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78% of U.S. employers focusing on quality of health benefits over cost: survey

About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
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TD expanding fertility treatment coverage, bereavement policy

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is enhancing its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage. The bank’s benefits program is now covering fertility and reproductive…

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How Accenture, Traction on Demand are supporting working parents in 2022

A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students…

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TTC, City of Toronto terminating unvaccinated employees

The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
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How can employers support coronavirus long-haulers?

As the phenomenon of coronavirus long-haulers — individuals who display symptoms for months following infection — becomes more prominent amid the ongoing pandemic, plan sponsors…

Sounding Board: Legal issues for employers dealing with coronavirus vaccine exemption requests

Employers have had to navigate many unique legal issues this year, including how to deal with the issue of coronavirus vaccines and employees. One question…

Top 10 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of 2021

The second year since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic was a significant one for the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, particularly…

Top 10 HR stories of 2021

Employers’ top concerns in 2021 included the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies, the impact of inflation on salaries, new employment legislation and plans for returning to…

Expert panel: HR trends to keep an eye on in 2022

As 2021 winds down, I have a few predictions of the human resources trends for employers to keep top of mind in 2022. Employers finding…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • December 23, 2021 December 9, 2021
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Half of Canadians report worsening mental health: survey

Employers, employees offer differing opinions on mental-health support: survey

Significant disparities exist between U.S. employers’ and employees’ perceptions of workplace mental-health support, according to a new survey by Lighthouse Research & Advisory. When employers…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
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Canadian banks pausing return-to-office plans amid spread of Omicron variant

Several Canadian financial institutions are delaying their return-to-office plans as concerns increase about the highly-transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant. Scotiabank is pausing a planned return to…

Government open to amending paid sick days legislation for federally regulated workers

The government is open to amending legislation that would provide 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers. Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan acknowledged that…

Employers in U.S. rethinking return-to-office plans in wake of Omicron variant

Employers of all sizes are rethinking their plans to send workers back to the office as the new Omicron variant adds another layer of uncertainty.…

Employees seeking pet-friendly workplaces, benefits: survey

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employees said they want their employer to offer paid leave after adopting a new pet, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2021 December 8, 2021
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KPMG supporting workplace diversity, inclusivity with gender affirmation policy

KPMG in Canada is supporting its transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse employees with a new gender affirmation policy. Stephanie Braid, director of inclusion, diversity and equity…

65% of employees looking to change jobs due to compensation, well-being: survey

Roughly two-thirds (65 per cent) of Canadians are seriously considering leaving their job because of issues such as compensation, declining job satisfaction and overall well-being,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2021 December 3, 2021
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City of Toronto, Scotiabank rolling out return-to-office plans

All fully-vaccinated office-based employees with the City of Toronto are set to be back in the workplace, at least some of the time, starting on…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
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SAP focusing on employee support, environmental issues in wake of B.C. floods

With climate change impacting the lives of Canadian employees, there’s a range of things employers can do to tackle the issue head on. As people…

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How employers can solve the inflation puzzle amid war for talent

As inflation hits a record high in Canada, employers are helping workers weather the storm through various benefits and compensation offerings, according to several experts.…

Hootsuite incorporating wellness, DEI into redesigned workspace

Hootsuite Inc. is emphasizing wellness, inclusion and collaboration with its redesigned Vancouver office, as employees begin their return to the workplace. In addition to features…

ACPM calling on feds to streamline pension overpayment recovery

Liberals introducing legislation on paid sick days for federally regulated employees

The federal Liberal Party is following through on an election campaign promise by introducing legislation that would provide 10 paid sick days per year to…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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Majority of U.S. employees lack confidence in employers’ return-to-workplace plans

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said they lack full confidence that their organization’s post-coronavirus pandemic workplace strategy is the right decision for…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2021 November 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How to connect with employees in a remote world

In Canada, the coronavirus pandemic is entering a new phase — vaccines are widely available, travel restrictions are gradually lifting and people are returning to…

Citigroup supporting employee wellness as return-to-office plans take shape

As Citigroup Inc. begins rolling out its plans for returning to the workplace, it’s focusing on supporting employees’ mental health and wellness throughout the transition.…

Scotiabank to allow Canadian staff to buy more personal days

Scotiabank increasing mental-health coverage, providing leadership training

Scotiabank is increasing its focus on mental health through expanded benefits coverage and additional training for employees in leadership roles. Beginning April 1, 2022, all…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
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