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61% of Canadian workers say return-to-workplace mandates impose financial burden: survey

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees say return-to-worksite mandates impose a financial burden, a percentage that increases to 70 per cent among hybrid…


New incentives could boost satisfaction with in-person work, but few employers are making changes

Justin Ryan Horton has two jobs. When he’s not working 24-hour shifts as a firefighter, he’s working as an administrative assistant for a local community…

U.S. government launching initiative to encourage more employee ownership

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching an employee ownership initiative to encourage more employers and employees to take advantage of these opportunities. The new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2023 July 25, 2023
  • 09:00

Report finds DEI increasingly important in talent attraction, retention efforts

While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employers say the macroeconomic environment is negatively impacting recruitment, three-quarters (74 per cent) say it hasn’t reduced…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2023 April 10, 2023
  • 09:00

How employers can support female talent, diversify hiring in male-dominated industries

Employers in traditionally male-dominated industries can use flexible benefits and a diversity-minded approach to hiring to attract more female talent, says Deirdre Chong-Smith, a compensation…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 17, 2023 February 22, 2023
  • 09:00

Coalition seeking to bring employee ownership trusts to Canada

The Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition is urging the federal government to introduce an employee ownership trust in the next federal budget and to remove tax barriers to…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 10, 2023 February 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Survey finds half of employers hiring for new permanent roles in first half of 2023

Half (51 per cent) of employers say they’re planning to hire for new permanent roles in the first half of 2023, up from 40 per…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2023 February 8, 2023
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00
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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
  • 15:00

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
  • 09:00

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
  • 09:00

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
  • 09:00

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
  • 15:00

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
  • 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…

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…


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
  • 09:00