This EmployerOne project is a collaboration with Dr. Sara Mann from the Department of Management at the University of Guelph, Dr. Gordon Cooke at Memorial University, and the Workforce Planning Boards (WFPB), 2014 to Present. We partnered with the WFPBs and provided an analysis of the 2015 Employer One Survey Data collected in March 2015, results for 2016 with a comparison including data from 2015 and 2016, and results for 2017 and 2018 with a comparison to previous years. Video presentation results for 2022 compared to 2015 and 2017 are also available below. The WFPBs collected the survey data, and Dr. Mann and I completed the analysis of the data, with future plans of publishing in academic journals and presenting at academic conferences. We are extremely excited about our involvement in this project and about the opportunity of future cohort analysis.
Office workers continue to return to the office as worries around the spread of COVID-19 subside. The Excalibur news paper has reported on some of the key characteristics that are associated with who is working from home in the following article: "York professor and team examine who’s working from home" by Nick Mokrzewski (March 11, 2022).
York research highlights work, labour issues for faculty and staff during pandemic.
The COVID Homeworking for University Staff Survey at York University was led by Kelly Pike, Assistant Professor, School of Human Resource Management, and the data analysis was led by James Chowhan, Assistant Professor, School of Human Resource Management. Some key results emerging from the study were that 96.6% of employees worked from home during the pandemic compared to 6.7% before the pandemic, with 44.1% preferring the new arrangement post-pandemic.
More than 1 million Canadian adults play recreational ice hockey. It has been found that there is a significant association between physically active males age 35 or over who play ice hockey regularly and enhanced health (when compared to other physically active males). Specifically, lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease and report significantly higher rates of self-assessed health were found. The Montreal Gazette has reported on the importance of recreational hockey and "STAY IN THE GAME" (7 Nov 2016)
Having an impact on Brantford's economic development, April 2014, in the Brant News and the Brantford Expositor
Chowhan, James. (2012). Immigrant employees less satisfied with pay and benefits. HR Professional: The Magazine of Human Resources Thought Leadership. Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), July/August, page 13.