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Corporate DEI roles fraught with retention issues: experts

When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but…

AstraZeneca Canada supporting LGBTQ2S+ talent with employee resource group

AstraZeneca is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ workers and drawing new talent with a new employee resource group. The AZPride Canada ERG will focus on providing social…

Shopify’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win helping expand employee wellness programs

Shopify Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefit Awards win is helping the company build on the most successful elements of its employee wellness programs, with an emphasis…


Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An Ontario Superior Court judge awarding $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario was the most-read story on over the…

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
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Yelp shuttering offices, doubling down on remote working

Yelp Inc. is embracing its remote-working first approach by closing its offices in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., as well as reducing its footprint…

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  • June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022
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Sounding Board: A look at the future of workplace wellness

Long before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, a massive transformation of the workplace was well underway. Advanced technologies, growing demand for…

20% of employees experiencing increased workplace conflict, aggression: survey

A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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More U.S., U.K. employers offering new childcare programs, subsidies amid pandemic: survey

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Deadline extended for the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. EST. The annual awards recognize employers and…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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Majority of North American employees seeking financial wellness benefits, flexible work: survey

Eight in 10 (83 per cent) North American workers are looking for more non-health benefits from their employer, according to a survey by Ceridian HCM…

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on Stelco Inc.’s $1.3 billion annuity buy-in for one of its defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on over the…

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  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: DEI more than a buzzword

The much-deserved, overdue and rising attention bestowed on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace over the last couple of years is a win-win for…

Head to head: Are employers making progress in improving DEI efforts?

While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder…

DuPont Canada introduces gender affirmation, fertility coverage to connect benefits plan with DEI strategy

By introducing gender affirmation and fertility benefits coverage, DuPont Canada is aligning its benefits plan with its multinational diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. It all…

How employers are integrating DEI into their benefits plans

When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity…

2022 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Pension plan sponsors incorporating DEI into plan philosophy, design and communications

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives aren’t a new concept for employers — just ask any human resources professional. However, in a changing world marked by…

How employers can dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace

AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its…

Back to basics on employee resource groups

In response to the race riots in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1960s, the chief executive officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. and its Black employees decided…

Q&A with Ikea Canada’s John Williams

IKEA Canada’s leader of equality, diversity and inclusion discusses the company’s equality plan, diversity in leadership and herbal medicine. Q: What top challenges do you…

KPMG allowing employees to work remotely from another province, country

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded…

Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of…

Expert panel: How employers can support working parents this summer

Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents…

31% of Canadian employees considering job change in second half of 2022: survey

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Canadian employees are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of…

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  • June 20, 2022 June 21, 2022
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Canadian employees’ engagement in line with global average of 21%: survey

While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per…

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  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Half of dog owners would leave employer for more pet-friendly company: survey

Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by…

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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