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Q&A with Purolator’s Anna Manocchio

Purolator Inc.’s senior director of total rewards and human resources technology talks mental-health leadership, return to the workplace and the benefits of time outdoors Q:…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:49

Employers enhancing meaningful benefits offerings to attract, keep top talent

Many companies used to boast about their modern offices with gyms, fully-stocked kitchens and even bowling alleys. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, sharing a…

Scotiabank to allow Canadian staff to buy more personal days

Scotiabank increasing mental-health coverage, providing leadership training

Scotiabank is increasing its focus on mental health through expanded benefits coverage and additional training for employees in leadership roles. Beginning April 1, 2022, all…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 09:00

Remote, hybrid or in-office work? Marketing agency lets staff decide

Fuse Create is adopting a hybrid work policy and leaving the decision to continue working from home or return to the office entirely up to…

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Employers see retirement benefits as top attraction, retention tool: survey

A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd.…

Small businesses increasing wages, benefits to attract talent: survey

Almost half (46 per cent) of small businesses that are currently experiencing hiring difficulties have increased wages, while 27 per cent have increased benefits and…

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2021 November 15, 2021
  • 09:00
Stigma, coverage barriers preventing proper treatment of migraine

Webinar coverage: How employers can support employees with migraine

Migraine affects 12 to 15 per cent of Canadians, said Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, a Montreal-based neurologist, president of the Canadian Headache Society and chair of…

Employers enforcing rules for unvaccinated employees

Employers are beginning to enforce rules for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus. To go to work today, Ontario long-term care staff must have…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Stories delving into how employers and employees are dealing with returning to the workplace dominated the top stories over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com, with three of…

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2021 November 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Workplace training among Ontario’s mental-health support for frontline health-care workers

Ontario is revealing more about its previously announced plans to spend $12.4 million on more mental-health and addictions supports for frontline health-care workers. Following the provincial government’s announcement in…

Webinar coverage: How can employers earn employees’ trust?

Trust isn’t something organizations can build, but rather something they must earn, according to Dr. Rumeet Billan, president and chief executive officer at Viewpoint Leadership…

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RBC focusing on mental health as hybrid work model rolls out

The Royal Bank of Canada is focusing on mental health to engage and retain employees as the bank shifts to a hybrid work model. While…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan for 2022 took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are…

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021
  • 09:00
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Ontario investing $12.4M in mental-health support for frontline health workers

The Ontario government is promising to expand mental-health and addictions support for frontline health and long-term care workers by investing $12.4 million over two years. In…

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2021 November 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Webinar coverage: How can employers better support working caregivers?

Many employees are engaged in a challenging “juggling act,” with about one in four Canadians aged 15 and older providing ongoing care to a family…

Employers grappling with worker shortages amid vaccine deadlines

A range of employers across Canada are starting to deal with some worker shortages as a result of a small percentage of employees not meeting…

What are Canadian employees’ top concerns about returning to workplace?

A majority (83 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members have at least one concern regarding returning to the workplace, including commuting time (44 per cent),…

  • By: Staff
  • November 3, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 09:00

38% of plan sponsors planning to update benefits plan design in 2021: survey

More than a third (38 per cent) of plan sponsors are planning to update their benefits plan design by the end of this year, on…

  • By: Staff
  • November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021
  • 09:00

Employees feeling less connected to work, colleagues amid shift to remote working: survey

Over two-thirds (66 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members said they feel less connected to their co-workers and employers over the past year since…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Six ways to incorporate green initiatives into benefits offerings

The Council of Parties to the United Nations’ climate convention, known as COP26, which is currently underway in Glasgow has put climate change on the…

People-centric approach to work builds holistically healthy employers, finds study

A new study is urging employers to transition from a traditional focus on employee benefits to one that covers job and work design, management, rewards…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 15:00
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Remote working helping employees with chronic conditions miss less work: survey

The shift to remote working due to the coronavirus pandemic is helping 77 per cent of employees with chronic conditions and/or chronic pain miss less…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 October 27, 2021
  • 09:00

Public service union ‘concerned’ managers may decide validity of employee vaccine views

The deadline for employees in the core federal public service to declare their coronavirus vaccination status was Oct. 29, but unions say there are still many…

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Award finalists discuss mental health, enhanced communications amid pandemic

More than 19 months into the coronavirus pandemic, employers are focusing on enhanced mental-health offerings and streamlined communications for their benefits and pension plans. During a…

Starbucks Canada perking up benefits, pay amid ‘critical staffing shortages’

Starbucks Canada is raising wages and benefits amid “critical staffing shortages” and a renewed commitment to the well-being of its workers. Beginning in January 2022, the…