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Ontario to do away with sick note requirement for short absences

Ontario will do away with sick note requirements for short absences as part of a larger effort to ease the administrative burden on doctors. The…

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43% of U.S. workers would rather get a divorce than return to office: survey

Two-fifths (43 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re more afraid of working in an office full time than of losing their romantic relationship or…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 23, 2024
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69% of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with co-workers: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with work colleagues, according to a survey…

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  • April 22, 2024 April 19, 2024
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Unifor withdraws application to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities

Unifor is temporarily withdrawing its applications to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities, accusing the e-commerce giant of providing a “suspiciously high” employee count.…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 19, 2024
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Meridian focusing on flexibility, mentorship to promote gender equity, female leadership

Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey

While employers recognize employee benefits are an important part of attracting and retaining talent, seven in 10 (70 per cent) say it’s impossible to offer…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 22, 2024
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Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

Unifor has filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent Amazon.com Inc. workers in New Westminster and Delta, B.C. “Workers at Amazon are seeking…

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Feds seeking to boost domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors: budget

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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41% of pet owners willing to take a pay cut to work in a pet-friendly environment: survey

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of pet owners say they’d be willing to take a pay cut in order to work in a pet-friendly environment, according…

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Organon launching initiative to support women’s career, health journey in the workplace

Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered…

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Caisse reports more than $53 billion in low-carbon assets

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting $53 billion in low-carbon assets, including $15 billion in Quebec, representing an overall increase of…

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Survey finds 38% of Canadian employees say they spend too much time working

Two-fifths (38 per cent) of Canadian employees say they spend too much time working and half (52 per cent) of these respondents say they work…

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  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
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U.S. employees say paid commutes, salary increase would encourage return to workplace: survey

The majority (83 per cent) of U.S. employees in a remote working arrangement say they’d be encouraged to return to the office if their commute…

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  • April 12, 2024 April 12, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how remote and hybrid working arrangements are leading to a ‘Great Exhaustion’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five…

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  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
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How the WSIB is supporting employee well-being with enhanced, unlimited mental-health coverage

While the coronavirus pandemic may be in the rearview mirror for most employers, the Ontario-based Workplace Safety and Insurance Board knows all too well that…

Q&A with BMO Financial Group’s Vanessa Lewerentz

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her…

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41% of global employers report attaining full gender equity: survey

Just two-fifths (41 per cent) of global employers say they’ve attained full gender equity, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled…

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  • April 11, 2024 April 11, 2024
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93% of employees believe well-being is equally important to salary: survey

The majority (93 per cent) of global employees believe well-being is equally important to salary, a significant increase of 10 per cent year over year,…

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  • April 10, 2024 April 9, 2024
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Average workday contracted by 15% between 2021 and 2023: report

The average global workday contracted by 15 per cent between the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, from nine hours and…

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
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Survey finds 57% of Canadian employees would feel happier at work if they got a raise

More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’d feel happier in the workplace if they got a raise, according to a new…

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  • April 8, 2024 April 8, 2024
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Workers from equity-deserving groups say they’re paid less, receive fewer opportunities: survey

North American employees who are part of equity-deserving groups continue to report shortfalls in salary and advancement opportunities compared to other workers, according to a…

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  • April 8, 2024 April 5, 2024
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Sounding Board: How employers can create an effective employee experience program

Just a few years ago, employee experience wasn’t a top consideration among employers. However, the employee experience movement has recently gained momentum in the workplace,…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on considerations for plan sponsors ahead of the rollout of a new generation of obesity drugs was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here…

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
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76% of Canadian employers mandating partial, full return to office: survey

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadian employers are mandating employees return to the office partially or full time, citing productivity, team communication and workplace culture…

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  • April 3, 2024 April 3, 2024
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