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Gen Z reports worsened communication skills due to remote working, learning: survey

A quarter (24 per cent) of Canadian generation Z workers say their verbal skills have worsened due to virtual learning or working during the coronavirus…

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  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
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Q&A with the Royal Bank of Canada’s Jamie Abbott

The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking…

Canada Life facing gov’t financial sanctions following delayed benefits access for public employees

The federal government has begun imposing financial sanctions on the Canada Life Assurance Co. after months of outcry from public servants, retirees and their families who…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024
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90% of U.S. workers have ‘rage applied’ for a job in the last 6 months: survey

A majority (90 per cent) of U.S. workers have “rage applied” for a new job in the last six months, according to a new survey by Bold…

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  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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68% of U.S. employees say they’re unfamiliar with concept of neurodiversity

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re either unfamiliar with or don’t understand the concept of neurodiversity, according to new research…

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  • April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024
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Nearly half of working Canadian women disappointed with employer’s support during maternity leave: survey

Nearly half of Canadian women employees say they’re dissatisfied with their organizations’ support during maternity leave, according to a survey by Maturn. The survey, which…

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  • March 26, 2024 March 25, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how transparency and communication are key for employers planning to pay out executive bonuses was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are…

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  • March 22, 2024 March 21, 2024
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Employers paying out executive bonuses can avoid criticism by embracing transparency

Increased sensitivity around executive bonus compensation is pushing employers to prioritize transparency and communication when explaining why bonuses were awarded. The compensation method has seen…

65% of women employees concerned about receiving inadequate pay increases: survey

Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of women say inadequate compensation increases is their biggest concern in 2024, according to a new survey by Robert Half…

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

An article on how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has contributed to the province’s gross domestic product was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this…

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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How KPMG in Canada is keeping DEI at the forefront of the return-to-office experiment

Employers have the opportunity to create a more inclusive workplace by focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion as employees return to the office. The shift…

FSRA’s Pension Awareness Day helping engage, educate employees on benefits of workplace pension plans

For its second annual Pension Awareness Day on Feb. 15, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is holding information sessions for its employees to…

63% of U.S. employers with paid-time-off banks say most employees don’t take vacation due to workload: survey

While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent),…

How remote working is impacting employee mental health

As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers.…

Q&A with KPMG in Canada’s Denis Trottier

The organization’s chief mental-health officer discusses sharing lived experiences, a new employee and family assistance program and maintaining his own mountain biking trail. Q: What…

How employers can support remote workers in regions affected by conflict, natural disasters

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to the ‘work-from-anywhere’ trend, but what happens when remote employees are working from regions suddenly affected by natural disasters…

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

An article on the funded position of Canadian defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five top HR, benefit,…

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how the federal government should ensure its new Canadian Dental Care Plan doesn’t displace existing employer-sponsored dental coverage was the most-read story…

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  • January 19, 2024 January 18, 2024
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What do Ontario employers need to know ahead of new pay transparency legislation?

Before new pay transparency legislation takes effect in Ontario, it’s important for employers to ensure their current compensation structure is in order, says Dominic Girard, a senior…