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Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00

Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…

Employee recognition key to retaining talent: survey

Half (53 per cent) of employees who believe their work isn’t authentically recognized by their employer are actively looking for a new job, compared to…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 15:00

77% of employees believe remote, hybrid working improves well-being: survey

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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Buss Financial Group moving to a four-day workweek this summer

Buss Financial Group is implementing a four-day workweek this summer to provide employees with more flexibility. Employees will have Fridays off on a rotating basis…

Employees seeking enhanced well-being resources, employer recognition: survey

Half (49 per cent) of employees would like their employer to increase investment in mental, physical and financial well-being resources, according to a new survey…

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  • May 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

Employers seeking to withhold termination entitlements must prove wilful misconduct pre-planned: Ontario court

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed…

Relocation opportunities key to attracting, retaining knowledge workers: survey

Half (51 per cent) of knowledge workers who quit their job in the last two years believe a relocation opportunity is a must for new job…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

U.S. employees divided on whether workplace culture has improved over last 2 years: survey

While two-fifths (42 per cent) of U.S. employees believe the culture at their workplace has improved over the past two years, 23 per cent believe…

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
  • 15:00

Employees facing work-life balance, mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.…

Fewer employees working remotely in 2022: StatsCan

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six…

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
  • 09:00

Cisco exploring shifting a percentage of Canadian employees’ bonuses into base pay

Cisco Systems Inc. is exploring shifting a percentage of its Canadian employees’ bonuses into their base pay to help staff contend with the impacts of…

How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

67% of employees agree leaders effectively support their mental health: survey

While almost two-thirds (67%) of employees agree their leader effectively supports their mental health, there are still some key areas where they feel their leaders…

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  • May 2, 2022 April 29, 2022
  • 09:00

Survey finds 67% of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate burnout

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate their burnout, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The…

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  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Employers using flexibility, perks to ease return to workplace

Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area…

Ontario NDP platform includes dental care, pharmacare, paid leave

Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare. Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late…

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  • April 25, 2022 April 25, 2022
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A story that took an in-depth look at the federal government’s 2022 budget proposals and their potential impacts on employers and employees was the most-read…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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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…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • 09:00

Employers, employees facing mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing…