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Providing free pads, tampons to federal employees could cost employers $1M+ annually: report

Providing free pads and tampons in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality, Canada’s labour minister was told…

TD bringing employees together to mark Canada’s first Emancipation Day

TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This…

New collective agreements for FCL, GFL staff include benefits improvements

New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor,…

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  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
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Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
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Ontario’s paid sick leave program costing less than expected

Ontario’s temporary paid sick leave program is receiving less uptake than initially expected. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that, as of July 21, a…

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
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Chief HR officers partly or fully responsible for DEI issues at 52% of U.S. employers: survey

For slightly more than half (52 per cent) of U.S. employers, the chief human resources officer is either partially or fully responsible for diversity, equity…

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  • July 23, 2021 July 26, 2021
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How the TTC’s first-ever chief diversity, culture officer is driving change

When you board a bus, streetcar or subway train in Canada’s biggest city, chances are the driver will be a man. Keisha Campbell, the Toronto…

Hootsuite supporting employee mental health with additional week off

Hootsuite Inc. is supporting employee mental health by giving workers more time off this summer. The social media marketing and management company held its inaugural…

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Canadian employees opting for hybrid work, thriving less than global peers: survey

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees said they prefer a hybrid or remote working arrangement, according to a new survey by Accenture. It…

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Purolator enhancing mental-health benefits offering amid pandemic

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar…

IKEA Canada continually building on DEI initiatives to support employees

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at…

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Half of senior leaders considering downshifting, quitting or retiring amid pandemic: survey

Just over half (51 per cent) of senior leaders are considering leaving, retiring or downshifting from their current organization or position due to decreased mental…

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 15:00
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73% of Canadians believe their employers perform strongly on social issues: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity…

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Twitter supporting working parents via virtual camp, learning offerings this summer

School’s out for the summer, which means many working parents are once again juggling remote working with trying to keep their kids occupied during the…

Number of employees retiring, quitting could rise as pandemic recedes: report

Employees choosing to retire or quit could rise in the second half of 2021 alongside the coronavirus pandemic receding, according to a report by the…

C.F. Crozier providing employees with $20,000 help to buy first home

The Ontario-based engineering consultancy firm C.F. Crozier and Associates Inc. is going beyond offering typical benefits, such as eye, dental and mental-health care, and providing…

Sun Life allowing staff to choose where they work post-pandemic

When Sun Life Assurance Co.’s employees return to work once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, they’ll be able to choose whether they work at home or…

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Uberflip improving company culture, employee retention through CSR initiatives

Toronto-based technology firm Uberflip is shaping its company culture by giving back to worthwhile causes. “When you give people an opportunity to be charitable, they’re…

B.C. hospitality workers’ layoffs affecting critical benefits during pandemic

A labour dispute between hospitality workers and two Vancouver hotels is affecting the employees’ health benefits and pension plan. More than 50 hospitality workers at…

RCMP rolling out new digital benefits, insurance platform for 40,000 plan members

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police group life insurance and disability income insurance plans are now available to members via a secure, self-service digital platform. When…

43% of Canadians fear contracting coronavirus when they return to office: survey

Although vaccinations have been ramping up across the country, almost half (46 per cent) of Canadians who are working from home are anxious about contracting…

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  • July 6, 2021 July 5, 2021
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Half of Canadians would leave job if flexibility isn’t extended post-pandemic: survey

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadian employees said they’d leave their employer if current flexibility in schedule and work location isn’t extended post-coronavirus…

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  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
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BMO training program highlighting importance of allyship for LGBTQ2S+ employees

The Bank of Montreal is empowering employees to become allies for their co-workers in the LGBTQ2S+ community. As part of its Zero Barriers to Inclusion…

Head to head: Should a hybrid work model be the new normal post-pandemic?

Two human resources experts weigh in on the future of white-collar work once the coronavirus crisis is under control. Carolyn Byer, head of HR for…

How will the potential work-from-anywhere boom post-pandemic impact benefits plans?

Since the global coronavirus pandemic prompted a move to remote working, white-collar employees are looking at jurisdictions from Nova Scotia to Bermuda, enticed by a…