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HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

Majority of Canadians support extending EI sickness benefit to at least 26 weeks: survey

A new survey by Ipsos for the Canadian Cancer Society showed 88 per cent of Canadians support extending the employment insurance sickness benefit to at…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
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76% of companies lacking DEI goals: survey

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst…

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  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00

TD Bank expanding DEI goals via e-training, shared experiences

TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month…

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IKEA Canada signing BlackNorth pledge, expanding DEI efforts

IKEA Canada is signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The pledge during Black History Month reconfirms…

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  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00
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Black professionals lacking clear paths to career advancement: survey

Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their…

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  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
  • 09:00
Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce says it will let most of its employees work from home permanently after the coronavirus pandemic, for at least…

Mercer Canada appointing wealth business leader

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business. Palandra will be in charge of investment, wealth management and retirement services and solutions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:57

Manulife names new head of Canadian operations

Manulife Financial Corp. is appointing Sarah Miller Wright as head of Canadian operations. Miller Wright’s role will be to continue Manulife Canada’s work to reimagine…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:52

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor is retiring and Kevin Strain is taking over in August 2021

Dean Connor, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, is retiring, effective Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Strain will take over as president and…

  • December 10, 2020 January 4, 2021
  • 01:24

HR teams focusing on total rewards, not just salary, for 2021

Many human resources teams that are planning 2021 salary adjustments and possible changes to total rewards programs need to focus on immediate ways to keep employee morale…

Editorial: Can working women have it all?

Editorial: Can working women have it all?

I’m about to embark on the most exciting and terrifying chapter of my life — by the time you read this, I’ll be more than…

How can organizations make meaningful improvements to diversity and inclusion?

In 2019, International Women’s Day was a significant event at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan because it prompted the launch of…

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  • September 18, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigns, plans to run for head of OECD

The only finance minister to serve under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly resigned Monday night, saying someone else should guide the country through a long…

B.C. introducing legislation for paid domestic, sexual violence leave

British Columbia is tabling legislation that would grant up to five days of paid leave for workers affected by domestic or sexual violence. The leave…

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  • March 4, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:45

Canadian workers want vacation, benefits plans and to work from home: survey

In 2020, Canadian employees are looking for more than just strong compensation, with 76 per cent of respondents citing at least three weeks of vacation, followed…

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  • December 6, 2019 February 7, 2021
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Citigroup staff plant trees, work at food banks for annual volunteering day

Citigroup Inc.’s employees in Toronto spent Tuesday planting trees and shrubs at a local conservation area for the bank’s global community day. During Citi’s annual…

Which work-related terms are dominating Canadians’ online job searches?

Health benefits and paid time off are among the top job perks Canadians are looking for when searching online for a new job, according to a new report by data…

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  • June 7, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:50

How a Blue Zone concept can benefit the workplace

What can a small Alberta town of 70,000 people do when the provincial government’s response to, “We need a hospital,” is that they can possibly…

How important are pet perks at work?

Allowing employees to bring their dogs to work could have a paw-sitive influence on morale, recruitment and retention, according to a new survey by Wellness Natural…

  • By: Staff
  • June 4, 2019 December 3, 2020
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Generation Z wants supportive managers, flexible work hours: survey

A third of generation Z measure success by manager recognition and colleague support, according to a new survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. The survey,…

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  • June 3, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Four years after the Ontario Securities Commission introduced its comply-or-explain disclosure policy, Canada has seen measurable improvements in the number of women sitting on corporate…

PIPSC agreement includes parental leave top-up, paid domestic violence leave

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Treasury Board have reached an agreement that includes expanded parental leave top-up, paid leave…

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30

Work-home role ambiguity negatively affects commuters: study

Employees who think about their upcoming role at work during their morning commutes are less likely to be negatively affected, according to a recent study by the…

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  • May 27, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45

Employers must shape workplace culture to fit preferences of younger generations: survey

More than four out of five (83 per cent) Canadian workers are satisfied with their work, according to a study on the Canadian workplace by office supplies,…

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  • May 24, 2019 November 30, 2020
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