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Editorial: Employers embracing innovation, flexibility in DC plan design

The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to…

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…

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U.S. supplemental health insurance premiums totalled $1.1B in Q1 2022: surveys

In the first quarter of 2022, new annual premiums for supplemental health insurance products totalled $1.1 billion in the U.S., a six per cent increase from…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2022 July 14, 2022
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Quebec paramedics striking for lower DB pension plan retirement age, equitable pay

Paramedics from 40 ambulance services across Quebec are striking to lower the required retirement age for their defined benefit pension plan and for pay equity…

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2022 July 6, 2022
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AstraZeneca Canada supporting LGBTQ2S+ talent with employee resource group

AstraZeneca is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ workers and drawing new talent with a new employee resource group. The AZPride Canada ERG will focus on providing social…

How employers are integrating DEI into their benefits plans

When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity…

How employers can dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace

AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its…

KPMG allowing employees to work remotely from another province, country

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded…

2022 BPS coverage: Plan sponsors should be bold with benefits plan design amid ‘Great Resignation’

The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior…

45% of remote, hybrid workers seeing improvement in performance: survey

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
  • 09:00

Apple, Microsoft boosting employee compensation amid inflation, tight labour market

Apple Inc. is upping its compensation package and giving its U.S. retail employees a pay increase of 10 per cent or more in a bid to…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Imperial Tobacco leverages career development to support employee well-being

The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. needed to breathe new life into its employee wellness strategy. While the…

How employers are maximizing health-care spending and wellness accounts

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, health-care spending and wellness accounts have been vital tools in employers’ support toolboxes. Whether it’s increasing the dollar…