Earlier this summer, when the Rogers outage left millions without access to critical services, Canadians began to realize just how vulnerable our cellular networks can be.
“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” reads the tweet of Justine Sacco, the dismissed Public Relations executive of New York-Based holding company InterActiveCorp (IAC). This tweet may be old, but it makes a case for social media monitoring by employers. After all, employees are mouthpieces of a company, and what they say can shape the image of a company.
Organizations need to do more to strengthen the digital trust between them and their customers, argues a new report from an industry association.
With companies focused more than ever before on available workforce and quality of talent in their relocation and expansion decisions, Canada offers a broad, diverse, and highly educated talent pool. Sixty percent of workers aged 25-64 have completed post-secondary education, making Canada’s workforce the most highly educated in the world, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Companies from around the world are taking notice of the country’s significant educational and workforce resources.
Scrolling Twitter or refreshing Facebook definitely feels like it’s bad for you, as our attention spans rot and meaning is drained from our lives. Despite those strong feelings, we’re usually told the evidence isn’t yet there to prove social media damages our mental health. The evidence of surging mental ill health is strong, with 30% of 18- to 24-year-olds reporting a common mental disorder in 2018-19, up from 24% at the start of the millennium, so it’s hard not to worry that this debate echoes the mid-20th-century arguments that we hadn’t absolutely proved cigarettes cause cancer. Despite the strong correlation between smoking and dying, many doctors didn’t believe the link had been proved even by the 1960s.