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Salesforce mandating some employees return to office three days a week

Salesforce Inc. is requiring some employees return to the office and abide by other productivity rules amid slowing revenue growth. The organization, which was one…

42% of Canadian employers expecting obstacles in recruiting, retaining skilled workers: report

Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian employers say they anticipate obstacles related to recruiting and retaining skilled employees over the next three months, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
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Tech sector employment, pay gaps persist for women, BIPOC community: report

Women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s technology sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001…

Thomson Reuters supporting employee well-being with new vacation policy

Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee well-being with a new policy that allows workers to choose how many vacation days they take each year. Beginning…

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Report finds employee well-being, productivity improved during four-day workweek program

A global four-day workweek pilot program has resulted in positive impacts to employee well-being and productivity, according to a new report by Boston College, Cambridge…

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  • December 5, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 09:00
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87% of SMEs say employee mental-health support is important to business success: survey

The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Snap requiring employees to work onsite four days per week

Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
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Only 39% of U.S. employees can fully unplug from work during holidays: survey

Fewer than two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees said they can fully unplug from work during the holiday season, according to a new survey…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 09:00
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Meridian supporting employee financial wellness with guaranteed wage

Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is supporting its employees’ financial wellness by guaranteeing wages of at least $23.15 per hour. The pay rate — which is…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Big Bang supporting employees’ personal development with paid day for volunteering

Big Bang ERP Inc. is marking Giving Tuesday by encouraging its employees to volunteer in their communities through a paid day for volunteering. The initiative…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 29, 2022 November 28, 2022
  • 09:00

Ontario municipality establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

The mayor of a city west of Toronto says municipal employees will have to wear masks for the next six weeks amid rising illnesses among…

CIBC supporting employee health with wellness platform

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is supporting employee wellness with a new platform that focuses on healthy lifestyle tips and group well-being challenges. The…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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Survey finds 68% of global employers with high employee engagement have well defined DEI plans

Two-thirds (68 per cent) of global employers with high levels of employee engagement say they have a well defined diversity, equity and inclusion plan, according…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2022 November 24, 2022
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Q&A with Fluor Canada’s Lisa Hari

Fluor Canada Ltd.’s manager of Indigenous relations and DEI discussed the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace, employee resource groups and fishing. Q: What top challenges do you…

Expert panel: How employers can support employee wellness ahead of a looming recession

Every day, it seems the news includes a story or two about the economy and whether or not a recession is coming. At the same…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • November 16, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

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

An article on Telus Communications Inc.’s win in Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2022 November 3, 2022
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TTC lifting coronavirus vaccine mandate Nov. 27

The Toronto Transit Commission is ending its mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for workers and offering to reinstate employees who were terminated as a result of…

City of Toronto lifting coronavirus vaccine mandate Dec. 1

The City of Toronto is lifting its coronavirus vaccination mandate for employees, effective Dec. 1. According to a press release, the mandate, which was introduced…

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2022 November 10, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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GTA developmental service workers striking for paid sick days, better wages

Developmental service workers across the Greater Toronto Area are exercising their right to strike after their union — the Service Employees International Union Healthcare — was…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
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80% of U.S. workers view mental-health coverage as critical: survey

While 80 per cent of U.S. employees view mental-health coverage as critical, only 61 per cent have access to mental-health care as part of their…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 18, 2022
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Survey finds 68% of North American employers have a formal DEI program

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of North American employers have a formal diversity, equity and inclusion policy or program, while 60 per cent offer…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 18, 2022
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