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StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

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Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
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How employers can leverage pay transparency to achieve pay equity

Just because employers are transparent with their compensation philosophy or ranges, it doesn’t always mean they’re equitable in their compensation process, says Andrea Bartlett, director…

Meridian appointing Patricia Johns as chief people, culture officer

Meridian Credit Union is appointing Patricia Johns as chief people and culture officer. Most recently, she was founder and principal of Hrxlence Consulting Inc. and…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2022 August 16, 2022
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How education benefits can help employers attract, retain staff for long term

Nowadays, a person working at the same company for more than 10 years is a rare bird. In the last few years, younger employees are…

Amazon expanding employee benefits program with free skills training, career coaching programs

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its employee benefits program with free career coaching, college advisement and other specialized career services. The new offerings will provide employees…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2022 August 8, 2022
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Ayman Alvi promoted to VP, global pension and benefits at Scotiabank

Scotiabank has promoted Ayman Alvi to vice-president of global pension and benefits. Alvi joined the bank in 2019 as director of global benefits. Previously, he…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2022 August 4, 2022
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Half of dog owners would leave employer for more pet-friendly company: survey

Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Procter & Gamble Canada hosting Pride events for employees, providing inclusivity training

Procter & Gamble Canada is marking Pride Month with two events for employees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion issues. On June 14, the consumer…

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…

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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
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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,…

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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…

What are the top reasons employees would consider leaving their jobs?

An increase in burnout (32 per cent) and work hours (28 per cent), as well as difficulty unplugging (27 per cent) and challenges communicating with…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2022 March 31, 2022
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Rio Tinto providing all employees with 18 weeks of paid parental leave

Rio Tinto Group is making parental leave more accessible for employees by removing the distinction between primary and secondary caregivers. The policy change — which…

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Workers back on the job at noon after CP Rail and union agree to final arbitration

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the union representing 3,000 conductors, engineers and train and yard workers say they have agreed to final and binding arbitration…

Juno College phasing in a four-day workweek for all employees

Juno College of Technology is one of many employers implementing a four-day workweek in 2022. During the summer of 2021, Heather Payne, the college’s chief…

Employers expanding equity compensation programs to attract, retain talent: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of employers say their workforce attrition was higher in 2021 than it was in 2020, according to a survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2022 May 20, 2022
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CAAT expanding definition of who qualifies to receive benefits

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is expanding the definition of who can qualify to receive benefits as disabled or as a…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2022 February 7, 2022
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Benefits tops list of retention tools for employers: survey

The top three factors driving employee retention are benefits (34 per cent), a strong sense of culture (31 per cent) and belief in the senior…

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022
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Willis Towers Watson rebrands as WTW

Global consultancy Willis Towers Watson is rebranding as WTW. “Since 2016 we have been known as Willis Towers Watson, the combination of Willis and Towers…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2022 January 25, 2022
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C.F. Crozier supporting employee financial wellness amid uncertain times

As Canadian employees face rising inflation and interest rates, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. is helping ease employees’ financial worries by offering benefits that appeal to…

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My take: Employers can play key role in supporting employees’ estate planning efforts

Ah, the sights and sounds of the holidays: trees and homes covered in lights, meticulously wrapped gifts piling ever higher and radios blaring the same…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 27, 2021 December 17, 2021
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Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership model

Juno College is planning to move to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model. The Toronto-based college, formerly known as Hacker U, was established by Heather…

Employees seeking pet-friendly workplaces, benefits: survey

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employees said they want their employer to offer paid leave after adopting a new pet, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2021 December 8, 2021
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