the reader, that what you are about to read is incomplete?

The Changing Office: Embrace Your Space

Office design is always evolving,; often because of social trends and now because of a pandemic

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

This week saw the news that, not one, but two very promising COVID-19 vaccines are being tested and showing amazing results. Vaccine candidates from Moderna and Pfizer have shown a more than 90% effective rate in fast-tracked clinical trials.

New Certification for Mindful Leadership

Employees would like more mental health support, and managers would like better training to deal with employee mental health.

HRPA Launches New Website and Brand

Better HR Makes Business Better – the HRPA aims to elevate public awareness, trust, and confidence in the HR profession in Ontario.

Employers Have Opportunity to Alleviate Financial Stress

Financial stress has increased this year and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis has compelled people to start financial planning.

Division of Work Between Human and Machine Shifting: Report

The annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025.

Nearly 4 in 10 Employees are Less Motivated to Work Since the Pandemic Began: Report

If Canadians’ mental health and wellbeing needs are not addressed, the resilience of our country will face a significant long-term threat.

Workers Feeling More Burnout This Year

Burnout has been a big problem this year and managers need to work with their teams to address job burnout head on.

Canadians Deem Depression as Disability: Survey

In a year when the global pandemic has sent stress levels soaring, Canadians are more likely to see mental health illnesses as a disability.

COVID Has Changed Role of HR But Canadians Still Unsure of Their Role

HR's role has become challenging over the last several months, yet a lack of understanding of the important role of HR persists in Canada

Canada’s Best HR Schools 2020: Postgraduate

Education is on everyone’s mind. From Zoom classes to home schooling to postponed graduations, the needs of students, employers and schools have all changed. It’s because of these changes that

Canadians On The Edge of New World of Work: Study

Changes in the way we work will bring opportunities to reimagine collaboration, innovation and project delivery.

Online Learning for Adults is Also on the Rise

Fears that online-only education will keep away adult learners this fall can be put to rest.

Do Politics and Work Mix?

There is much to talk about in the world of politics these days. But is the topic safe to talk about at work?

CEOs Believe Drastic Changes at Workplace are Permanent

There is a drastic need for business leaders and policy makers to fundamentally rethink the way they plan, invest and operate in the future.

Black Leaders Underrepresented on Boards: Study

Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute.

Employees Trust Employers to Manage Return to Work: Survey

Canadians are placing a great deal of trust in their employers to manage their return to the workplace and in keeping them safe.

Workplace Competition Still Part of the Workplace: Survey

Strategies for managers that will lend to a healthy level of competition among teams while also promoting camaraderie and a collaborative culture.

Mental Health Linked to Quality of Employer Support: Survey

Canadians continue to struggle with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and need employer support now more than ever

Canadians Set to Hit the Road this Summer

With a desire to explore locally and reconnect with family, friends and nature, the day trip has emerged as this summer's new preferred getaway.

Employers Still Need Balance When Managing Workers from Home

Canadian employers have room for improvement to make working from home more productive for all employees.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extended

Canadian government extending the CERB eligibility period by eight weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues..Progress yes, but there is a long way to go.

Mental Health Support for Remote Canadians Expanded

$1 million expansion of the mental health supports available to the Atlantic provinces, Québec, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Yukon.

Mental Health Continues to be a Struggle Even as Re-openings Occur

The effects of COVID-19 continue to have an impact on mental wellbeing, despite a slowing of infections, and most provinces proceeding with a phased reopening.

What Unpaid Leave Looks Like Across Canada

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, provinces have introduced new unpaid job-protected statutory leaves for employees. Here is a break down by location.

FSRA Provides Support Guidelines for Pension Plans

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has provided guidance to protect the entitlements of all pension plan beneficiaries.

Younger Canadians Value Virtual Health Care: Survey

Three-quarters (72%) of working Canadians say they would perceive their employer in a more positive light if their employer offered virtual care/telemedicine, according to a recent RBC Insurance survey.

Conversations: The Medium, the Message and the Audience

Texting, Tweeting, instant messaging, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp — what do they have in common? Mainly they represent a transition from long-form written communication (and communication skills) to a more shorthand version that is increasingly more accepted, and used,

Want to Get Noticed in 2020? Try These Tactics

With a new year come new strategies, resolutions and the desire to change the way we did things the year before. So how do you get more attention in the workplace in 2020?

November is the Time to Think of Financial Literacy

November marks the beginning of the 9th edition of Financial Literacy Month (FLM). Throughout the month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and organizations

Few Organizations are Prepared to Reopen Workplaces

How prepared are Canadian employers for the risks associated with the return of their employees to physical workplaces?

Canadian Chamber of Commerce to Help Businesses During Pandemic

Frustrations with government over the COVID-19 pandemic has led businesses to take matters into their own hands to avoid further lockdowns.

Are You Being “Breadcrumbed” by Employers?

Competing for a job in today’s market is challenging enough, and now candidates are being breadcrumbed — or strung along — by employers.

Employers Increasing Focus on Social Workplace Issues

Canadian business leaders shifted expectations to take a more expansive view of their company’s responsibility to communities as a whole

Well-Being a Greater Priority for CEOs: Report

Seventy-seven percent of company CEOs say they plan to prioritize employee well-being even if it affects near-term profitability.

Mental Health in the Spotlight

Today is the 11th annual Bell Let's Talk Day and everyone's invited to join the conversation to support people living with mental illness while also driving up Bell's donations to mental health programs just by getting engaged.

Governor General Out Amid Toxic Work Allegations

Governor General, Julie Payette resigned after a workplace review showed she was at the center of complaints about a toxic work environment.

Some Industries Offering Bonuses During the Pandemic

Several industries have thanked their staff for a year of hard work with year-end bonuses — and some are even topping up the amount.

Exercising the Whole Person

Some tips on maintaining your health while working through the pandemic from four well-being voices.

Wellness Is More Than a Brand (or Is It?)

The important parts of bringing your wellness program further after through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

CRA Simplifying At-Home Office Expenses

The CRA is simplifing the process to claim office expenses for Canadians working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Meetings Are So 2020

A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows video calls may be wearing on workers. Almost three-quarters of professionals surveyed (72%) said they participate in virtual meetings.

The Importance of Empathy in the Workplace

It's definitely a trend — and more employers need to get on board to let their employees know they matter

Government Challenges Companies to Diversify Their Workforces

Reality is that women, racialized, LGBTQ2, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, are under-represented in positions of economic influence.

Diversity & Inclusion No Longer a “Nice to Have”: Report

Identify opportunities and gaps for implementing D&I programs in Ontario's businesses.

Does a Work-Life Balance Even Exist?

Despite the benefits of working remotely, like saving commuting time and increased flexibility, it can also lead to putting in longer hours.

This is Only Half the Story

It’s true. What you are about to read is not the full picture. But why admit that from the get-go? Why inform you, the reader, that what you are about to read is incomplete?

The Changing Office: Embrace Your Space

Office design is always evolving,; often because of social trends and now because of a pandemic

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

This week saw the news that, not one, but two very promising COVID-19 vaccines are being tested and showing amazing results. Vaccine candidates from Moderna and Pfizer have shown a more than 90% effective rate in fast-tracked clinical trials.

New Certification for Mindful Leadership

Employees would like more mental health support, and managers would like better training to deal with employee mental health.

HRPA Launches New Website and Brand

Better HR Makes Business Better – the HRPA aims to elevate public awareness, trust, and confidence in the HR profession in Ontario.

Employers Have Opportunity to Alleviate Financial Stress

Financial stress has increased this year and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis has compelled people to start financial planning.

Division of Work Between Human and Machine Shifting: Report

The annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025.

Nearly 4 in 10 Employees are Less Motivated to Work Since the Pandemic Began: Report

If Canadians’ mental health and wellbeing needs are not addressed, the resilience of our country will face a significant long-term threat.

Workers Feeling More Burnout This Year

Burnout has been a big problem this year and managers need to work with their teams to address job burnout head on.

Canadians Deem Depression as Disability: Survey

In a year when the global pandemic has sent stress levels soaring, Canadians are more likely to see mental health illnesses as a disability.

COVID Has Changed Role of HR But Canadians Still Unsure of Their Role

HR's role has become challenging over the last several months, yet a lack of understanding of the important role of HR persists in Canada

Canada’s Best HR Schools 2020: Postgraduate

Education is on everyone’s mind. From Zoom classes to home schooling to postponed graduations, the needs of students, employers and schools have all changed. It’s because of these changes that

Canadians On The Edge of New World of Work: Study

Changes in the way we work will bring opportunities to reimagine collaboration, innovation and project delivery.

Online Learning for Adults is Also on the Rise

Fears that online-only education will keep away adult learners this fall can be put to rest.

Do Politics and Work Mix?

There is much to talk about in the world of politics these days. But is the topic safe to talk about at work?

CEOs Believe Drastic Changes at Workplace are Permanent

There is a drastic need for business leaders and policy makers to fundamentally rethink the way they plan, invest and operate in the future.

Black Leaders Underrepresented on Boards: Study

Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute.

Employees Trust Employers to Manage Return to Work: Survey

Canadians are placing a great deal of trust in their employers to manage their return to the workplace and in keeping them safe.

Workplace Competition Still Part of the Workplace: Survey

Strategies for managers that will lend to a healthy level of competition among teams while also promoting camaraderie and a collaborative culture.

Mental Health Linked to Quality of Employer Support: Survey

Canadians continue to struggle with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and need employer support now more than ever

Canadians Set to Hit the Road this Summer

With a desire to explore locally and reconnect with family, friends and nature, the day trip has emerged as this summer's new preferred getaway.

Employers Still Need Balance When Managing Workers from Home

Canadian employers have room for improvement to make working from home more productive for all employees.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extended

Canadian government extending the CERB eligibility period by eight weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues..Progress yes, but there is a long way to go.

Mental Health Support for Remote Canadians Expanded

$1 million expansion of the mental health supports available to the Atlantic provinces, Québec, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Yukon.

Mental Health Continues to be a Struggle Even as Re-openings Occur

The effects of COVID-19 continue to have an impact on mental wellbeing, despite a slowing of infections, and most provinces proceeding with a phased reopening.

What Unpaid Leave Looks Like Across Canada

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, provinces have introduced new unpaid job-protected statutory leaves for employees. Here is a break down by location.

FSRA Provides Support Guidelines for Pension Plans

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has provided guidance to protect the entitlements of all pension plan beneficiaries.

Younger Canadians Value Virtual Health Care: Survey

Three-quarters (72%) of working Canadians say they would perceive their employer in a more positive light if their employer offered virtual care/telemedicine, according to a recent RBC Insurance survey.

Conversations: The Medium, the Message and the Audience

Texting, Tweeting, instant messaging, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp — what do they have in common? Mainly they represent a transition from long-form written communication (and communication skills) to a more shorthand version that is increasingly more accepted, and used,

Want to Get Noticed in 2020? Try These Tactics

With a new year come new strategies, resolutions and the desire to change the way we did things the year before. So how do you get more attention in the workplace in 2020?

November is the Time to Think of Financial Literacy

November marks the beginning of the 9th edition of Financial Literacy Month (FLM). Throughout the month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and organizations
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