Amidst economic turmoil and fast-changing workplaces, recognition is more crucial than ever
When the new work from home reality was looming, Shopify gave its employees a $1,000 stipend, each, to outfit their home offices with the equipment they need. Metro, Loblaws, and Empire have given immediate raises to their frontline grocery store workers, recognizing the danger of illness they’re putting themselves in. Energy executives are taking pay cuts to keep workers employed in the already hard-hit oil and gas sectors in Western Canada. Independent grocery stores lacking the cash to bump pay are increasing employee discounts. Recently closed restaurants emptied their fridges, sending care packages of ingredients and cooked meals to laid-off staff.