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Should employers offer paid menstrual leave?

On the first day of her period, Amy Saunders says she’s often stuck in bed with a hot water bottle, downing painkillers and drinking tea.…

Shopify wins award for ‘digital by design’ employee health, wellness strategy

Shopify Inc. was awarded for its digital-first employee health and wellness strategy at Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. The technology company won the…

Unilever awarded for holistic approach to supporting employees amid pandemic

Unilever Canada’s holistic approach to supporting employees’ health and well-being throughout the coronavirus pandemic scored the company a win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits…

Number of U.S. female employees considering downshifting, leaving careers rising: report

One in three (33 per cent) women in the U.S. said they’ve considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce this year, compared to one…

  • By: Staff
  • October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021
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Who are the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits and…

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  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
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Amazon open to more remote work post-pandemic

Amazon.com Inc. is allowing many technology and corporate employees to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.…

Head to head: Should Canada implement a universal basic income?

Though the idea was coined by English philosopher Thomas More in his novel Utopia in 1516, several countries — including Canada — are considering how…

Employers leveraging benefits, flexibility to prevent pandemic surge in disability claims

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ottawa Community Housing Corp. battened down the hatches and focused on addressing any absence management issues before…

Supporting employees with chronic conditions amid pandemic-fueled delays to care

As the country began shutting down to focus on beating back the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic in March 2020, people with chronic…

Q&A with SAP Canada’s Megan Smith

SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges…

Indigo workers unionizing for enhanced benefits, paid sick days

Employees at several Indigo Books & Music Inc. stores across Canada are unionizing, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has “highlighted the precarity of retail work in…

Majority of U.S. employers implementing DEI initiatives in 2021: survey

More than eight in 10 (83 per cent) U.S. organizations are implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in 2021, according to a new survey by…

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  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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How employers can support staff well-being on World Mental Health Day and beyond

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, mental health was viewed as a workplace challenge waiting in the wings, but it’s moving to centre stage for many…

Canadians’ financial well-being up slightly, focus on retirement growing: survey

Canadians reported slightly higher levels of financial well-being in the summer of 2021, with many focusing on saving for retirement, according to a new survey…

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  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
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Majority of Canadians want to continue working remotely post-pandemic: survey

A majority (62 per cent) of Canadians want to continue working from home at least 40 per cent of the work week once the coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was front of mind this week, with Benefits Canada‘s look at how employers can mark the inaugural…

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  • October 1, 2021 September 30, 2021
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Employers raising wages, offering bonuses amid labour shortages: surveys

Canadian employers are using bonuses to attract and retain employees in a difficult labour market, according to a new survey by Mercer. Half (50 per…

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  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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Financial stress affecting workplace motivation: survey

When employees are financially stressed, they’re distracted and less productive at work and more likely to leave their jobs, according to a new survey by…

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  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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How employers can mark first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is…

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84% of Canadian employers considering permanent work-from-home policy: survey

The coronavirus pandemic is making Canadian employers more cognizant of the need to offer flexible working arrangements, according to a new survey by Randstad Sourceright.…

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  • September 28, 2021 September 27, 2021
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Majority of City of Toronto staff have received the coronavirus vaccine

Nearly 90 per cent of Toronto public service employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the City of Toronto. Five per cent of…

Pandemic changing ‘must have’ perks for U.S. millennial managers: survey

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26…

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was…

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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Pandemic putting absence management in spotlight for majority of U.S. employers: survey

A majority (75 per cent) of U.S. organizations said the coronavirus pandemic has influenced how they approach absence management as a whole, according to a…

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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97% of United Airlines’ employees vaccinated as mandate deadline approaches

United Airlines says more than 97 per cent of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus now that there’s less than a week before a…