2020 Workforce news roundup

The Digital Highway: Why HR Needs to Move Out of the Slow Lane (Wired): Legacy HR IT systems could be preventing companies from realizing competitive advantage through people. Digital technologies are changing the way employees find jobs, learn, and do their work—so HR needs to make digital a priority.

U.S. Workers Can’t Get No (Job) Satisfaction (Wall Street Journal): According to a new survey from the Conference Board, job satisfaction in the US has decreased significantly since 1987, when the survey was first conducted. While workers today are more satisfied with bonuses and flexible-work opportunities, they are less satisfied with job security, sick leave, and health coverage.

Temporary Jobs Are Canada’s Future: Report (Huffington Post): The practice of hiring contract workers is likely to pick up over the next few months in Canada, where the economic environment is unstable and employers can be fill jobs quickly without offering benefits or vacation time.

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