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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…

28% of global employees planning to leave their employer within the next year: survey

More than a quarter (28 per cent) of employees say they’re planning to leave their current employer within a year, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2024 January 3, 2024
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Expert panel: How employers can support a multigenerational workforce

Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
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How employers can help employees with ADHD be engaged, productive

With hybrid and remote working arrangements becoming increasingly common, employers can take an inclusive approach to help employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder feel more…

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How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers

As Ontario prepares to introduce pay transparency legislation, it’s important for employers to consider how much information they want to share in job postings, says…

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How employers can support employee well-being amid global conflict

For Canadians and people around the world, the current news stream can be particularly bleak. While a brief ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas punctuated…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 27, 2023 November 24, 2023
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Q&A with UCS Forest Group’s Nancee Gelineau

UCS Forest Group’s chief human resources and administrative officer discusses the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, training managers to adapt to the new working environment…

Amazon Canada supporting Edmonton-based deaf workers through employee education, training

Amazon Canada is supporting deaf employees at its Edmonton fulfilment centre through enhanced accessibility measures and manager training. The online retailer’s site-specific initiatives include classes…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
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Telus Communications’ commitment to psychologically safe workplace leads to award win

Telus Communications Inc.’s proactive approach to fostering employee mental health led to its win in the Mental-health program category for companies with more than 1,000…

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36% of U.S. employers disclosing individual pay ranges to employees: survey

More than a third (36 per cent) of U.S. employers say they disclose individual pay ranges to employees and nearly half (46 per cent) are…

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2023 October 19, 2023
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How Redbrick’s flexible holiday policy is supporting employee well-being, workplace DEI goals

While Canadian culture has long been described as a mosaic, employers’ holiday policies are more likely to tie statutory holidays to Christian celebrations than reflect…

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74% of U.S. employers increasing benefits, compensation communications: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. employers say they increased their communications about compensation and benefits in 2023, according to a new survey by Arthur J.…

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2023 October 10, 2023
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Survey finds majority of employers say attraction, retention increasingly impacting total rewards decisions

Amid a challenging labour market, Canadian employers say attraction (64 per cent) and retention (57 per cent) are the top challenges impacting total rewards decisions,…

Q&A with BDO Canada’s Brooke Schwarz

The organization’s manager of national total rewards discusses incorporating ESG into the DEI space, its experience reimbursement program and spending time around B.C.’s lakes and…

How hybrid workplaces and employees can navigate flu season

While many workplaces have shifted to hybrid arrangements coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, employment experts say workers should be cautious about using that added…

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Return-to-office plans fall flat amid arbitrary rules, lack of communication

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Jamie Burke was happy with her job. Working in property management, the extroverted Vancouverite went into the office every day, took…