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Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions

Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that…


Majority of employers say hybrid work is challenging confidence in employee productivity: survey

More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 15:00

Expert panel: How employers can support workers amid rising inflation

The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital…

Half of U.S. workers experiencing burnout: survey

Half (49 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re burned out from their jobs, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 15:00

Which Canadian provinces are introducing right-to-disconnect legislation?

While right-to-disconnect legislation provides employees with a clear definition of their expected work hours, governments have to be careful they aren’t overly regulating because people…

Apple shifting return-to-workplace policy for office-based workers

Apple Inc. is making sudden changes to its return-to-workplace strategy for office-based workers. The policy, set to first take effect at the company’s Silicon Valley…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2022 August 18, 2022
  • 09:00

How employers can leverage pay transparency to achieve pay equity

Just because employers are transparent with their compensation philosophy or ranges, it doesn’t always mean they’re equitable in their compensation process, says Andrea Bartlett, director…

2022 Consultants Report: How consultants are helping plan sponsors grapple with mega-trends for future of work

While the latest stage of the coronavirus pandemic is heralding a gradual return to relative calm, plan sponsors are stepping out of the frying pan…

How employers can support work-life balance through right-to-disconnect policies

Employers can help employees achieve an optimal work-life balance by embedding a right-to-disconnect policy into their overall business practices, says Lidia Pawlikowski, associate vice-president of…


Manulife supporting LGBTQ2S+ employees’ mental health, hosting Pride Month events

Manulife Financial Corp. is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond with speaker sessions and ongoing enhancements to its benefits plan. Throughout June,…

What are the legal considerations for employers returning to onsite working?

As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree,…


Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
  • 09:00

2022 BPS coverage: Plan sponsors should be bold with benefits plan design amid ‘Great Resignation’

The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior…

Employers should walk, not run back to onsite working: experts

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office —…

Procter & Gamble Canada hosting Pride events for employees, providing inclusivity training

Procter & Gamble Canada is marking Pride Month with two events for employees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion issues. On June 14, the consumer…

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…

How CAA’s wellness app is evolving during the pandemic

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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Almost half of U.S. employees don’t have a clear understanding of workplace benefits: survey

Since the ‘Great Resignation’ began last year, new hires in the U.S. believe their onboarding process isn’t adequately covering many of the basics employees need…

  • By: Staff
  • April 13, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 15:00

AIMCo connecting, engaging employees with networking platform

Since the Alberta Investment Management Corp. introduced an employee networking platform in the fall of 2020, nearly 500 connections have been made, more than 95…

  • By: Staff
  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
  • 09:00

Employers prioritizing mental, physical health in return-to-workplace plans: survey

As employers prepare to bring employees back to their physical workplaces in 2022, they’re planning to position mental health (91 per cent), physical health (60…

  • By: Staff
  • April 4, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 09:00

How employers are navigating return-to-office plans

Office workers used to, well, work in offices. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since it was first declared, entire organizations — from the chief executive…

Half of U.S. employees say employers are supporting well-being during the pandemic: survey

More than half (58 per cent) of U.S. employees say their employer has supported their well-being during the two-year coronavirus pandemic, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 15:00

Expert panel: How employers can help employees struggling with burnout

Workplace burnout isn’t always easy to talk about, but after living through nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic, employers really can’t avoid it —…

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46% of employers lacking clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategy: survey

Almost half (46 per cent) of employers say their organizations currently lack clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategies, according to a new survey by Arthur…

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  • February 18, 2022 February 17, 2022
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