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69% of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with co-workers: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with work colleagues, according to a survey…

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Unifor withdraws application to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities

Unifor is temporarily withdrawing its applications to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities, accusing the e-commerce giant of providing a “suspiciously high” employee count.…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 19, 2024
  • 15:00
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Meridian focusing on flexibility, mentorship to promote gender equity, female leadership

Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
  • 09:00

70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey

While employers recognize employee benefits are an important part of attracting and retaining talent, seven in 10 (70 per cent) say it’s impossible to offer…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 22, 2024
  • 09:00

PSAC files policy grievance regarding transfer of PSHCP, impacts on plan members

The Public Service Alliance of Canada recently filed a policy grievance against the Treasury Board for its management of the transfer of the Public Service…

Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

Unifor has filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent Amazon.com Inc. workers in New Westminster and Delta, B.C. “Workers at Amazon are seeking…

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Feds seeking to boost domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors: budget

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
  • 09:00
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41% of pet owners willing to take a pay cut to work in a pet-friendly environment: survey

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of pet owners say they’d be willing to take a pay cut in order to work in a pet-friendly environment, according…

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
  • 15:00

Organon launching initiative to support women’s career, health journey in the workplace

Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered…

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Caisse reports more than $53 billion in low-carbon assets

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting $53 billion in low-carbon assets, including $15 billion in Quebec, representing an overall increase of…

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
  • 09:00

Survey finds 38% of Canadian employees say they spend too much time working

Two-fifths (38 per cent) of Canadian employees say they spend too much time working and half (52 per cent) of these respondents say they work…

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  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
  • 09:00
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U.S. employees say paid commutes, salary increase would encourage return to workplace: survey

The majority (83 per cent) of U.S. employees in a remote working arrangement say they’d be encouraged to return to the office if their commute…

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  • April 12, 2024 April 12, 2024
  • 15:00

Expert panel: How employers can support neurodiverse workers through benefits, workplace policies

Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity,…

Expert Panel: Why it’s important for employees to take time to recharge

Taking a break is always a good idea for employees, whether it’s a mid-morning stretch, a walk around the block, a lunch break in the…

Rise of remote, hybrid working leading employees to a ‘Great Exhaustion,’ says expert

While remote and hybrid working arrangements have revolutionized the modern workplace, they’re also fuelling unrealistic expectations for office communications, leading to what some have coined…

What employers need to know about determining remote workers’ province of employment

The Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for determining a full-time remote worker’s province of employment for payroll deduction purposes, which came into force on Jan. 1,…

U.S., U.K. delivery, ride-hailing drivers stop work on Valentine’s Day over pay, employee benefits

Thousands of ride-hailing and delivery workers in the U.S. and the U.K. went on strike on Valentine’s Day, calling for higher pay and other changes…

CRA clarifying how employers must determine province of employment for remote workers

The Canadian Revenue Agency is providing guidance for employers to determine the province of employment for full-time employees who are working remotely. As of Jan.…

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  • February 13, 2024 February 13, 2024
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how remote and hybrid working arrangements are leading to a ‘Great Exhaustion’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five…

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
  • 09:00

How the WSIB is supporting employee well-being with enhanced, unlimited mental-health coverage

While the coronavirus pandemic may be in the rearview mirror for most employers, the Ontario-based Workplace Safety and Insurance Board knows all too well that…

Q&A with BMO Financial Group’s Vanessa Lewerentz

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her…