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How Willful is using benefits, flexibility and perks to attract top talent in tight labour market

While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company,…

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Generation Z valuing employee wellness programs for successful remote work: survey

While only 15 per cent of surveyed working Canadians listed wellness programs among their top three factors for successful remote work, the figure is almost…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 15:00
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Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 08:45

Collective Arts Brewing tapping into digital communication tools amid pandemic

Effective communications has become a necessity for employers since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. At Collective Arts Brewing Ltd., it’s also helping the company…

North American employers not maximizing benefits data compared to global counterparts: survey

Multinational employers based in Canada and the U.S. spend significantly more on their benefits packages than those in other regions, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • May 18, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 16:00

Focusing on employee experience helping build new, improved work culture

Amid the second (and hopefully last) year of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are starting to plan for the post-pandemic future. On March 11, 2020, the…

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

How Citigroup is using leave policies to support employees amid the pandemic

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshape the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00
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SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada is partnering with the Black Professionals in Tech Network to grow Black talent at the company, in line with advancing its own culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Microsoft executives…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
22% of Canadian employers would adjust pay of remote staff who move: survey

22% of Canadian employers would adjust pay of remote staff who move: survey

More than one-fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian companies say they’ll adjust the pay of remote workers who move to a different location, according to…

Some Canadian companies pledging to let employees get vaccinations during work hours

Canadian businesses are grappling with how they’ll handle the vaccination of staff, and for some that means allowing workers to get the shot on company…

Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada Corp. is partnering with Thrive Global’s employee well-being program. The program will offer behaviour-change resources and solutions to Walmart Canada’s 100,000 employees, ranging from frontline…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
Fewer companies planning 2021 salary freezes than last summer: survey

Fewer companies planning 2021 salary freezes than last summer: survey

Approximately seven per cent of Canadian companies plan to freeze salaries in 2021, according to a new survey by Normandin Beaudry. It found that while fewer…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Enbridge signing BlackNorth Initiative pledge, increasing diversity efforts

Enbridge signing BlackNorth Initiative pledge, increasing diversity efforts

Enbridge Inc. is undertaking a series of steps to further diversify its workforce and address anti-Black systemic racism, starting with signing onto the BlackNorth Initiative…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Nearly half of working Canadians (49 per cent) will be taking less or no vacation time this December as a result of the ongoing coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • December 18, 2020 April 23, 2021
  • 09:02
Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Newmarket is prioritizing the well-being of its staff and its community by creating a new…

Siemens Canada paying out $3.4M in year-end, one-time bonuses to employees

Siemens Canada is paying out $3.4 million in one-time bonuses to Canadian workers in appreciation of their extra work during the coronavirus pandemic. The company said the payments,…

Employers creatively celebrating the holiday season amid the coronavirus crisis

Employers creatively celebrating the holiday season amid the coronavirus crisis

‘Tis the season for employers finding unique ways to mark the holiday season during the coronavirus pandemic. When the December holiday season rolls around, Rogers…

Walmart Canada giving employees ‘appreciation’ bonus

Walmart Canada giving employees ‘appreciation’ bonus

Walmart Canada Corp. is giving new cash bonuses to its employees, saying the “appreciation bonus payment” recognizes their ongoing dedication during the coronavirus pandemic. The move…

City of Toronto pivoting to permanent hybrid work model

City of Toronto pivoting to permanent hybrid work model

Being an office worker used to mean going to an office. Not anymore. A new day has already dawned for many, including the City of…