The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt businesses large and small. As Canada struggles towards a recovery, Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, with policy expert Sean Speer from the Public Policy Forum. Each episode Sean and host Alicja Siekierska dig into the challenges Canada’s economy and industry face, and the policy that could support or delay a recovery.
Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, a livestream show on the Canadian economy that builds a crisis playbook during COVID-19 times and beyond.
Canadian businesses around the country are currently grappling with a labour shortage. Many companies are struggling to find workers, something that could put the post-pandemic economic recovery at risk. On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum's Sean Speer discuss the ongoing labour shortage, and how businesses can begin to solve this issue. Speer says that Canada has "a fairly significant business investment problem" that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He argues that the government should incentivize and encourage business investment that will make companies more productive and less dependent on labour. For more exclusive content from the show, download the Crisis Management podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
United Airlines recently revealed in a memo to emloyees that more than 97 per cent of its U.S.-based workers have been vaccinated for COVID-19. This comes just before a Sept. 27 deadline for staff vaccinations. The U.S.-based airline took a tough stance and required that its 67,000 American employees get vaccinated, or face termination. While six employees have sued United over the mandate, a spokesperson said of the complaint that "at this point we think it's without merit." On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and Speer discuss United Airlines' vaccine mandate, and whether this kind of a mandate would hold up to legal action in Canada. For more exclusive content from the show, download the Crisis Management podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.