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Shh! Why Your Workplace Needs a Quiet Room

Posted by HRdownloads on Aug 1, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Workplaces can be loud and chaotic, sometimes too much so. Quiet rooms are a rising trend employers are implementing to help alleviate some of this chaos and give employees a reprieve from their noisy surroundings. These are different than boardrooms, which offer space for more collaborative work. Quiet rooms can be used for a number of reasons and can help employees take a moment to refresh when a busy day gets to be too overwhelming.

The concept of providing a quiet room in the workplace may seem simple, but there is some confusion surrounding the topic because there is no single definition of what a quiet room is or the purpose that it serves. This ambiguity is something of the point, though: a quiet room can be flexible and may be adapted to meet the needs of your organization. It is also important to know that quiet rooms are easy to implement and likely have little to no cost to the company; all you really need is a designated space or room.

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Topics: Workplace Culture, Workplace Accommodation

Accommodation at Every Age: Helping Employees with Eldercare

Posted by HRdownloads on Nov 16, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Family status is a tricky prohibited ground of discrimination. Although it’s common to all human rights legislation across Canada (albeit sometimes under different names), the definition of family status, and what constitutes discrimination on that basis, is a murky problem without a clear solution. For one thing, does family status only mean the status of having a family? If so, who is considered a family? If not, what else does it cover?

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Topics: Eldercare, Workplace Accommodation

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