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U.S. employers tweaking vacation, paid-time-off policies amid pandemic: survey

U.S. employers tweaking vacation, paid-time-off policies amid pandemic: survey

Employers in the U.S. are changing policies related to vacation and paid time off in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 15:15
Manulife giving all staff $50 to ‘pay forward’ this holiday season

Manulife giving all staff $50 to ‘pay forward’ this holiday season

In lieu of traditional end-of-year company celebration events and gifts, Manulife Financial Corp. is giving its 35,000 employees around the world $50 each and encouraging…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 08:45

2020 Consultants Report: Pandemic will fundamentally change benefits, pension plans

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing the future of work and, very likely, the nature of employer-sponsored benefits and pension plans. Looking to the end…

Citigroup staff plant trees, work at food banks for annual volunteering day

Citigroup Inc.’s employees in Toronto spent Tuesday planting trees and shrubs at a local conservation area for the bank’s global community day. During Citi’s annual…

Canada Life introducing RESP to group benefits plans

Students value salary, development in prospective jobs: survey

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Fear of speaking up can lead to employee mental-health issues: survey

The majority of U.S. employees feel they can’t share an idea, opinion or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at…

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00

CMHA releases guide for workplace impairment policies

The Canadian Mental Health Association is publishing a free resource to help employers develop new workplace impairment policies or update their existing ones. The guide’s goal…

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:15
Communication, learning key factors in driving employee experience: report

Communication, learning key factors in driving employee experience: report

Twenty-one per cent more Canadian employees cited collaboration and communication as key factors in their employee experience than their global counterparts, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • April 17, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 16:00

Employers including diversity objectives in benefits, culture programs: survey

Employers are increasingly including diversity and inclusion objectives in their benefits, compensation, workplace culture and well-being initiatives, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:50
Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and MyWorkplaceHealth.com founder Joti Samra are launching an online tool aimed at helping employers assess their leaders’…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:15
How Coast Capital is normalizing workplace attitudes about mental illness

How Coast Capital is normalizing workplace attitudes about mental illness

Employers have an integral role to play in managing workplace attitudes around mental illness, a plan sponsor told attendees at the 2018 Mental Health Summit Vancouver on Dec.…

Should employers support non-terminated workers during layoffs?

Should employers support non-terminated workers during layoffs?

While Canada’s unemployment rate is just six per cent, according to Statistics Canada, it doesn’t mean workforces are immune to layoffs. Employment in certain industries, such…

  • By: Jann Lee
  • January 7, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
74% of employers planning for gen Z’s learning needs: survey

74% of employers planning for gen Z’s learning needs: survey

North American employers are preparing for generation Z’s entrance into the workforce, with 98 per cent agreeing these employees will have different learning and development needs…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Economical Insurance staff give back to the community

Economical Insurance staff give back to the community

Employees at Economical Insurance are giving back to the community this holiday season to the tune of $32,500. The insurance company’s workforce has chosen 13 community-based…

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2018 September 16, 2019
  • 08:30

Technology, remote working creating workplace loneliness: study

Global employees spend almost 50 per cent of each day on digital communication, with more than half feeling lonely as a result, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 14, 2018 March 12, 2021
  • 09:00
Award winners discuss paths to improving employees’ well-being

Award winners discuss paths to improving employees’ well-being

These days, peace of mind is hard to come by, but the employers at the 2018 Workplace Benefits Awards roundtable centred their discussion around the…

How to use benefits to support diversity and inclusion

How to use benefits to support diversity and inclusion

Creating and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion is top of mind for most employers today. With increasing globalization and a highly competitive marketplace,…

  • October 2, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
New HR software launch focuses on entire employee lifecycle

New HR software launch focuses on entire employee lifecycle

Canadian company BOSSC Inc. is launching a new version of its human resources management software, which aims to help employers manage employees from recruitment to off-boarding. The…

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:45
Have your say: Should employers censor political talk in the workplace?

Have your say: Should employers censor political talk in the workplace?

The current political climate in the United States is so divisive that a fifth (20 per cent) of Americans want discussions about politics censored at…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Tips for engaging employees in plan design changes

Tips for engaging employees in plan design changes

When employers are making changes, such as introducing a new benefits or pension offering, scaling back health benefits or changing plan design, it’s important to engage employees and give them…

  • July 10, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Kinaxis uses HR barbecue to boost staff awareness of services

Kinaxis uses HR barbecue to boost staff awareness of services

With summer underway, Software company Kinaxis Inc. used a barbecue event last week as a way to introduce its growing human resources team to employees and…

Creating a thriving workplace with data, personalized employee benefits

Creating a thriving workplace with data, personalized employee benefits

Some organizations are unique. Their employees are genuinely excited to be at work and an undercurrent of energy and vitality permeates the air. They’ve transformed the…

  • May 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
Behavioural changes key to managing financial health like a chronic condition

Behavioural changes key to managing financial health like a chronic condition

May is the perfect time of year to address employees’ financial health, as they’ve just gone through the stress of filing their tax returns. As well, May…

  • May 8, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
Conduent sells HR consulting, actuarial businesses

Conduent sells HR consulting, actuarial businesses

Conduent Inc. is selling its consulting business formerly known as Buck Consultants. This week, the company announced a deal with a private equity investment firm,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:04
Ericsson adds peer-to-peer option to recognition program

Ericsson adds peer-to-peer option to recognition program

Multinational telecommunications company Ericsson is adding a peer-to-peer functionality to its recognition program for employees across Canada and the United States. Previously, the program was only…