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Party of One: How to Treat Single Employees Fairly

Posted by HRdownloads on Apr 19, 2018 2:30:00 PM

As Canadians, we’ve come a long way from the days when we defined “family” as a mother, father, 2.5 kids, and a dog named Spot. While workplaces are making progress towards becoming more inclusive of the diverse relationships that make up today’s families, one demographic continues to be neglected: singles. Conversations about work–life balance typically revolve around employees balancing family responsibilities, such as childcare and eldercare, alongside their careers. Too often, we assume single employees are completely free of familial or other personal obligations, making them the obvious candidates to work the late shift or pick up the slack on weekends.

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