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Category: COVID-19

Online Video Conferencing Resources

COVID-19 pushed workplaces to adopt new technology to bridge the challenges of working through social distancing practices, but it’s been a steep learning curve for many of us. Here are three great resources and one pieces of humour we wanted to share on using online video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

Through the Lens – Tips for Conducting an Effective Video Interview

Join Allison West, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH, attorney, investigator, trainer and founder of Employment Practices Specialists, as she shares best practices and tips for conducting effective video interviews.

Watch the free webinar on i-Sight

Body Language Tips for Effective Communication Over Video Conferencing

One area that many advocates can improve on is body language. Body language is a significant part of how we communicate and it does not lose its importance over video. If anything, body language is more important, as your audience will likely be focused on the small image of you that they see on the screen. The following tips will help you be mindful of the signals your body is communicating.

Read the full article on ADR Toolbox

Workplace disputes can opt for online resolution

Even though courts across the province are hearing only essential and urgent matters, B.C. businesses and residents can still resolve conflicts and disputes while maintaining social-distancing guidelines.

Read the full article on Business in Vancouver

Canadian & US Supreme Court views re: Zoom

A bit of humour from Alex Su’s LinkedIn

Workplace safety through COVID-19

As many employees are returning to on-location work lately, we wanted to share two helpful resources on workplace safety guides through COVID-19.

COVID-19 Return-to-Work Checklist from a Canadian Employment Law Perspective

As workplaces across Canada begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of considerations for employers and employees. Regard must be had to compliance with federal and provincial occupational safety and health legislation (“OSHA”) and return to work guidelines.

Read the full article on JD Supra

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Use this template to document how your organization will keep workers and other people safe at your workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. How to develop your COVID-19 safety plan: A guide for Ontario workplaces explains what you should think about and gives examples to help you come up with your plan.

Download the full free WordDoc from the Ontario Government