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Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00

Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…

77% of employees believe remote, hybrid working improves well-being: survey

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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Buss Financial Group moving to a four-day workweek this summer

Buss Financial Group is implementing a four-day workweek this summer to provide employees with more flexibility. Employees will have Fridays off on a rotating basis…

Employees seeking enhanced well-being resources, employer recognition: survey

Half (49 per cent) of employees would like their employer to increase investment in mental, physical and financial well-being resources, according to a new survey…

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  • May 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

Dillon Consulting helping employees pay down student debt

Dillon Consulting Ltd. is supporting employees’ financial well-being through a student debt repayment program. The program allows employees to repay student debt by using employer…

U.S. employers enhancing benefits plans with travel coverage for abortion

Many U.S. employers are adding travel coverage for employees travelling for an abortion, amid recent restrictions imposed by several states. Among the employers offering this…

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Cost, time constraints preventing U.S. employees from accessing health benefits: survey

More than half (52 per cent) of U.S. full-time employees said the health benefits offered by their employer are unaffordable and 47 per cent said…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:00

Employees facing work-life balance, mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.…

Fewer employees working remotely in 2022: StatsCan

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six…

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
  • 09:00

Implementation of drug cost-control program violated collective agreement: arbitrator

A British Columbia labour arbitration decision is providing insight on how a block level implementation of a benefits provider’s drug cost-control program violated a collective…

Cisco exploring shifting a percentage of Canadian employees’ bonuses into base pay

Cisco Systems Inc. is exploring shifting a percentage of its Canadian employees’ bonuses into their base pay to help staff contend with the impacts of…

Key stakeholders highlighting value of private payer health care amid plans for dental, pharmacare programs

Amid plans by the federal government to introduce national dental and pharmacare programs, key stakeholders in the private payer health-care sector should highlight the value…

What’s in the federal budget for employers, employees?

The federal government’s 2022 budget, which set out $56 billion in new spending on Thursday, has a few offerings that could impact employers and employees.…

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  • April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
  • 09:00

Quebec biosimilars policy could cut drug costs for plan sponsors: expert

Changes to Quebec’s policy on the use of biosimilars in its public drug plan could result in savings for private benefits plans, says one expert.…

How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

2022 Workplace Benefits Awards opens for entries

Does your organization’s benefits plan or financial wellness program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to supporting your employees’ mental health? Is…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 29, 2022
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96% of U.S. employers say workers are stressed amid ongoing pandemic: survey

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, 96 per cent of U.S. employers say their employees are stressed out, with 58 per cent saying they’re “somewhat” stressed…

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  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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Contract workers at post-secondary institutions missing out on pensions, paid leave: report

Contract food services and custodial workers at Canada’s colleges and universities have less access to pensions and paid leave than their in-house colleagues, according to…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • 09:00

BDO Canada using free lunches to entice employees back to the office

BDO Canada is offering free lunches at its Waterloo, Ont. office to draw employees back to the workplace. The program, offered through the Hungerhub app,…

Toronto software company offering virtual veterinarian service to pet-owning employees

A Toronto-based software company is offering a virtual veterinarian service through its benefits program. Nicola Watson, human resources manager at Tribalscale Inc., says pet-owning employees…