Employees and their Rights Essays

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FEBRUARY 2013

HR COMMUNICATIONS

VOLUME 01 ISSUE 01

In this Issue:
1. Employees and their Rights

Quote of the Issue:
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent. - Irving Berlin

 Demographic factors
2. Cash registers replaced with Ipad’s

 Technological Factors
3. Convenient stores and plastic bag ban

 Environmental Factors
4. People Afraid Of Discrimination

 Political Factors
5. Quebec’s Couche-Tard

 Cultural Factors

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FEBRUARY 2013

Employees and their rights

VOLUME 01 ISSUE 01

Demographic Factors
Managing a business requires adapting to the external environment that is in constant movement. Demographic trend is one of the major sources of change. Some of the current most well-known trends are a shift toward knowledge workers, more part-time, and employment of older workers. Some adults are now taking multiple parttime jobs to have a full time working schedule. Convenient stores have recently had some problem with stores trying to unionize the workforce. The main reason which arises unionization was a wage hike and paid sick days. The reason of the issue could be explained by the recent demographic change.

Convenience stores used to rely on students and young adults to fulfil most of their positions. These workers normally only work part-time and are not really looking for good compensation. However, the Canadian population is aging these days; the median age went from 36 years old in 1996 to 41 years old in the 2011 census. Considering the aging population and the shift toward parttime worker, workforce at stores must have gotten older. We could also look at the current employment rate to assess the change into the workforce. The current employment rate is 7, 4%; which could make it harder for uneducated adults to find a job. Those workers might even consider having a career in the convenience store industry as a cashier. The average worker is now older and the employee rotation is probably getting smaller. Consequently, the needs in compensation might get bigger. The human resources might also have to deal with employees with a lot more seniority. Career management might become a success factor.

In 2011, People between the ages of 25 and 44 were the ones who were working more than other age groups.

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BY: SEHRISHZAKA

FEBRUARY 2013

Cash Register’s replaced with Ipad’s
Technological Factors

VOLUME 01 ISSUE 01

The technological improvements of the world have changed the settings for workplaces. FEBRUARY 2013 the company efficiency Some can help such as by upgrading the machinery. Others might lower the size of workforce by using robots instead of workers. With a convenience store chain like Mac’s, one could not think that these changes apply, but they do. The registers in most stores could be considered low-tech and overpriced. That is why some retail stores are considering replacing their registers with Apple Ipad’s. If this catching is on then replacing registers with products like the Ipad’s may cross over to convenience stores. If convenient stores were to do this it may improve productivity from employees due to products of this nature being well known and thus easy to use by anybody who works there. Not to mention it probably wouldn’t take as much training to teach how to use one. The HR department will have to perform training for current employees where they will be taught how to use the technology properly and not to misuse it. There are also new technologies that could explain…